"Your adornment must not be merely external—with interweaving and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes; but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4 AMP
Everyone wants to look nice, don’t they? But when it gets to the extreme, that is when you have to draw the line.
Have you ever heard the saying “What’s on the inside matters more than what is on the outside”?
That is basically what this Bible verse means.
It says that you shouldn’t worry about how you look rather think of how you are in the inside. What matters is your heart and spirit. When you have good intentions God is happy.
I think God’s opinion matters most.
I have two examples of when people go too far. If you are starving yourself just to look good or what society thinks is perfect, that is way too far.
God sees you as
the way you are – you can learn to believe that, too.
An article I read recently has the second example in it. A woman was so obsessed with being tanned that she went to tanning beds almost every week. Even when she started to wreck her skin, she turned to spray tans instead. Eventually she realized that she didn’t have to be tanned. She was good the way she was, and healthier too.
Do not think you have to change to look good in someone else’s mind.
They should accept you for you.
Remember, you were created in the IMAGE and LIKENESS of God (Genesis 1:26), LOVE yourself just the way you are and keep on improving yourself by developing in the mirror of the Word of God.
Written by Ama Ghana
Ama Ghana is a Servant of God and the Founder of Seek Ye First Christian blog.
She blogs at https://seekyefirstjesus.wixsite.com/seekyefirst.
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