Real Beauty

Don’t be beautiful. They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be. But honestly? Forget that. Don’t be beautiful. Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented – there are an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful. And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word? Be your own definition of amazing, always. That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.  {Nikita Gill}

I wish I were more beautiful. Sadly, this thought has plagued your mind at least a dozen times. This culture’s checklist of “beautiful” consists of things like unachievable mermaid hair and a perfect tan. But darling, do you know what you were made to be? Do you know what God intended you to be?

Real.  

God created you to be real. He formed the innermost part of your being, clothing you in righteousness, filling you with a spirit of loveliness. He made you beautiful from the inside out. God knit you together in your mother’s womb, and He constantly loves you with all the love in the universe. Dear sister, you were awesomely created by our Almighty Father to be genuinely real.  He says to you, “You are priceless, my darling. You are beautiful – there is no flaw in you.

In a world of skin-deep beauty, be genuine. That’s rare. Believe in who you were created to be. Believe that you were created to be real. Real girls have bad hair days (or just untamable hair in general). Real girls wander around the house in sweatpants eating ice cream (because they can). Real girls have acne. Real girls sing in the shower. Real girls have late night talks with their Lord. Real is unconventional, raw beauty. Darling, be real! Be a wildflower in a world full of roses. Be your own definition of beautiful.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind… {Romans 12:2}

Wake up, darling! Realize who you are! You are His, and you are exquisite! You, in all of your quirkiness, are flawless. You are filled with exotic, original, and unique beauty. You were so lovingly created to be authentic. Sweet one, you are beautiful for simply existing.

Hugs,

Jessi

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