TOOL OR MEDAL 10
Anchor scripture: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well [Psalms 139:14]
Beauty is beautiful. It is beautiful to be beautiful. Beauty is beyond what the optical eyes alone can see. Man is a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body. Yes! There is the physical beauty and the inner beauty. The physical beauty is an abstract term that is defined based on human set standards of what they consider to be” beautiful”.
The concept of beauty used to be regionally defined but it’s now sold and imposed upon the masses worldwide by the media. Some focus only on the superficial; facial looks, hair, skin, clothes rather than that which resides within, whereas it is that inner beauty that really defines you and who you truly are (Rassool Snyman).
To be beautiful means much more than the attraction of attention; of course, beauty is attractive.
But much more than having the form that pleases the eye (being attractive), it also means to be exercising dominion; to be fruitful; to be holy; to be pleasant; to be adorable; to be graced and full of grace; to be glorious; to be kind; to be wise; to be loving. There is beauty in everyone, even though not everyone has developed the ability to “be it” or “see it”. You are created beautiful. You are beautiful. Doesn’t it make you tremble and wowed when you consider the complexities of human system and the mystery in the operation of the human spirit? Oh! How fearfully and wonderfully MADE I am in God’s image!
Esther the Queen and Joseph the dreamer were people described in the Holy scriptures to be extremely charming, yet their looks didn’t hinder them from recognizing the place of God in their lives (as it were in the case of Absalom and the king of Tyre). As a matter of fact, it aided them in accomplishing God’s purpose for their lives. Wrong knowledge about beauty have led many into prostitution and womanizing, and eventually made a shipwreck of their lives. Improper management of physical beauty can be deceptive. Beauty gives access, but don’t be deceived; physical beauty/handsomeness will fade away with the passing of time. It is wise to use your beauty to bring glory and honor to God the giver of it, that is how you praise the maker. Confess and forsake any misuse of your physical beauty today.
Decision: I will use my beauty/handsomeness to serve humanity and eternity.
Further Reading: Ezekiel 28:11-19
Discovery: Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned the Miss world 2019 on 14 December 2019 by her predecessor Vanessa Ponce of Mexico.
By Abims Saint