Beauty and beauty, we go the extra mile to be pretty and attractive…
Beauty is a characteristic of an animal, idea, object, person or place that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction. Yet a lot of people struggle to define beauty. Some say everything is beautiful but our eyes fail to see it. Surely beauty is more than just cosmetic.
A team of Belgian researchers have analysed the problem in six studies. ‘Human beings are attracted to glossy objects,’ they say.
Shiny and glossy ladies….
What can I do with such a beauty? Pretty woman walking down the street or should we sing lady in Red …….💖
If you ask most people what they find beautiful about a person, many of them will probably begin to describe someone’s physical characteristics. It usually goes something like this: “I like big eyes, long hair, tall, round, big boobs, big muscles, athletic and a nice butt”
We are not happy with the way we look, we constantly trying to change or copy others.
It’s no wonder that so many people are seeking out ways to “fix” their outer selves. For example, since Keeping Up with the Kardashians debuted, some people are going to extreme measures just to live up to society’s standards of beauty.
How often do we look at the inside of a person, a woman
How often do we look at the inside of a person, a woman, a friend and a colleague?
What about what can I do with such ugliness? Some of you might avoid looking at him/her instantly.
How do I find beauty in someone’s ugliness? Ladies and gentlemen are you listening?
When are we really ourselves then? Nothing feels natural anymore, you even wonder which part is being fake, careful those who are going on a date..
Is that how God designed us to be?
Yet God made us in His image. How can we then be ugly? Yet some people are prettier than others both physically and in character.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
That gives us ample choice to pick the bride or the groom you want, someone compatible, someone who cares, someone sweet and a bit sour, someone who will cook good food all the time, someone who is always trendy or aim at perfection. Or even rich, for some of us beauty fits when the bank account is full…..
Someone once told me he wants beautiful babies so the physical looks are more important here. I said I thought all babies are cute yet he was eager to dispute and show me the evidence for it.
Everybody has his own preferences and dislikes in what He wants in a woman and vice versa and they have their own particular/peculiar ways of defining beauty and goodness.
These days anything goes. We can now design babies, cars, houses, clothes; we choose the color, the sex and so on. If man could, he would probably design his wife too and vice versa. Just imagine the thought of that possibility.
But no beauty or youth last as much as we would want to. At least not until we get our resurrected bodies when Jesus comes back. We all age and sag at some point but surely, some will call it age gracefully.
But how many of us are aging gracefully, how many of us are still dying the grey hair, covering the ugly bits with foundation and heavy makeup.
How many of us are still obsessed with our outer looks, how we look, how we present and how we are perceived in others ‘ eyes.
How much time and money we invest to look after our physical body. From botox, to implants, to cosmetic surgery, to make -up, to trendy designer clothing.
It’s nice to look good, but what does it say about your character? Your personality, are you just as good and beautiful in the inside too!!!!! That would be a double portion.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Some of us think it’s too hard to see the inner beauty, it is a lot easier to be attracted to the outside looks and then hope the inside is just as pretty too ? As you get older, you will might meet Christian girls who spend more time trying to find the perfect outfit, get the perfect tan, find the perfect lip gloss, and have the perfect body. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look pretty, we need to make sure it’s in balance.
Church should not be a place for catwalk show but worship.
If we focus on just the physical side, then we in for a disappointment often with long term headaches or scars.💔Then we quick to blame God for our bad decisions and bad choices of relationships. Or we simply blame it on love, love is blind… No my friend love is the most powerful emotion that God created. Without love, He would not have created you and me but may be a robot instead.
Love is not blind, our eyes 👀 are blind….
When you choose your partner for life based on her/his physical looks, that is a relationship that will surely die at some point whether we like it or not. No wonder divorce is at its highest and family ties are more broken and dysfunctional. We are focusing on the physical too much.
May be we can learn from the movie Beauty and the Beast.
Does God see your beauty the same way?
Imagine if God was to look at your outer looks and judge you to be fit enough for His Kingdom and privileges by how pretty you look me and a lot of people will have too many flaws to fit in.
Praise God that He is just and judge us by our inner self, our hearts not by our looks, not in this fallen world anyways. From the day Adam and Eve sinned, God has to cover their nakedness with goats’ skin.
But it’s not impossible with God, if you pray and ask Him first to show you your soulmate and not to let your eyes deceive you by just the outside looks, then you know you hit the jackpot. God sees through us so there is no going wrong there like we do.
We spend so much time investing in things that do not last and will never last. Why don’t we focus and invest in what will last and can last a lifetime.
We serve a Holy God and an eternal living God, so why don’t we learn from our Master and learn to invest in what will last us in eternity, the way God expect us to live.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewellery and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Why not choose your partner based on his inner beauty first. Look and study his character, his personality, his values and above all his love for God. That itself is a life time process, it takes time to get to know someone. You will learn new things as you live and grow old together.
If you have chosen your partner based on God’s blessing and approval, you will surely explore a relationship, an inner beauty that never seems to stop fascinating you. Then when you look at your wife 20 yrs after, you will still see her beauty despite all her grey hairs, saggy skin and rather overweight size compared to the model she used to be. If anything you will say she looks even more beautiful than before. Amen
God designed beauty, he is the most artistic Creator, hence let Him teach you how to appreciate beauty and what truly matters in His eyes. God would rather see us work on becoming beautiful on the inside — the kind of beauty that lasts forever.
Psalm 139:14 Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous–how well I know it (NLT).
You are created in the image of God, and God doesn’t make junk! Every person is unique. No two are the same. God sees you as a masterpiece.
Don’t be discouraged 😞 if you have made bad choices already, it is never too late for God to restore. At least you can warn your children, your friends, those that surround you, those who need to turn back to God.
Thank you Jesus.
Thank you precious Holy Spirit.