Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Just The Way You Are~ Madline Hunt

"I'm not as beautiful as She is, She always has the perfect outfits and super cute hair and make-up. Plus all the cute guys want her to be their girl. Why don't any of them think I'm attractive? I always feel cute until I see what she is wearing. I wish I could afford to shop at ______. Every one thinks she is gorgeous and she always has a crowd of people girls and guys around her. Why don't I?" This is a sample scenario of a train of thought. As we go down, our attitude, self worth and joy plummets. But does what the guys and the girls around you think of your outfit, make-up and hair really matter?

Do you seek the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit or of perfect make-up?
Does the time you spend "perfecting" your hair and face exceed the time you spend with the Lord allowing Him to mold you into what He is calling you to be?
Do you choose your outfit based on what the guys your attracted to will like {read immodest} or based on the principles of feminine modesty the Lord has laid on your heart through the reading of His word.

Think about these questions. Do you need to redefine how you spend you time in the morning? Is the way you look more important then your heart toward God? What do you need to do differently to place God First? Maybe that means getting up a half and hour earlier or giving up make-up for a month.

But I spend time with the Lord and I just don't feel beautiful? Let God define you not your mirror or the cute guy next door or the most popular girl at school. You are beautiful just the way you are. It does not matter what anyone thinks except for Christ!

Psalm 45:11 ~ "The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord."
Did you know that Madeline has curly blonde hair?

Photogragh property of "Lilies Among Thorns Magazine". Photograph taken by Tara Willinger.

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