Hi. :) I stumbled upon a beautiful blog of a beautiful girl. She had a scripture up on her blog about the true beauty of a woman, and learning to see herself in a more positive light. That post really got me thinking. So I finally came back to my blog to write briefly about this topic (since it has been a source of joy in my journey through life! :)...
1 PETER 3:3-4
Whose adorning let it not be that
outward of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But bmeek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, of a
I have always felt a quiet peace regarding my own beauty when thinking about the beauty of my soul and not just my physical appearance...
beliefs that aren't entirely true and tossing them from your mind. Simple but powerful concept!
Another thing that helps me is to compare myself to a seed. If you were to take various seeds and mix them together then try to identify them you would probably not be able to identify many of them, and looking at them you might see "just a seed."
Being the creator of all seeds and knowing their true identity and potential, God views seeds differently. God knows each seed individually. When God see's a seed, He knows what that seed was created to become and produce; and He doesn't view it as "just a seed." He sees what it is capable of growing into and all of its amazing potential!
We humans are like seeds, and all too often this is how we see ourselves - as "just..."
To compare one's self in the seed state to a full grown and productive state can be discouraging! No matter how much a person has “messed up,” total repentance and forgiveness is always possible. To be encouraged to continue moving forward, we must learn to see ourselves not as we currently are, but as we may become! And we must learn to see others this way as well! That is encouraging and empowering! :D Here is a talk/speech I like to read and listen to about learning to See Others As they May Become (which I like to apply to myself as well)...
Another thing I try to do is to live with integrity. Sadly, some fear being caught in sin more than they fear sinning (perhaps not realizing that the true consequences of sin are so much more than losing face). It is part of my conviction to strive to always choose the right EVEN WHEN NO ONE KNOWS IT! This helps me to like myself more and brings peace. Learning to be less concerned with what others think of me and determining that all that truly matters is what God thinks of me has really brought a lot of peace in my life. :)
All of these things help me to remember that I was created to be beautiful.
They remind me that if ever I don't feel beautiful - I just need to pray to see myself through my Fathers Eyes...
Time for me to get going. I'll end this post with a bang! :) This song is BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING! :D
...and so are you! ;)