Earlier this week I was meditating on a particular scripture, “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 people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” — 1 Samuel 16:7
I recently started an awesome workout challenge for 3 months. I am learning how to eat better, working out with a intense exercise program and so on.. Which is great, I feel great. But when I read, "The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." I see that the main thing is beautifying your inner beauty, while there is nothing wrong with shedding excess weight or having the desire to be "Beautiful" inside and out. After all it does say, your body is the temple of Holy Spirit, so you need to talk care of your body. And the bible speaks so much about beauty. "So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him." Psalm 45:11
Okay, so then after reading all this, your going to ask? What the title is all about? Yesterday, as an interpreter I took a call of a lady who had a bad experience getting her eyebrows tattooed. Her eyebrows came out way darker then she expected, so the lady felt so guilty, depressed, embarrassed and self hatred for getting her eyebrows done. I know not everyone has this experience I know people that get it done and they look amazing. So I m not judging anyone, I think I even considered it once too, I color my eyebrows almost daily (Oops! I blurted the truth). And I wondered what would my reaction be if that was me instead? She was embarrassed of her husband and son even looking at her. She hid in her room for a month, she didnt realize that her biggest problem that came to surface was forgiving and loving herself. Because her husband had already said, "it looks fine, they are looking natural." Which is almost an oxymoron, we want a darker shade of eyebrows but still looking natural? But that was not enough for her. She told her doctor, I have always been a little vain. I guess we all can be vain, and other times we wont believe that we are beautiful, even though we are. Which honestly by what I heard, I knew the lady was beautiful.
So I want to finish off with this, one day in deep worship and prayer, I knew in my heart I was "Beautiful" to the Lord. To him I was the most beautiful, and at the same time I knew He felt the same way about every other woman he created. And I wasn't jealous because it was insight to my heart, how beautiful every woman really is. So I hope you love yourself even more after reading this!