Anything worth doing will have struggles. But anything worth the struggle is worth doing ~ Megan Finsel

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Truth about the Beauty in You

Hey girls, can I tell you something?

    Beauty isn't what we think it is.
    I know how it feels to be standing in the back wondering, “Do they notice? Can they see?” and I tried everything to hide the real me.
    We all do it, we try to disguise our crooked smiles, our blemishes, and our scars; because we’re afraid to show who we really are. We agonize: will they like me? Can they see? And worry: “if they really knew, they wouldn’t accept me.”
    But we’ve got it all wrong! Because true beauty is not what’s reflected in the mirror, and it's not in the lies we always hear. All those magazines and worldly things saying: "you should to look this way". Ignore them, for it's not true beauty which they portray.
    Maybe you’re in the corner hiding behind that phony grin. You’ve tried everything you can to cover up, to look thin. But you need to realize it's not what's on the outside that matters, it’s what’s shining bright within! You’re beautiful the way you are, down to every tooth and nail and scar. You don’t have to try so hard, and you don’t have to feel so marred.
    So to every girl today who thinks she looks more like a duckling than a swan, please know, your beauty radiates from inside you, so go ahead and let it show!
J
Instead,
It should be that of your inner self,
The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
For this is the way the holy women of the past,
who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.
1 Peter 3:4-5
J