Beauty. It’s something all girls struggle to possess and all girls want to be called. To be called beautiful, to be lovely, to be enchanting. To feel like the lead heroine in a romantic comedy who gets called beautiful by the handsome lead. To be wanted. That is our heart’s desire even if we don’t want to admit it. In today’s society beauty is something that has become warped by starving models in magazines and Victoria Secret ads where the girls hardly wear any clothing. But to God beauty is so much more, and to him it is not something we have to try to grasp at, it is something we are born with, something that is already inside of us.
The definition of beauty according to the dictionary at least, is a quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind. Even according to the dictionary beauty is so much deeper than a made up face. To be called beautiful is not simply to be gorgeous on the outside, but to be gorgeous on the inside as well. I think that God is calling all of us to a higher standard of beauty than is evident in today’s heavily backwards society. Our beauty is the most precious gift God has given us, and to waste our short lives on earth being insecure about our looks was never the way God intended it.
Every time you look in the mirror and hate your reflection, every time you skip dessert because you think it will help you get a boyfriend, every time you wake up and your face is covered in acne, every time you stare enviously at another girl because you wish you looked like her, is breaking God’s heart. He is like the world’s biggest protective father and to Him we will always be His little girls. He created us, He wanted us, He thinks we are beautiful. To think we waste our time believing the lies that we are not is one of the saddest things in the world. God is the single creator of the universe and to judge our worth not by Him, but by what the nasty girls at our schools think of us or by what the ignorant boys call us behind our backs, is backwards. We have to stop believing the lies and start believing God’s truths.
I think that beauty can be summed up in six acronyms and that is what I am going to be talking about on my blog for the next couple of weeks. BEAUTY or trying to convince girls that they are Brilliant Elegant Authentic Understood Taken and Yielding. Every day God reveals the beauty of His creation through us, and every day we are stuck believing we aren’t beautiful is another day wasted. Even if Harry Styles told you himself you were beautiful that would not give you the confidence that can come from God telling you, you are beautiful. Life is short, too short to let the world control how you feel about yourself. “ For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know this full well.” I think that God can’t wait for the day that every girl believes this Psalm 139: 13-14 verse. He is waiting for you to believe Him and to embrace all you could truly be, all you have to do is take the plunge.