Thursday, March 10, 2016

Beauty from within

Beautiful, What does that word truly mean?
According to Wikipedia:
Beautiful, an adjective used to describe things as possessing beauty.
For example take flowers, they can be beautiful once they bloom but during the process you might not see the beauty in them quite yet.

Through out my childhood never did I doubt myself & the topic of beauty. Later as I entered my pre-teens I can't tell you how many times the topic came up in Sunday School, Church camp, etc. I grew tired of that topic because at that time I thought I couldn't relate to it. I wish I had remembered those lessons later in life. 

When I entered my mid teens, I was a shy, quiet girl who on the outside might be fine but on the inside was struggling finding myself & fitting in. Part of my struggle I realize now was that I didn't like myself. I had/have terrible skin issues & honestly dreaded looking at myself in the mirror. I don't have a problem with Makeup (I tried it once with my friends) but I just didn't feel the need to mess with it each day. I tried countless products trying to help resolve the terrible skin issues on my face but none of them I liked or was doing anything to help. 

In November of 2014 we started using Essential Oils. After I started using the ART Products above not only did I see a difference in my skin health but also in my emotions I felt about myself.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People Look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Like a flower when it's starting to bloom we all tend to judge someone by the outside whether that's skin tone, tattoos, color of hair, differences in abilities, etc. I was disheartened because of what I felt in my heart & I know now I shouldn't have listened to that bad voice. On the outside, I acted as if I didn't have any problems but on the inside my heart was elsewhere. Beauty doesn't lie on the outside it's on the inside that matters. 

Do I still have those moments of self doubt? Of course but I know God has created each of us for a unique plan & purpose in our lives. 

1 comment:

Linda said...

Such a lovely and inspiring post...and blog. Thank you so much for sharing.