Your beauty is undeniable.
No matter what you look like, no matter what you’re wearing, and no matter how fit you are. The Bible says in
“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
For me, as I sat there looking at some old pictures a few months ago as I was going through on Facebook, I began reminiscing about my past. I began reminiscing about what I use to look like and I didn’t know why. The only significant thing that had changed about what I looked like was I had a haircut. I missed my hair, my tan, and everything about my past. But as I began thinking about creation and this new season I’m entering in, I began realizing that as creation changes, more beautiful things are grown as a result afterward. When old things begin to pass away, this is already a foreshadowing of the beauty that is coming.
In order for something new to grow in its fullest, everything of the past has to be broken down, too. I realized it is important to be satisfied with what I look like, but in order to do that, I need to allow myself to let go of the things that no longer were designed for me in order to step into a greater sense of my own freedom. That applies to many things in life though, and it is a process and a cycle of renewing and replacing the things that no longer define me with who I was really created to be.
So, if we are trying to run and there are still ropes tied to our past we are holding on to as we are running, we are not actually getting anywhere. If we are learning about our beauty, yet we are looking in the mirror critiquing things we would like to change, we are not looking in the mirror as a new creation in Christ, fully redeemed.
Isaiah 43:19 says,
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Therefore, you are worthy because Jesus did a new thing by dying for you on the cross. He crossed out all feelings of inadequacy and disbelief that you are beautiful. You are a flourishing daughter of a king that loves you and sees every bit of your beauty.
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