Imperishable Beauty by Lindsey Coffman

Countless of times I have heard over and over again, you aren’t beautiful unless you’re a size zero, long hair, tan, tall, and numerous other things. Growing up, it was drilled into my mind that I found my identity in makeup and dressing up, the normal girly stuff. But, growing up, I had no desire to wear makeup, skirts, curl my hair and having to look completely perfect all the time. You see through society, you aren’t considered “beautiful” unless you are all of these things. It’s by the grace of God that I don’t find my identity in little things such as this anymore, but your true identity is found in Christ and what was done on the cross.

I read this and thought it was a great verse, “but let your adorning be the hidden person 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. I am so thankful that God’s definition of beauty doesn’t align with the worlds. You see God completely redefines beautiful, regardless of the color of our hair, sex, language we speak, skin color, age, wrinkles on our skin, height, or weight, he sees us beautiful despite all our frailties. What we have to understand is that when God looks at us, He sees a masterpiece, a masterpiece of His creation. It still amazes me more and more everyday that the God who created the universe is in pursuit of my worthless heart, a heart that He treasures as sacred. Continue reading