Walking Confidently! – Tuesday, May 18, 2021

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them – Genesis 1:27


“Is this your first time at Beautiful I Am?” the cosmetologist inquired.  “It is!  It’s a birthday gift from my husband and two kids,” the woman answered excitedly.  “You certainly have a wonderful family. ”  “Yes, I do.  And I want to give them a new me with a facial transformation.   Can you make me look like Beyoncé?”  “Sorry, but I don’t have the power to make you look like Beyoncé.  But what I can guarantee is that once I’m finished bringing out your beauty, you won’t dare want to look like anyone else.”

It’s truly hard to ignore the obsession our world has on outward appearances; Hollywood is a perfect example where facelifts, reconstructive surgeries, and food deprivation to achieve a perceived notion of physical perfection are commonplace. However, this mindset isn’t exclusive to certain social classes, as it continues to influence anyone willing to believe it necessary to follow such shallow standards to gain approval.

The Bible tells us that: “your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19).  However, there is no mention of emulating someone else’s temple.   Why?  Because the image we were made from is sheer perfection: God’s.  Thus, we should walk confidently in our skin.