The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths . These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross
I love that quote, and it is something that I will always strive to be, but I always feel that the quote is missing something important… God. I want God to be the one to give me an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills me with love, compassion, and gentleness that enables me to help others wherever I am, and in my every day life. I have known some level of defeat, suffering, struggle, and loss, but I have never been able to find my way out of all of that without Christ. He is my ever present help, and He is the only reason that I will ever be able to come forward in beauty.
I often realize how much effort goes into physical beauty; clothes, hair, makeup, dieting ect. I am not saying that all of that is wrong, but I do believe that way too much emphasis is put on physical beauty. People might try and tell me that I am just saying this because of my physical attributes, and that is fine. I fully believe that God gave us our physical bodies and that He intended for us to take care of them to the best of our abilities, and I try to do so. Lately I have just felt God giving me a desire to strive more towards becoming beautiful through Him and my relationship with Him.
I hope that one day God will bless me with a husband if that is His will for me, and that the man He may bless me with will see the beauty I have through Christ. I want everything I do be glorifying to my Saviour and I hope to one day share that with someone. I know that without Christ working through me I cannot have the gentle and quiet spirit I need to be the person I want to be. I want to serve my Saviour in a glorifying manner in all that I do no matter what it is, be it living my single life or sharing my life with someone . I want to focus on God and let Him be the center of my life and the reason for my beauty.
[Just a note: I had an extremely difficult time getting the words I was typing to match the ones in my head. I hope it makes enough sense.]