- ] The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition.
How many times to we hear that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? How many more times do we feel like we have no beauty..inner or outer? Society paints this picture of what beauty should be when in reality it never measures up for the ordinary people. We should feel beauty everywhere we go when we are in Christ. In some cases He has brought us through the worst of valleys into marvelous light but we for some reason can only see the darkness because of others reactions to our lives.
Love turns pain into beauty. This I know for a fact. How you ask? I have a husband who with the love of God has brought me back to life. Now I am not saying that my former husband did not love me or find me attractive, it just was hidden under years of turmoil. As the drug addiction progressed, my former husband lost sight of what love really was and it became very warped for me. I lost sense of who I really was and I felt everything but beauty inside or out.
When I say beauty is God’s I simply mean He created us in His likeness and He is beauty beyond any compare, therefore, if we are created in His image, we are beautiful. Life can throw us some tough punches sometimes but God turns all those into beauty marks. We are stronger after the pain and so long as we keep looking to God for the provision and answers, He will continue to grow us stronger and give us inner beauty.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Be this. Do that. Wear this. Pick that. Conform. Conform Conform. Fit in. Grow up. Why can’t you be like your brother? You are nothing like your dad. Do this to look like a rockstar. Have this surgery to make you feel better. Demand after demand for us to change who we are. Do we not believe in the Bible? God knew us before we were even formed in the wombs of our mothers. He designed us just as we are. He loves us for who He created us to be, so why are we so determined to change what He set in motion? Why do we have this drive to change who we are?
Well, my theory on this issue is simple, Satan. Does it not make sense that he would want us to change so that we get off our path to our destiny? Satan will do everything in his power to change our course. He will feed us lie after lie about who we are until we fall into trap after trap. We go on diets and dye our hair to make ourselves feel better. We sometimes drink to fit into certain crowds even when its not really who we are. Sometimes we start smoking to look cool and it ends up staying with us for years. So many different aspects of life we fall into that really are not of God.
So my point in this all is easy, how do you keep Satan away from your life? Just be you. Just accept who you are in Christ and go with the flow of the river of life. Color you hair if you choose, but do it because it makes you happy, not to appease someone else. Laugh out loud in public even if Satan does not want you to be happy. Fall head over heels in love with your mate, no matter what it looks like to the world around you. There is no such thing as “too happy” when you are residing in Christ. I urge you now to shake off the things of this world and begin to discover the real you. The more you become yourself, the madder Satan will get, and that’s a good thing.
Be who you were designed to be by our Creator. Choose right now to become the child of God you have always dreamed of being. Be real. Be free. Today just choose to be who you are. Start you day by making this statement out loud (filling in your name in the blank): “Today I am choosing to be just ____________.” The more days I choose to be just Brenda, the smoother things seem to go. Try it, see what God can do where you are seeking after His desires for your life.