Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
In today’s society we have a false sense of reality, which can make us not identify what true beauty is. When you look up the category “beauty” you will find makeup and things alike that will give you the false imagery that the world seeks. However God counts you beautiful in a different way. For the Lord sees not man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) My hope is that by reading this article you will understand the true meaning of beauty and that you will be able to see yourself for who you really are.
The definition of beautiful is pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically, or of a very high standard, excellent. So the first point is:
- 1. Beauty is based on what pleases the mind. Not the eyes.
Scientifically your mind releases the hormones to tell you what you enjoy and what you don’t enjoy. Your eyes can do the same thing however it can also be deceiving, like make up. When something pleases your mind it creates character for the opposite person. Your mind has the power to reinforce you to do something again, as well as change the view of character towards the opposite person. The reinforcement to do something for yourself, and the trust that has been gained for another person all comes from pleasing your mind aesthetically. When you view beauty from the eyes, it may please the mind temporarily but has the possibility of a disappointment if you found out it was artificial.
- 2. Beauty has a standard of high quality, and excellence. Not typical, normal, or mediocre.
You were made with excellence and with a standard of high quality, and I expect you to be treated and to act as such. Unfortunately we live in an envious world. We want what other people have rather than focusing on the gifts we have for ourselves. There are 2 problems with this: No one has their standard of high quality because they are too busy trying to get someone else’s standard and/or everyone’s beauty has been devalued because what the world sees as beauty is really typical, normal, or mediocre. There is no sense of identity, or uniqueness among an individual because everybody wants to be like everybody else. Where is the beauty in that? How can a standard be measure against something else if they all look the same?
My prayer for you is to be different, BE YOU! Be the very person that God intended you to be before you were even born. You are of His workmanship, which means the degree of skills that He has placed inside you is something that you can’t imagine. God created you to do good things, extraordinary things, things that you can only do by remaining in Him. Have you ever noticed the attraction when someone is walking in their calling? This can be in profession or just in characteristics. Either way it’s you walking in the being that God has called you to walk in. Men are attracted to confident women who have their own identity in Christ that can compliment or enhance a man’s walk with Christ. Women are attracted to the confidence and/or faith a man carries from Christ, because they now can BOTH operate in God’s protection in any circumstance.
Be you to the full is a message that lets you know, that you as an individual are beautiful not because the world says so, but because of the individualism that God has placed inside you. My hope is that you no longer look at yourself in the lens of the world, but that that you transform your mind to not the things of this world. If you don’t know who you are yet, and the beauty you identify with is what the eyes can see, read more about Jesus. God created us in His image (Genesis 1:27), therefore Jesus character, view, power is a great start to understand the high quality that we have been made in. God wants to use your personality to accomplish His good will, I hope that you allow Him to use you fully. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are – Romans 8:19.
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