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A More Beautiful YOU!?!

April 28th, 2010 - True Beauty


I know this post doesn’t have much to do with fitness or nutrition…But I have realized one thing about both of these topics.  Our society always seems to try to motivate people to ‘eating right’  and  ‘get fit’ in order to look better.  I admit, I do feel better about how I look when I eat right and exercise, but when it really comes down to it, those two things have nothing to do with being beautiful!

Regardless of your weight, height, age, or overall appearance, has anyone ever told you that you were WONDERFULLY made!? Well…You were! The Bible says in Psalm 139:14 that you were both “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!” Now I understand that the Bible is not exactly the ‘common’ or even ‘popular’ standard used to measure beauty…But I have found through my own personal experience that it is the ONLY way.  Why do I say this!? Because I have looked to people in the past- men, other women, even myself- to define and affirm my beauty, and it it didn’t matter what kind of validation I received, I was  always disappointed. In fact, when I looked to others (or the mirror) to tell me I was beautiful, it was then that I found myself reaping feelings of doubt, loss of self esteem, and seeds of insecurity.

However, when I chose to look to God for my validation, He provided me with constant fulfilling and lasting affirmation. If you open the Bible, you will see verse after verse of telling us how He CHOSE US, how He LOVES US, and He tells us that He has GOOD PLANS for us!  It isn’t until we understand how valuable we are to God, that our life begins to radiates true BEAUTY, (because we will start to reflect Him!)  Don’t believe me!? Take a moment to think about a woman who shines and radiates Love… A woman who is full of Joy and Peace…That woman may never appear on the cover of a magazine, but one thing is sure, even without seeing her picture, she us undeniably, stunningly beautiful.

I heard a song on the radio by Johnny Diaz recently, titled A More Beautiful You. It really spoke to my heart. I find that the Lord often brings the words of this song back to my mind when I start to have moments of doubt or insecurity…And it always reminds me, that I need to remember what HE says about me (in His Word)..and that He created me wonderful and unique, and the same goes for YOU!


Heather (Heather's Dish) said:

LOVE johnny diaz :) and i’m so glad you posted this…i really needed to hear that song and read those words today!

April 28th, 2010 — 11:25am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

You ARE BEAUTIFUL HEATHER! :) Just thought i’d say it again! :)

April 28th, 2010 — 11:39am  | 

Tina said:

This is perfect! And I was actually going to post that song in my post today. LOL I completely agree that I did not start feeling beautiful until I realized how beautiful God thinks I am. How much he values me. Even now, when I have moments of doubt I just have to consider how much God values me. I can’t disagree with God. I know he’s right. Therefore, I know I must be beautiful. Loved this!

April 28th, 2010 — 12:27pm  |  Reply

Naomi (onefitfoodie) said:

NICE!! yes we are all unique and beautiful :)

April 28th, 2010 — 12:47pm  |  Reply

Kristen @ Change of Pace said:

I just came across your blog for the first time and am so glad I did! What an amazing post! To me beauty is all about how YOU feel about yourself.

April 28th, 2010 — 12:50pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

What a great post to go along with my ending verse! I need to just add to my post after the verse “Refer to the to get more information on being wonderfully made.” haha. So here’s what I’m thinking, me, you, and Tina all need to do some triple threat speaking event because we all coordinated our posts today.

April 28th, 2010 — 12:59pm  |  Reply

Tina said:

Jennifer – I know, right! How awesome would it be to get the 3 of us together to share the truth and help other women and young girls. Who knows…maybe one day that will happen. :)

April 28th, 2010 — 1:06pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Girls…I think we have something going! :) With God behind us..We could do anything! :) WHO KNOWS!?!? :)

April 28th, 2010 — 2:47pm  | 

Emily said:

how cooool is that!! look at this… a bunch of beautiful women who God has taken what satan meant for bad, and it turned it in to a powerful testimony to give him all the glory! great post katie. every girl needs to hear that!! love you seester :) (i sound like mom)

April 28th, 2010 — 5:08pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said: and aunt lorrie! thanks em!

April 28th, 2010 — 7:15pm  | 

katie said:

I LOVE THIS SONGG!!!! OH MY GOSH! you are beautiful girl, i know God will bless you so much for sharing this! He is wonderful!

April 28th, 2010 — 9:52pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Katie! :)

April 29th, 2010 — 5:55am  | 

Ana Maria said:

this is a great post, even though it doens’t include a recipe or fitness fact, but beauty is so important in society and so this is a great post!

March 17th, 2011 — 9:48am  |  Reply

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