Dear friends and readers,
I've been thinking alot about false beauty in our culture.
Thanks to a dear friend for bringing this to my attention!
(Guys take note: this is a post mostly directed towards ladies. You can read and comment if you want, but I'm writing it from a female's perspective to other females :)
(I also can't believe I'm posting this picture! haha... x.x)
These two words almost always go hand in hand.
We as women want to look nice. Attractive. Beautiful.
But the question I want to pose tonight is:
Is that really what matters?
We do our hair. We makeup our faces. We dress as cute (and hopefully as modestly - completely different post :D) as possible.
Sadly, in our culture today, that's the extent of all to many a female's worries.
Well, that and "climbing the social and/or business ladder".
I want to point all females to Proverbs 31:30~
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
And I Timothy 2:9-10~
9 likewise also, that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. (italics mine)
I've been convicted of being too concerned with my looks personally. I've taken way too much time to get ready to some place. "What will people think of me?" or "How do I look?" have crossed my mind more times than necessary, I'm sad to say.
Now, I want to clarify one thing... just in case anyone out there is thinking what I think you may be thinking. :) I'm not against trying to look nice or lovely. I just don't believe it's right to focus too much on it.
God has been working in my life to concentrate more on glorifying Him... making a conscious decision to do so. He has been teaching me to live my life "with good works", striving to live for Him and being loving to family. (Saying none of this pridefully, but thankfully!)
I've been so changed in this area that I don't even mind sharing this below picture with you (too much ;) I posted this scripture on it because I want to tie it to my daily ritual of getting ready for the day.
1st picture, before makeup: 2nd picture, after makeup
Shocking, eh? haha
I pray that the Lord will continue this new work he's begun in me! (Philippians 1:6)
God is good in that he is faithful to complete it!
What are your thoughts on this issue?
Did I make sense? :)
Hope to hear from you.