"Love—the true kind of love, the kind of love that overflows inside of us because of who God is and who we are and who He has born us anew to be—ought to pervade every piece of our life."
Monday, August 26, 2013
I watched that video and my heart ached, it ached for all the girls that believe the lie that their appearance is what defines them and garner their worth from how much attention those of the opposite gender give to them.
They build their self-esteem on the the shifty sands of outward "beauty" and the decimation comes all too quickly.
I ache because I have believed this lie before, and I still struggle to believe that I am more than what I don't see that I am in the mirror.
I fight the perfect and fake pictures that surround me trying to tell me that I am not enough. I wrestle with a culture that tells me that if I were just two sizes smaller, had a nicer figure, whiter teeth, a flatter stomach, smaller pores and better hair that then, then I would be truly happy.
I ache, because it's such a hard fight, because although I know beauty is much more than my world's definition, it is so hard to remember sometimes.
There but for the grace of God go I...there but for grace I would go.
Because ladies and gentleman, I am more than what I look like on the outside. I'd rather have a solid character and be ignored, than have a perfect figure and have attention.