Thursday, February 21, 2008
Becoming a woman that God designed me to be
I've been working on becoming a woman that God wants me to be. I am a firm believer that every woman is created with a reflection of God's beauty. Wherever I am today- spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally- deep inside me, there is this "God's standard of beauty" that is waiting for a breakthrough. I've been thinking a lot about how the God pictures a beautiful woman. I've seen and known a lot of women who are very obsessed with beauty. They think perfect make-up, fashionable clothes, pretty sandals, very thin bodies and etc. make them beautiful. Usually, women of this category are attractive until they open their mouth to speak. For all they could say is shopping, fashion and comparing themselves with other women and nothing deep. On the other hand, I've also seen and known women who just don't care about their appearance. Some just gave up on the idea that they could become beautiful regardless of what they look like now. Some are just lazy to take care of their bodies. They hide their insecurities by appearing to be knowledgeable, thoughtful of others and funny. They say, appearance doesn't matter, being moral is. Others define a beautiful woman in three words, "beauty and brain". But how do I define a beautiful woman? I admit that I am still in the process of trying to define it according to God's perspective. But here is what I came up so far... a beautiful woman is a one who was redeemed by the blood of Jesus through her repentance of her fallen nature or sinfulness. Whose heart is filled with a passion for godliness and a deep desire to obey the Lord whatever it costs her. Make-up, fashion, being moral, being knowledgeable, academic achievement (high education, as they put it), hard work and etc., they are not necessarily bad but an obsessive desire for them, taking pride in them and without a heart that is redeemed by the Lord Jesus- a spiritual regeneration, is a description of an "ugly woman".