His answer to the question you always wanted to ask.
What`s your favorite beauty product commercial? Mine are those where the models look fabulously flawless. No eye bags. No zits. Perfect skin. Fab hair. Sure you have your own picks too.
Now let me ask you a more personal question. Don`t you sometimes
wish that you look like them? With all the nice curves? The doll-like features? For the boys: Those abs girls swoon about?
We sometimes do, right? We want to be like the girls on the print ads. The guys wants to be like those on fitness center posters. We want to be like them. We want to look perfect.
Unfortunately, most of the time, we get frustrated. We can buy the most expensive skin care products but when we lack sleep for a few days, the zits just break out. We can pay hundreds of dollars in hair treatment, bask under the sun and get it all dried up. Or we can put on every single kind of whitening cream yet still don`t get as flawless as the girls on TV.
Our self-worth shouldn`t be based on how well we look like these guys and girls in media who often don`t look like their real selves anyway. We all know about news coming out that model photos had been drastically edited to slim them down or perfect their look. And if we anchor our self-worth on that, we are only fooling ourselves into achieving something that isn`t real.
Our self-worth should be based on who we are to God and what He says about us.
Have you seen these majestic views?
Lake Louise, Alberta
Crystal Shower Falls, Dorrigo National Park
A Beach in Argentina
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Norway
Milky Way Galaxy
T otally blown away?
You know, God has created you far more valuable than all these beautiful things.
In Genesis 1:26-27, 31 God said
“Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all of life—the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals.”
So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way.
God created you in His own image. If all these mountains and creatures and stars look beautiful, how much more valuable and beautiful are you knowing that God created you in His likeness, above all of these things He has made?
The next time you look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are beautiful, think about all the beautiful things God has created and remember that you are far more valuable than all of them because we are the only ones created in His own image. He even sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins and save you. ;) Stop basing your self-worth on what media says about you. Believe on the God who created You and loves you. ;)
Photo credits: National Geographic