Thursday, August 28, 2014

I think I'm a little late to the party on this one, but this song is good. I listened to it for the first time at work this week while I was curating my work playlist/shuffling through songs on Spotify, and I actually nearly teared up listening to it. The message is a great one, and it's a bold one for the world we live in today.

I've told people before that fashion is a hobby of mine, only because I enjoy putting outfits together and expressing myself with clothes and makeup. However, there have been times when I've gotten caught up in the glitz and glamour that's often portrayed in magazines, in movies and TV, on social media, on YouTube, and even on blogs. It can be easy to feel like you don't measure up, but guess don't have to measure up to those standards.

Because those standards are often so lofty that real people can't reach them. They're often created digitally. There's a filter or Photoshop action to cover up any blemish and physical flaw, and it's insane how someone can be "doctored up" to what fashion deems acceptable or "in vogue", when in reality, the model is beautiful just the way she is - flaws and all.

Guess what? God made you. Yes, you. You are the only one out there that's just like you - inside and out - and He loves you more than you could ever imagine. Take joy in that. Thank Him for the body He gave you, and also your mind, your soul, and your heart. Thank Him for how He's blessed you in your life. When you's amazing how much more confident you feel. Be kind to people, and focus outward; your inner beauty will become apparent on the outside.

Everyone has insecurities. Everyone has flaws. We don't need to rely on makeup, perfecting our physical appearance, or even that perfect Instagram filter as a crutch to succeed in life. We - guys and gals alike - can succeed with the talents God gave us to the best of our ability, and in turn, we'll shine for Him.

We don't have to try for the world. We can live and do and be for Christ, because He loves us that much and so much more.

Romans 8:28

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