Definition of True Beauty
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 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.”
— 1 Peter 3:3-4
Are you striving for beauty? Know that the content of your heart is the true source of beauty, and that beauty can only come when we love ourselves and are comfortable in our own skin.
When we understand what our Designer says about us and how He truly sees us, then the rest will fall into place. We need to teach our children how to realize the unique beauty they possess.
Beauty has nothing to do with makeup or hairstyles, but it has everything to do with your spirit and the content of your heart.
A gentle and quiet spirit describes a person who is humble, unpretentious, and unassuming. It is a person who shows kindness and love, putting aside selfish interests for the good of others.
The inner beauty that the Bible describes comes from understanding that God, the Creator of the universe, carefully designed you and put you together. He did not just throw you together as an afterthought. You were meticulously designed by a Master Tailor who had very specific intention in the details of your design.
Our beauty resides inside our spirits; therefore, it doesn’t matter how old we are because our true beauty will never fade. Our spirits are ageless. When your spirit is connected to God’s spirit, your beauty is most visible.
Your spirit is what makes you a unique person.
We spend far too much time trying to perfect our outward shells instead of getting to know how to develop our spirits, which is what makes a person truly beautiful.
The Bible tells us in Galatians 5:22-23 that the fruit of God’s Spirit is “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
When we demonstrate this fruit in our spirits, then the essence of God’s beauty shines through us. This kind of beauty is undeniable and never fading — the definition of true beauty.
(Adapted from Tailor Made by Alex Seeley)
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for I am wonderfully and fearfully made. I am a marvelous creation. Help me to get my focus right. May I continue to grow in the knowledge of Christ and bear fruits in the Spirit all the days of my life. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.