Friday, May 21, 2010

*Real* Beauty ... !


In the world that we live in today it seems that the only way to dubbed as "beautiful" is to be skinny as a bean pole (no offense to those that are naturally skinny!), have long, wavy hair, flawless skin, not too tall, not too short, be --ahem-- 'blessed', and have a pretty face. Voila! Then your beautiful! But really ... are you? Okay, so maybe your one of those girls that will have guys bending over backward to get a second look (and if you haven't already guesses, I'm not in that group); still, are you really beautiful? Maybe you've never had a guy 'like' you, or you always run past the mirror. But does that make you not beautiful? What is beauty? The dictionary would describe the word beauty as "the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind ... " *cough cough* I dare say that the dictionary is somewhat wrong. Beauty is that ... a little ... but I'm talking about *real* beauty. It seems that almost every girl is on a quest to be beautiful ... I want to share a poem that I wrote about this subject some time ago ... I was crying out at that time ... I wanted to be beautiful so bad; then, as He always does, God showed me something that I want to share with you all ...


I see the past and imagine the future, yet one little thread runs though it all.
A desire ... something that is wanted by many. Not just to be loved,
popular, and wanted. Something else ... similar, yet totally different. Others
may have it, but many don't. Still some pretend they have it, but in reality,
they are far from it. This desire manifest itself in the most interesting ways.
When you look in a mirror, when you're trying to get to sleep, when your're
friends are around or talking on the phone. When you're looking at a
magazine or shopping at the store ... this desire comes ever so strongly.
Sometimes you can push it down or ignore it, but other times it comes
so strong that you are forced to look it in the eye. And sometimes ...
sometimes it makes you cry. This desire is not new' it has been passed
down through the ages. Many wrap their lives around it and make it
their prime thought. Others pretend not to care ... even when everybody
knows their lying. Some go to great lengths trying to satisfy the desire. Even
doing things that may not be healthy or good to do so. Some even hurt
themselves trying to satisfy it ... but nothing ... nothing seems to work.
And all ... all are dying for just one thing. Their dying ....
dying to be beautiful ....


That same day I wrote a song ... It was like God's answer to my question ...


We look at someone and say their beautiful, not thinking about
the other part. Real beauty is deeper than appearances,
something that comes from the heart. And I know most
every girl dreams of being beautiful, but maybe we've got
this beauty thing all wrong ...

God says, 'I have made you beautiful, beautiful.
I love you just the way you are'. We think we are
still not beautiful, beautiful, and walk around with
broken hearts still trying, dying, to be
beautiful, beautiful ...

Maybe we need to take a step back and look at things the
way they are. Stop looking to others to tell us we're beautiful
and look to the One who made us like we are. He's the only one
that can make you the star that He wants you to be ...

God says, 'I have made you beautiful, beautiful.
I love you just the way you are'. We think we are
still not beautiful, beautiful, and walk around with
broken hearts still trying, dying, to be
beautiful, beautiful ...

Its not always easy to accept the way we are,
but God made you to be you. He loves you
and He thinks your beautiful, so beautiful,
because your beauty comes from within
your heart ...

God says, 'I have made you beautiful, beautiful.
I love you just the way you are' ...

He loves you and He thinks your beautiful ...
so beautiful ....

So real beauty, real beauty, isn't something that depends on your looks, the way your shaped, or how many guys 'like' you. *Real* beauty 1) comes from God and 2) is centered in your heart. When you help and older lady clean her house, when your kind, considerate, cheerful, and helpful. I don't know about you, but I've found that some of the people that we consider "beautiful" are actually pretty shallow underneath. What kind of beauty do you posses? Is it only the outward beauty that make people glance at you, or is it the real, inner beauty that reflects a heart that is consecrated to Christ? H'mm ... something to think about, huh? :) Let your beauty be from within ... let it flow from Christ ... remember "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised" (Prov. 31: 30)

4 comments:

  1. Another simply awesome post!...this was very encouraging to me :)btw....You are beautiful inside and out! <3

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  2. I like your thoughts Alonda! There is no one so beautiful as when they show a humble, Christ-like spirit. I've learned a lot about *true beauty* in the past few years...:-) And by the way, having guys like you isn't necessarily a compliment!

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  3. @Jade: So are you, dear friend!<3 @Abigail: Very true, indeed; so many people rate their beauty on that though, its sad ... and just so you know, I think that your beauty comes from within as well! =)

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