Posted by: Judy | January 23, 2020

This week in Beauty

This was a game changer. Ginger Garrett tackled the world’s definition of Beauty. She chose one word: Seduction. My first thought was rejection, and then I realized she was right. It was the definition my mother implied when she told me my excess weight and scars would keep any man worth marrying from choosing me. Which begs the question: Is he really worth marrying? It spoke poorly of men and belittled me. My entire perspective on Beauty was wrapped up in that insane lie.

Beauty is a reflection of God.

Bridget Thomas’ post, over at Christians Read, tied in with what I’ve been learning.

https://christiansread.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/the-nonexistent-picture-that-caused-me-to-reflect/

How often do we cheat ourselves of something special because we think we aren’t good enough?

I don’t see myself as beautiful. I also don’t see myself as lovable. I never associated the two. I believed God loves the ugly ducklings as much as He loves the swans. It never occurred to me that to God all His children are swans. I am beautiful because I am His. I am lovable because I am His. To God, Beauty and Love aren’t one or the other. To God, Beauty and Love are intertwined, one an inseparable part of the other, just as His children are an inseparable part of Himself.

Our perfect God sees us as swans while an imperfect world calls us ugly ducklings. Why do we believe an imperfect world and not our perfect God?


Responses

  1. This is a very inspiring post.

    “How often do we cheat ourselves of something special because we think we aren’t good enough?” Wow. I am sorry to say that we all probably do this a lot, in different areas of our lives.

    “Our perfect God sees us as swans while an imperfect world calls us ugly ducklings. Why do we believe an imperfect world and not our perfect God?” Very good point!

    Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to see things from Your perspective, not the world’s perspective!! 💜

    • Amen! ❤

  2. God’s view of the world is always filled with truth.

    • Yes, it is.

  3. This is beautiful. It actually made me tear up a little.


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