Who is it exactly holding the copyright to beauty for you? The fashion industry? The entertainment industry? The health industry? Your peers? Your social media celebrities? Your family? Your boyfriend? The childhood bully who called you fat or your nose too big or your skin too dark or your teeth too crooked or your hair too messy? Who is it exactly who defines beauty for you?
It’s time we redefine beauty. We are magnificent creations, each and every one, molded and fashioned uniquely by the Creator Himself. We were made beautifully, and made to be beautiful.
Today’s video explores the need to redefine the terms of beauty and how you can take take practical steps to silence insecurity and shame, and embrace both the calling and the confidence that God has for you.
And below is Psalm 139, from The Passion Translation, as read in the video:
You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside
and my intricate outside,
and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.[d]
14 I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!
Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking.
It simply amazes me to think about it!
How thoroughly you know me, Lord!
15 You even formed every bone in my body
when you created me in the secret place,[e]
carefully, skillfully shaping me[f] from nothing to something.
16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me![g]
Before I’d ever seen the light of day,
the number of days you planned for me
were already recorded in your book.[h]
17–18 Every single moment you are thinking of me!
How precious and wonderful to consider
that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
O God, your desires toward me are more
than the grains of sand on every shore!
When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.
-Psalm 139:13-18 TPT