I need to admit that clothes are not my passion and never have been. I was not a little girl that played with paper dolls or even Barbies that much. I was your classic tomboy, and that is still present in my current style. I don’t rush out to buy every new trend, and I don’t spend a small fortune on my closet. Though I do love a good deal!
But, like so many others, I have a natural desire to feel beautiful. Whether you want to admit it or not, deep down you do too, and there is nothing wrong with that. Truthfully, we are created to feel that way.
Think of little girls, possibly your daughter, spinning around saying, “Look at me!” and seeking affirmation that she is pretty. Just because we grow up, that longing does not go away. We still have that same deeply rooted desire to want to be beautiful. God placed it there for His glory.
“The essence of a woman’s creation is beauty. She is meant to be the incarnation – our experience in human form – of a captivating God. A God who invites us…Beauty is what the world longs to experience from a woman…Beauty is an essence that dwells in every woman. It was given to her by God. It was given to you…Beauty is core to a woman – who she is and what she longs to be – and one of the most glorious ways we can bear the image of God in a broken and often ugly world.” Captivating, by John & Staci Eldredge
Think about that for a moment. In the very beginning, Genesis Chapter 2, Eve was the final creation. She is the piece that turned creation into a masterpiece. Without her beauty, creation did not display God’s complete majesty.
As a daughter of Eve, without your individual creation, this world, your world, your family, your community, the lives you touch, are made more beautiful because of you. It is our responsibility as women to display the beauty God intended for us. We are setting the example of womanhood for our children.
Matthew 18:3 says, “Truly, I tell you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
We must turn from the standards of the world and cling to the desires of our child-like hearts to truly enjoy the life He offers us. We must believe we are made beautiful and honor Him with our individual beauty, so it is not our light shinning but His light shining through us.
Let your light shine for Him,