Be Content With Who You Are

Perhaps you have heard the expression, after God made her, He threw away the mold. Although these words are not intended to be a compliment, they are true: for God makes each individual different. Even identical twins are said to have different DNA.

If women and men were satisfied with their looks, companies that manufacture beauty products would go out of business. For most of us use bought products to enhance our outward appearance.

I remember while younger with freckles, unruly brown hair, and an inferiority complex, I made a comment about my appearance in the presence of my mother. She shamed me, and reminded me that something could happen to cause me to look really ugly.

Though I have never entered or won a beauty contest, I’ve learned to appreciate the person I am, and God’s loving me enough to adopt me into His royal family. Also I have learned that God looks at our hearts and that is what is important.

Long ago when a king was to be selected to rule over God’s people, these were to be the qualifications God gave Samuel:

“Do not look on his appearance, or the height of his stature… For the Lord sees not as man sees: man look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16: 7

Many years later Peter wrote these words:

“Let your adorning not be external, but of the heart with an imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Peter 3: 4

Heavenly Father, I have learned to accept my appearance, and I am thankful You look on the heart and not on outward appearance. And thank You for creating me in Your image.  Also thanks to Jesus for loving me sufficiently to give His sinless life to pay for my salvation. Amen.


Doris Lisemby