We have all seen the controversy over the real meaning of ‘beauty’ in the modern world. Large eyes, thin face, clear skin, thin, big butt, etc. NEWSFLASH: there is no such thing as the perfect body.
Do not get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with wanting your body to be more healthy. In fact, working out and having hygiene is very important. What I AM saying is that this should not be an idol. I enjoy staying fit and healthy, but I have to balance this with doing my best in school and as a child of God.
The Image Epidemic does not only involve the physical.
Let’s be honest, we have all thought longingly about being that one perfect person in school or on TV. Even though we know this girl/boy is probably not perfect, somehow she appears to be. They are talented, funny, beautiful, and athletic.
How do we get past these standards? When I start thinking about all those many other ways I could act or look like, I try to think of my personal favorite verse. I hope that you can think about this verse as well and let the meaning sink in.
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.