Yes, I’m Beautiful!

I’m sure you are all wondering where I’m going with this post. Just bare with me. I may get my thought muddled, and you might leave confused. I’m sorry if that happens.

The title of this post is ‘Yes, I’m Beautiful’ and it is that for a reason. Because I am beautiful and I know it. I have always known it, I have always believed it. There has never been a point in time in my life where I have looked at my reflection in the mirror and thought that I wasn’t beautiful. My face isn’t perfect. I have acne, that never really goes away and sometimes just the slightest thing can cause it to flare up. But even when it was flared up I didn’t think any less of my appearance. I have never had a reason too.

I imagine this can sound prideful, but I’m not trying to be prideful, just sharing my thoughts. I know what a truly beautiful person looks like. To me beauty is so much more than what you look like. And I have had people tell me all my life that I am pretty or beautiful, people that I trust. Why wouldn’t I believe them? With that in mind I can look at myself and know that I am beautiful and not just because someone told me that I was.

Because of that fact that I have never thought less of myself than other people, it always annoys (and confused me, you can’t understand how much I don’t understand this) me when I see things where people talk about how they feel insecure about themselves. Where it be about how they look or who they are. It annoys me because I can’t understand that. I don’t understand how someone elses thoughts or opinions could cause you to look at yourself as if you were worthless. I have always been confident in who I am. Self confidence is not sinful. There is a difference between being confident in who you are and prideful about it. I am know that I am a beautiful and talented person, I am confident in that, not prideful.

People are so worried about what others think of them. And it is annoying. To me. I have never cared what other people thought of me. I am who I am, I’m not going to change because you don’t like me. If you don’t like me go where I am not. It’s simple.

What annoys me more than the fact that people think less of themselves because of someone elses opinion is the inspiring post they do about. Things like ‘Be Your Own kind of Beautiful’. What?!

Now, this particular one bothers me the most. You shouldn’t be your own kind of beautiful. Your own kind of beautiful might not be what is truly beautiful. You don’t get to decided what is beautiful, you don’t have to. God has already done that. He has said what He finds beautiful.

He had made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in this human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

So yes, I’m doing to do the very thing that I find most annoying. I’m writing a post telling you that you are beautiful. But not because the world tells you that you are beautiful (the same world that says your ugly. Twisted huh?). I’m going to tell you that you are beautiful because God says you are. You are made in His image, you are exactly how He wants you to be.

I hope this wasn’t confusing. I know I was sort of rambling in a way, hopefully it all made sense. 🙂 Remember, in the Bible it never says that being ‘pretty’ is wrong. It doesn’t say that pretty clothes or wearing jewellery. It merely says that these things should never become more important than having faith in Christ. Your outward beauty isn’t everything and it will eventually fade away.

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4 Responses to Yes, I’m Beautiful!

  1. Mary,
    Thank you for your post. Honestly, it was very inspiring! The Lord has given you a rare gift to be able to hear someone else’s opinion and yet look the other way. not many people are able to do that. It’s true. And often it is a sin, because we are looking at other people’s opinions as more important than God’s. We need to constantly remember, as you said, that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
    At the same time, we are constantly being sanctified in Christ Jesus. We are not as beautiful inwardly as we could be. But we are ever getting closer to that day when are sanctification will be complete. To me, this is very encouraging. Because I am not satisfied with who I am right now. (spiritually) And I think that is healthy. That makes us lean even more on our blessed Savior, and look to Him as our only way for salvation.
    I suppose my point of this long expose is that, yes, we are to be satisfied with what God has made us physically. God has made us each uniquely beautiful. But, if you are speaking spiritually, then we will and never should be content with who we are until we reach heaven. For we will never be perfected until that day.
    Thank you, again, for your inspiring post. And please forgive the length of my comment.

  2. Ashton says:

    Love this post, Mary!

  3. This was so beautiful and inspiring, Mary! I loved it, thank you for sharing it! <3

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