Beauty is not found on the outside but is found in the deepest parts of the soul.
True beauty is not found in the person who's strikingly gorgeous, fit, or popular. It's in the humble heart of a person who's willing to do anything for another person. It's found deep within the soul. True beauty is sometimes not seen, it's sometimes overlooked. Many times our society is looking for the new most physically perfect person, the world puts pressure on what you look like on the outside and doesn't focus on the inside. 1 Samuel 16:7- Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
I know that as a girl, we often compare ourselves to other girls. We look at someone who's more attractive then we are, and we begin to be discouraged. We begin to even be more negative about who we are, and what we look at.
It doesn't matter how thin your body is, how shiny and pretty your hair is, or if your eyes sparkle bright enough. It doesn't matter if you have braces, or if you have to wear glasses you feel awkward in. It doesn't matter if you have acne or if you have an uneven skin tone.
What matters is what's on the heart and that's what God cares about in us.
We can't change what we look like on the outside, but we can choose who we are on the inside.
Beauty is not based on what man sees but on what God sees. Wouldn't you rather please God than man? Wouldn't you rather have beauty that starts on the inside and shines around you to others?
Think again about that question I asked before- who is the most beautiful person you know? It's not the girl that's pretty on the outside but it's the one that might be standing on the sidelines. It might be the girl who is a servant to others, always willing to help someone out. Let's be that girl. We're all going to die someday. I don't want to get to Heaven some day and realize that my life on Earth wasn't focused on having a beautiful heart and soul, but just on the outward. Beauty within will take you a lot farther then beauty on the outside ever will.
We need to let Him shine through us!