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 Sisters, let us break free from the bondage of self-hate and not feeling beautiful enough to be loved and appreciated! Let’s look to the beauty of Jesus, that we might come to see the beauty He has given us and smiles upon each day :).  And let us also learn to appreciate the beauty in each other too, instead of tearing each other down because of our own low “self-esteem”.


About “Beautiful Naturally”:

“She’s so pretty! I wish I could look like that!”  All around the world, girls and women alike see images of famous women on magazine covers and on the big screen.  These women are what the world calls “beautiful”, but many times it seems like they have this special level of gorgeousness that most of us just can’t attain.  Yet, they have become the accepted standard for true beauty.  And therefore, so many of us try to do any and every new method to try to look las much like them as possible so that we can be “beautiful” too; and most of the time, these “beauty boosting” methods aren’t even natural or healthy.

…Foundation, lipstick, mascara, eyeliner, blush, hair dye, tanning, skin bleaching, weaves & hair extension, body shapers & girdles, push-up bras, and even going to the more extreme measures of starving ourselves/binging and even plastic surgery —  most women flock to these methods to somehow look more “beautiful” like the women of Hollywood.  And often, they still aren’t totally satisfied with their results and body image.  If only they were thinner, or their nose were smaller; if only their hair was thicker or more straight, are some of the thoughts popping through the minds of us daughters of God every time we pass a mirror.  I know because I’ve struggled with body image issues before too! I think most of us have, to be honest.  And we think that Beyoncé was just super lucky/blessed to have her genes passed on to her and that we just missed out and could never look so beautiful as her and the other ladies of Hollywood.

Check this out.  “The Choose Beautiful campaign surveyed 6,400 women ages 18 to 64 from five cities around the world (San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London, and São Paolo, to be exact) on how they feel about beauty. And the results were…kind of sad…While 80 percent of the women surveyed said that all women have something beautiful about them, a whopping 96 percent said they wouldn’t use the word “beautiful” to describe themselves. Not only that, 78 percent of women said they don’t feel completely confident in their own beauty.” (Check out more about this survey and watch the inspiring video about it here.)

Something is terribly wrong in our society, and our perception of beauty, and it’s time we come to learn and embrace what true beauty is in the eyes of our God!  We have generations of ladies and girls who believe that they aren’t really pretty, just as they naturally are, and it effects them in the other areas of their lives and even hinders their spiritual growth! They can’t wait until they can wear makeup, dye their hair, put in extensions, you name it.  Because they feel they need “to bring out” their beauty which somehow couldn’t been seen without these extras! Something is wrong.

Now, it’s not that being outwardly “beautiful” is so crucial to our being and should be so important to us. No not at all! But when we start to devalue ourselves/question our worth even though we were made by an all loving and awesome God who sent His Son to die to save us, do harmful things to our bodies, and fall into depression because we think we are “ugly” or not pretty enough, then we have a deeper issue to address.

Lies. We have been fed lies from the enemy friends.

#1. You were amazingly & beautifully made by the greatest Master Artist ever.  We were made by the same God who made every gorgeous flower, mountain range, ocean and amazing creature.  And more than that; we were made in His image!  Somehow, we were made by an amazing God, to look and be like Him — well, we are His children, and kids usually look like their parents, no? 😉 Amazing!  And even more than that, God didn’t just throw us together to experiment with making creations. Psalm 139:14 says that we were made fearfully (in a deeply respectful way) and wonderfully, and that all that God has made is marvelous!  In giving all credit to our awesome God, we are marvelous to Him my sisters ^_^.

#2.  Have you ever wondered why it seems that we can never look just like these celebrities?  Well, number one, unless we are their identical twin, we won’t look exactly like them in every particular because we are different people! And even more so,  perhaps it’s because even they don’t look like how they are portrayed to!  You’d be so surprised by how much photoshop editing is done to the body images we see on the covers of magazines! Every blemish removed, almost every trace of fat sculpted away…many of the famous women and models talk about how in real life they don’t even really look like how they do on a magazine cover, in a movie or on a run way.  After the photo editing software is shut down, the huge makeup & wardrobe team and personal trainer are gone, the makeup wiped off, the extensions pulled out, and the thousand dollar outfit taken off, these women are real women just like you and me.  Even they, knowing that much of the images portrayed in Hollywood aren’t fully real, struggle with trying to look like this impossible image created by Satan, that many think we have to live up to.

Sisters, let us break free from the bondage of self-hate and not feeling beautiful enough to be loved and appreciated! Let’s look to the beauty of Jesus, that we might come to see the beauty He has given us and smiles upon each day :).  And let us also learn to appreciate the beauty in each other too, instead of tearing each other down because of our own low “self-esteem”.

But isn’t it ok to want to look nice? Of course! Especially if we want to represent Jesus who is altogether lovely :).  So we want to help you learn some natural and healthy ways to embrace the natural beauty that God has given you!  With the effects of sin, sometimes things aren’t the way God planned. Blemishes and acne, unruly hair, dry skin/eczema, you name it, and most of us may struggle with it!  So join us in learning how to better take care of our beautiful bodies, naturally!

And remember, that God made you beautiful, naturally. 😉