“True beauty begins inside.” 1 Peter 3:4
Often, we can find ourselves fixated on our appearance and never about our inner beauty. Trips to Sephora quickly begin to replace our weekly visits to church and our hearts and eyes soon lose focus of what is most important.
Our personalities, soul, heart, and dreams are the things that truly define us, not the amount of tattoos a person has or how much eyeshadow is on a person’s eyelids.
Youtube videos show us how to make the perfect beautiful makeup tutorial, but where is the guide of how to be beautiful on the inside?
THE BIBLE!!! who would’ve thought?? hahaha
Here are God’s tips on being beautiful, straight from the beauty bible itself :)))
“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
I looked up this Bible verse because I personally needed a BIG WAKE-UP CALL. It all started with how a conversation with one of my friends turned into a “complaining fest”- I felt miserable at the time and just spewed all of my unimportant annoyances and petty anger. After, I took a step back and was like “No, nope. I have nothing worth complaining about because there are other people suffering much worse without blessings I’m fortunate to have”. Instead of wasting my breath being ungrateful for what Christ has given me, I decided that I’m going to use my voice to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks..”
So I hopped on my laptop, scouring the internet for the perfect bible verse that described my new goal to achieve!!
I believe what God commanded through Paul’s writing in the first book of Thessalonians, is difficult to achieve but an important goal to strive for in our lives. He says:
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
what does this bible verse mean?
i believe this verse calls all young teens out there to live in its meaning, we are the new generation. we are on this earth to grow and learn and to even teach. don’t let someone older put you down because of your age, prove you can do GOOD and GREAT things!!!
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young..” : your youth doesn’t have to be a disadvantage. your mentality and wisdom can be mature beyond years and used for greatness!
“…set an example for the believers…”: in order to counter the negativity and lack of belief, be a leader. people are likely to take you seriously if you work in God’s grace, doing things you should be doing (even though it’s difficult).
“..in speech…” : build others up, not tear them down in your words. try to speak in positive perspectives and refrain from negativity.
“…in conduct…” : we are created by God with GOOD intentions, live up to that good!!! try to avoid hypocrisy in your life. treat others how you want to be treated!
“…in love…” : do you love others regardless of their differences? remember that we were made out of love, so live and EMBRACE LIFE through love!
“…in faith…” : trust and put your faith in God that things will turn out okay. believing that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him (Heb. 11:6)!
“…in purity…” : the pure in heart shall see God! especially being young, our judgment and thoughts can be clouded by numerous things! cleanse your mind so that only the good clear things are around so your leadership and love can shine through.
i have trouble truly following this verse but a little reflection like this helps detox the bad and help me think about how to be a better person. ♥♥♥♥
hope this makes your day a little brighter and your a life easier!! -KATIE