This weekend we were in the Dress Barn helping Peter’s mom find warm clothes since she just arrived back from Cambodia! There is a 90 degree temperature difference between Cambodia and Oregon, as Oregon is in a cold and snowy spell.
Every mirror in the dressing rooms had this window cling (see photo above) on them. At first I thought it was very uplifting, especially since earlier that day I had started to believe a lie from the enemy that I wasn’t beautiful and that my outfit choice was making me look ugly (same outfit I’m wearing in the picture, I didn’t change). Thankfully we had prayed over that lie and I was feeling quite confident of the beauty God has blessed me (AND YOU!) with by the time we ended up in Dress Barn.
The more I thought about it the more I wanted to edit the window cling. Why do women have to wish and believe that they look great? Shouldn’t we truly believe that we are beautiful instead of wishing. The right outfit might help you think you’re beautiful. But truthfully the right outfit doesn’t define your true beauty. God defines your true beauty.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one… -Song of Solomon 2:10
Believe, You Are Beautiful!