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    Why Looks Truly Don’t Matter to God, By PI Girl Hannah

    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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    19 COMMENTS

    1. But what about what some people re concerned about, like I am? What about feeling ugly because you aren’t smart enough? I couldn’t care less about my looks, but I feel dumb. How do we improve ourselves or get over that?

      • Having a heart for Jesus, a compassionate nature, a sense of humor, and/or respect for others is more important than being smart. I am extremely smart myself, but there was a time where I was a total jerk cuz I thought I was smarter than everyone else. In truth, God was the smart one, and I was dumb. I understand how you feel, though. It stinks to feel incompetent at anything 🙁

      • I think it mentions somewhere in the bible that God often uses the people who seem weak or not as intelligent to what our societies standards of what intelligence is. I’ve noticed this also that some of the really smart people of our culture are almost too smart in that they feel like they’ve got a handle on life, meaning they don’t feel the need to seek God. I wouldn’t worry about feeling like you don’t meet our societies standards of intelligence, because I bet you fit God’s standards just fine.

      • Well, the common connotation of “smart” really doesn’t matter either. There are different types of intelligence, you know. Some people are blessed (and in cases like mine, cursed) with what’s known as multiple intelligences. There is no one test that can deem you “smart.” The one thing that matters is whether we are deemed “righteous,” meaning all that matters is whether we know and seek after God in everything we do. I saw a sign at a local church that said “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” And that’s the truth! So don’t worry if others don’t consider you smart enough. All that matters is that you glorify God in all that you do. No worries. Read our Bible; there’s a lot in there about gift and talents and how you should use them to serve God 😀

        Also, being someone who’s gifted, I know that problems “smarter” people run into aren’t just cockiness, but we can have serious mental issues, too. For example, did you know that a lot of people with higher IQs can’t or don’t drive (myself included)? Just something to think about…

    2. ok, you have a point here. But you have no proof of Jesus being ugly. Don’t say those kinds of things unless you have proof!! You don’t know, but Jesus was probably the most handsome man that ever lived, because he is from God, and everything from God is beautiful!!!

      • 2″He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
        and like a root out of dry ground.
        He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.”
        Isaiah 53:2

        I meant no offense. I didn’t say He was ugly, I said some people may have thought He was and in the bible when I Isaiah was getting this from God, it says that there was no appearance wise attractive about Him.

    3. One question: where did you get the information about Jesus being considered “ugly”? In every picture I’ve seen of him, including on Veronica’s veil, he’s handsome in my opinion. Of course, the Light of God shining through him makes him beautiful to me, too, regardless of his looks, and we appear the same to him, as your post says. Very nice!!

      • It’s a sin to live unhealthy. It’s a sin if you feel convicted about losing the weight and God is saying :”Listen, you need to lose weight so you don’t get heart disease” or something like that. DON’T feel condemned. Just ask God to help you to do it…And trust me it won’t be easy but God can help. I’m still working on getting my weight down.

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