How amazing is it that the Lord does not see as Man sees.
Physical beauty has no standard because it is measured by the heart.
Goal: See yourself the way God sees you.
The world puts so much emphasis on the body but never enough on the mind. How can we believe that a woman who fears the Lord will be praised when we are constantly exposed to magazines, television commercials, and other forms of advertisement that are littered with exercises to trim down belly fat and super foods that will keep your belly flat. There are articles dedicated to looking like other celebrities. Articles about doing good works, being kind, and being a better person overall are rare. Being mentally beautiful means to have a beautiful mind. We must think on beautiful and good things, which means we must think of ourselves as beautiful. Everything that God created was considered good in His eyes (Genesis 1:31).
for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)
Whatever you fill your heart with, your mind will be full of it also.
Goal: Remember that we don’t live to please men. We live to please God (Galatians 1:10, Colossians 3:23).
The Bible mentions how beautiful people are, but His Word never focuses on their appearance. The importance of beauty is never mentioned in the Bible.
In like manner also, that women clothe themselves in modest clothing, with decency and self-control, not with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing, but with good works, which is proper for women professing godliness. (I Timothy 2:9)
There is nothing wrong with being beautiful or enhancing your beauty with these things. We can take the time to curl our hair, match our accessories, and wing our eyeliner, but if looking beautiful and receiving compliments are the most important thing, then we will be disappointed. Beauty fades.
Redefine beauty. Beauty is good works. Beauty is godliness. The amount of time you spend getting ready should be equivalent (or more) to the amount of time you spend in prayer and study.
Goal: Redefine beauty and what is more important. Your appearance or your heart? Accept your inner beauty because it will radiate from the inside out.
Take care of yourself. Love yourself like the Lord loves His church.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord cares for the church. (Ephesians 5:29)
If you could be two of the three, which two would you strive for?