I’ve been thinking about the word beauty. Have you ever felt like that word was so unfair?
Maybe even impossible to obtain, because of the image your mind / the world has portrayed of that word?
I felt like this word was so unfair, because our culture created this idea of beauty that seemed like only from striving you could obtain and even then, it wouldn’t measure up to enough.
One night it hit me.
I saw my friend taking off her makeup. She was in mid conversation when she stopped removing her makeup, so the right side of her face was fully done while left half of her face was freshly removed while she proceeded to finish her story.
While I was watching her tell the story I just thought... wow, who told us that the right side was more beautiful. That the left side needed to be covered to convey an image of beauty?
I recently asked God what real Beauty is in my prayer time, and I felt in my spirit my question answered. I heard... “beauty is everything you knew it to be before you let the world strip from you who you are.”
One of the real definitions of beauty found in the dictionary says, “the best feature or advantage of something.” Another is, a “combination of qualities.” Beauty is actually totally fair, because beauty is really just originality. It’s not a goal, a title, a look, a position, it’s not limited to a group, it’s not something you can go out and buy, but it’s something that you were created with that no one else has. It’s the best feature of YOU. It’s your advantage. It’s your originality. Its your word to own and to make it come to life. It’s the combination of everything about you. People might have a narrow perspective of beauty, but if you allow yourself to be seen for who you are ... you might be the very thing that opens up the mindset of the word to the world.