Day 6: Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Every day the world's idea of beauty impacts my idea of beauty. Women are bombarded on a daily basis with what the world believes is beauty. Size 2, blonde, blemish and cellulite free, sex kitten, quiet and unheard, the list goes on and on. I think one of the main ways that the world has jaded my idea of beauty is that beauty is only a physical characteristic. A woman's beauty is not seen in her confidence or ability to stand up for herself, her independence, or her intelligence.
Growing up, I was a goody-goody and a little nerdy. These adjectives are not a part of the world's definition of beauty. I grew up thinking that I could not be both confident and strong and be beautiful. I did not see my beauty until I was much older, like in the last couple of years. I still struggle with trying to fit into the world's narrow keyhole of beauty and often wonder why I even try. I still have days where I let the world define my beauty. I don't want to be defined by the world's sense of beauty; I want to be defined by my creator's idea of beauty. Being a virtuous, faithful, strong woman of the Lord who sees herself as fearfully and wonderfully made. For I am a masterpiece in the eyes of my Creator, whereas here I might be ordinary or lacking in the beauty department. I want to be fearless, inspired, healthy, strong, bold, not size 2, sex kitten, unrealistic, and expected.