Sweet, precious ladies, young and old, you are beautiful for who you are, not for how you look.
You do not need to wear makeup, use hair mousse, follow the latest trends or have your mammaries hanging out to be pretty. Honestly.
I know that’s totally opposite of what you hear everywhere else, but I’m right.
I’m not right about a lot of stuff, but I’m right about this.
The only reason people expect certain unnatural behaviors out of you (such as makeup, shape wear, hair that takes more than 3 minutes to fix, uncomfortable shoes or clothes, revealing outfits, jewelry, etc,) is because you keep agreeing to do them without believing you’re good enough without them.
You’re beautiful the way you were born, in case you didn’t know that, and believing it yourself is better than altering yourself for other people.
1 Peter 3:3-4 says that women shouldn’t strive for beauty through “outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel” but by “the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.”
Our efforts, our time, our resources should go in to beautifying our hearts and spirits, women.
Our hearts will one day eternally be singing to God–purify them now with the radiant glow of Christlikeness.
Let us spend our time learning to submit to our authority gladly and cheerfully.
Being a warmth and a comfort to all we meet; loving and training our little ones, mamas; singing hymns [Editorial note. I would also highly recommend singing the Psalms as well. I use the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1650. 🙂 ]; praising the Lord; praying for all; representing Christ.
Let us not spend our time primping and comparing and worrying about who finds us attractive or socially acceptable.
Let us be a generation of women who are so in tune with the heart of our Heavenly Father that we don’t even hear the worldly static behind us.
God made our bodies; He likes His creation; He thinks it is good.
Why can’t we, sisters? God made us that His love would be made manifest and complete, not so that we would sideline Him for our own vanities and insecurities.
Can’t we forget ourselves and remember our purpose?
Blessings to you all,
Guest Post written by Hayley Jackson, 26-year old wife to Cory, mother to three under
three. She is determined and desperate to know more of Christ’s love.
Hayley is an old-fashioned person in love with the life of simplicity.