This world won’t love you unless you are beautiful.
This world won’t love you until you fit in size 2 jeans.
This world won’t love you until you have the designer purse and the hot boyfriend.
This world won’t love you until you are perfect.
“The truth is, you aren’t loved because you are beautiful, you are beautiful because you are loved.” (Ann Voskamp)
Looking at the world, you’d think beauty is a mix of plastic surgery, low cut, skin-tight dresses, and 7-inch high heels.You’d think beauty is putting your body on display for any eye to see.
You’d think that your beauty (and popularity) is measured by how many likes you got on that selfie on instagram.
Media will tell you if you are beautiful….as if it’s a contest. The truth is, you are beautiful because you are made in the image of the Father Himself.
When you dwell in the true and real love, you will be confidently secure. The world’s love will leave you feeling empty and lacking, reading yet another romance novel with a plot line of one-night stands and plastic surgery mishaps.
Look for the Love that paints the skies and leans in close and calls you:
BELOVED. CHOSEN. WORTHY. BEAUTIFUL.
Listen and cling to the Love that never holds you to the world’s standards of beauty.
“Please hear me, Girl: The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things.
The world has enough women who live a masked insecurity. It needs more women who live a brave vulnerability.
The world has enough women who are trying to do it all — spending everything they’ve got to be found in the crowd. It needs more who are doing the only thing that is necessary — spending time at His feet, being found and known by Him.
Look at the bent woman ahead of us in the check-out, her gnarled and arthritic hand counting out the potatoes she’ll bake tonight for the old man leaning against the cart. That is the quietest reality that hushes all the media voices: We need more women who would rather be beautifully sacrificial than perfectly artificial.” (Ann Voskamp)
Go ahead. Stand tall against this world’s beauty stands. Know the Love that calls you beautiful and stand confident in the love you have received.
Beauty isn’t what you look like.
Beauty isn’t what size you wear.
You are beautiful because you are loved.