We all struggle with our self-image at some point in our lives–especially seeing all these skinny and so-called “perfect” models every time you look at a magazine. Girls at the age of 7 already start worrying about their self-image. Society has really made girls and young women think “Your looks aren’t good enough” or “You need to look like this to be perfect.”
Did you know that Jesus was not the most handsome man around during the time of His existence? He may have been what many people call “ugly.” But His disciples didn’t care about His looks. They cared about the wonderful things God has to offer through Him.
So, what does this have to do with looks? Well, Jesus, not being the most handsome man around, was the Son of Our Holy Father. He was perfect. His love is what made His disciples want to be a part of His mission. His compassion towards women and outsiders made people so attached to Him.
This proves my point: Looks don’t matter. Your heart is what God really looks at. God cares more about your soul than how you look on the outside. Your soul is what is being judged on Judgement Day and how God can work through you.
It’s sort of like why your internal organs are protected by your skin. Your inside is more important that your looks and beauty.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Our bodies are temples for our soul. Your outside beauty doesn’t nearly matter as much as your soul and your heart. You’ll see a lot of models who are showing off their body and making you feel like they are the way to be beautiful. But God thinks you are gorgeous inside and outside. God is true beauty. Holiness and compassion are more important than a magazine article stating “5 Ways to Make Yourself Prettier.”
God thinks you are gorgeous. Don’t put yourself down because of the models and other girls you see in your everyday life. God loves the way you look–it’s the way He wants you to.
Written by PI girl Hannah
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