Each and every one of you are beautiful. Find out how here.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? What is the first thing you notice? Some girls notice their hair or their face or their clothes first. You then judge yourself and think that you aren't pretty enough or your clothes aren't nice enough or your hair isn't perfect enough. News flash! You are beautiful and you are enough. Refletions in a mirrior may be distorted by societies idea of beauty rather than being molded by God's standards. Our looks are only temporary, but beauty of the soul is what lasts forever. If you want to have lovely eyes, always look at the good side of other people (Philippians 2:4). If you want tender lips, speak only kind words (Colossians 4:6). For a charming face, always smile with a happy heart (Proverbs 15:13). For graceful arms, reach put with compassion to those in need (Romans 9:15). And for beautiful feet, always walk with God (Genesis 6:9).
"She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for that sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul."
We also often judge others for their looks. When I walk down the hallway at school, I used to look at people and think "they're not very pretty" or "they're really odd." I used to LABEL people and not realize I was doing it. When I realized what I was doing, I became subconscious about my thoughts. It's not nice to judge people based on looks. We should look at their hearts, thoughts, and motives just like the Lord does (1Samuel 16:7) rather than their looks. You are beautiful. You are enough. You are not alone.
By: Jennifer Odom
My name is Jennifer Odom and I've been a Christian since October 2011. I'm an 18-year-old freshman at Freed-Hardeman University. I like reading, crocheting, and Bible journaling. My favorite verse is Philippians 1:21. I write for Tomorrow's Church, Today and am the editor for Beyond the Foam. I hope to speak at several ladies days, become a music teacher, get involved with mission work, and bring as many people as I can with me to heaven. Stepping in Light is affiliated with the church of Christ.