08 October 2009

I am Beautiful not Am I Beautiful?

Often times I asked my husband, am I beautiful? And his automatic response is you’re the most beautiful woman in the whole world. And he will crown it by saying, more than so and so, i.e a movies star, a model or even a beauty queen. Alone, I usually consider his response and always thought he had actually told me what he felt I needed to hear, and I will say to myself, once I was beautiful now I am fat and ugly.


This insecurity usually comes after meeting old friends and acquaintances that once knew me as a very slim and beautiful young lady. But after two kids and several years of marriage, my appearance has totally changed; personally I am now overweight with a tummy that refused to go down after childbirth. Obviously I don’t see myself as he is seeing me and I’d rather see myself as those old friends are seeing me. But having read Ephe 2:10 as made me realise that I am indeed beautiful, forget about physical appearance, I have a beauty within that transcend outwards to magnify my physical beauty.

Friends have been known to sometimes tell me, you don’t have a problem because you’re very pretty and your husband won’t get tired of looking, NO, beauty is more than outward appearance. Never compare yourself with others, who are thinner, curvier or younger than you are, but remember you are God’s MASTERPIECE

Whether old or young, God made us beautiful, but most of us allow cares and worries to take away that beauty from us. The beauty within us is supposed to connect with the physical beauty to give us the glorious look we have been gifted with from God i.e, if we light up from within, any plain face we have will be good to behold.

Even if it is not possible for us to get rid of that plain face, excess fat and other physical imperfections ………… it is possible for us, with God’s help, to grow a mind and soul so big that when people look at our faces, they see an uncommon beauty from the father of creations. If you love God and do his will then you are beautiful because strength and beauty are in his sanctuary Psa 96:6b



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Poetic Shutterbug said...

The beauty within is what counts and shines through to the outer surface. We are all so obsessed with outer beauty in this world that we forget what's really important and that is our spirit, our inner souls. Great post.

Nigerian Entrepreneur said...

Who says a thing matters. Often times, what we say is partly a reflection of what we have in mind. So, as far as I'm concern, my wife is beautiful irrespective of the additional weight that she has gained due to childbirth.

My mother is beautiful even though her once smooth face is now having wrinkles.

I have come to understand that it is the beauty that radiates from within that really counts. We should rely less on others judgment which is often affected by what the summation of their human experience.

As your brother, I can tell you without FLATTERY that you are a beautiful daughter of zion, the added weight not withstanding.

Keeping on dishing out those encouraging words of wisdom. It is having impacts on lives whether you know it or not. Shalom ;-)

Bola said...

@Poetic Shutterbug;thanks for your contributions,it always add value to the overall topic.God Bless!

Bola said...

@Nigerian Entrepreneur;You're welcome here once again after a long absensce,thanks for your contributions also,you are an inspiration.

Wendy Blight said...

Bola,

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog and leave kind words of encouragement for Lauren and me as we prepare for her surgery. Your words were just what I needed to hear!!! May God bless you for your faithfulness to do His work and touch our lives in such a sweet way.

Blessings,

Wendy

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

wonderful post. God made us all beautiful as we were made in His image. Far too often, we all forget. Thanks for this reminder.
Hope all is well.

Myne Whitman said...

It's been a while, hope all is well?

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