I have been Pentecostal for 3 years now, and putting on makeup is not something I do quite as much anymore. I do however, occasionally put on concealer. It was a struggle to begin with, not putting on makeup or wear pants for that matter. But I quickly realized I was only doing that because my friends wanted me to. What was I thinking? Doing this because my friends wanted me to, and my new friends at that. I didn’t want to do it for them. Although a very good friend of mine would always thank me for wearing the skirts and not wearing makeup, because she wouldn’t feel out of place anymore. But then I thought about it, and I wasn’t going to do it for them. I was going to make a commitment to the Lord. I was not going to wear my makeup anymore (or my pants) for Jesus Christ. I threw my makeup away and my pants, and settled for a Pentecostal style!
I wasn’t really self conscious about my face. I had a nice complexion. I wasn’t too crazy about the “darks” under my eyes sometimes. But I learn to deal with it. I have a friend though, who would always call me beautiful, in return I would give her the same compliment (but I was never lying when I said she was beautiful too). But her response would always be,”No, I’m not. I’m ugly and fat.”. One day I told her, “God created you in HIS image. You are not ugly or fat, you are BEAUTIFUL!”, and then I said,”Now quit calling yourself ugly and fat, your pretty much telling God he is ugly and fat too.” What I said got threw to her. I use to think the same way she did, “Your beautiful!”, “Oh thanks, but I’m not really.”. When I said that people would hit me! Hahaha But now whenever someone says I am beautiful, “I know :).” Is always my reply. I may sound conceited all the time, but it is best to know and think you are beautiful, rather than thinking your not. So I just want you all to know that inner, and outer beauty is always best! Don’t rely on the world of cosmetics to make you look beautiful, your just covering up the true beauty underneath. Your Godly face. 🙂