I admit that I'm a little,... okay, alot, afraid of posting this. But here goes! Just being straight-up real! I've been struggling lately with a particular question and FINALLY bought the book Do You Think I'm Beautiful? by Angela Thomas to help me answer this question. Really, my question has been, "Is it okay to even ask this question or to want to be beautiful?"
She quotes from John Eldredge's book Wild at Heart:
Not every woman wants a battle to fight, but every woman yearns to be fought for...
She wants to be more than noticed - she wants to be wanted. She wants to be pursued.
Every woman wants to have a beauty to unveil. Not to conjure, but to unveil. Most
women feel the pressure to be beautiful from very young, but that is not what I speak
of. There is also a deep desire to simply and truly be the beauty, and be delighted in.
Thomas ends the first chapter with this:
Maybe the purpose of the question is to take me by the hand and walk me into the
presence of the Creator. My soul cries out and asks the questions meant to lead me to
God. Maybe all that really matters is what He thinks of me.
Have you ever heard your heart cry, "Do you think I'm beautiful?" Then let these words
embrace you with their truth:
The king is enthralled by your beauty.
The God who slung the stars across the heavens ... the same One who shaped the mountains and valleys with the palm of His hand... the God whose very breath gives life... that God , the King, has always been taken with you.