As women, it’s often easy to get confused on the source of where our beauty comes from. It’s hard to truly remember our beauty isn’t from Ulta or Sephora. It isn’t derived on how well we can contour. Our source to beauty is God.
I believe the amount of beauty we are able to see or claim, is measured by how well we know God. Please hear me. I am not saying you are ugly if you do not know him well. I am saying your perception of beauty will be lacking its source. You are beautiful, creation is beautiful; but you won’t see it.
What you will see is every flaw you think you have. You will see comparison. You will see lack of purpose. You will see unworthiness. You won’t find joy in fresh rain or the vastness of the sky. You won’t look at the heights and depths of every mountain and be overwhelmed in thankfulness.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1
“In his hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you would only hear his voice…” Psalm 95:4-7
When you look at yourself bare and raw, behind the makeup, what do you see? You were created in Gods image. We have been told this for forever, and we say this like it’s no big deal. The source of all things beautiful, made you in his image. How beautiful do you think that makes you?
I don’t know what you’re going through right know. I don’t know what your insecurities are. I probably don’t even know you at all, but God does. I know that we were meant to live free. I know that through knowing God, our transformation to freedom begins. But it starts with knowing him.
When we know our true Source of beauty, we will know purpose. We will know worthiness. We will know the overwhelming sense of awe for all creation. The beauty we hold inside of us, has no limits. It doesn’t run out. It doesn’t fade with age.
“We’re transformed by this one thing; to know your presence and to see your beauty” – Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal
I want you to know how beautiful you are. I want you to know the beauty you hold inside of you is a message needed to be heard by so many women just like you. I want you to know that there is freedom in every area that you are held captive. I want you to know that in Gods presence, you are made new. You are transformed. God is longing for us to know him, and for us to discover who we are. So let’s shake off our shackles and look at the beauty surrounding us, start by looking in the mirror.
Featured Image by Nicole Leever