Society gives us this image of what beautiful looks like. The girls/ women in the magazines, movies, TV shows, whatever. We’re told that if we don’t have the right body, the right look then we’re not beautiful. This, my friends, is false. God made us all perfectly. We are all beautiful in His eyes.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
You don’t have to be “curvy”. That’s not necessary. Whether you have a body with curves or without curves, you’re still beautiful. You’re body type could be an hourglass, a pear, an apple, a banana, or anything and you will be beautiful. You can be stick thin, heavy-set, or anywhere in between and you’re still beautiful. Why? Because beauty comes from within. God looks at what’s on the inside - what’s in our hearts - not what our outward appearance is. He made you beautiful inside and out but if you’re society’s beautiful but you don’t have Jesus in your heart and you don’t live a Christ-like life, then it doesn’t matter.
I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
And can I just talk about this whole “thigh gap” issue?
Having a gap between your legs also does not define if you’re beautiful or not. It doesn’t now, nor will it ever. If you have a gap between your legs naturally and that is just your body type, that is great. (Here comes a short thought on dieting…) But if you try to lose weight so that you have that space between your thighs, ask yourself this first: Am I healthy now? Do I need to lose weight for my health? Think healthy - not skinny, not underweight, not thigh gap. HEALTHY. The whole idea of losing weight to have a gap between your thighs is ridiculous.
Everyone has different body types and different statuses of healthy, so how can you possibly choose ONE that is better and above all others that is the only beautiful way to look? You can’t. That’s not right because not everyone can look like that. Beauty doesn’t stem from a look that Hollywood has picked out for us. It stems from what’s in your heart. It stems from what God cares about - your heart. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
Song of Solomon 4:7
All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
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