I couldn’t help but share this with the world after seeing this passage today from “Woman thou art loosed” edition KJV Bible by T.D Jakes, it’s so encouraging to anyone who may feel lost in themselves for a moment or for a long time. Based on Colossians 1:9-11….
The greater part of your attractiveness — the part that draws or attracts other people to you – is on the inside, not on your flesh. Our society spends billions of dollars a year to convince you to buy hundreds, even thousands of dollars worth of clothes and make-up in order to fix up something that doesn’t really matter all that much. We spend countless hours at beauty salons and spas and malls in order to buy, acquire, or create the things we think will draw other people to us, but which actually have very little drawing power. What you create or design on the outside of yourself may turn a head or two, but it is powerless to turn a mind or a heart.
You are bombarded daily with messages that tell you that if you will only go to the right weight-loss centre and get down to the right size, dye your hair the right shade, go to the right spa, use the right toothpaste, put on the right make-up, wear the right outfit at the right time, and be seen in the right places with the right people, then you will most certainly be able to attract the right man and have the right children and live in the right neighbourhood and enjoy the right kind of life!
When we do this and nothing “right” happens for us, we are puzzled. We sit back and ask, “What went wrong?” This is what went wrong: We became the merchandise for those who tried to sell us the merchandise.
We’ve been had! The average woman, Christians included will spend thousands of dollars this year on hats and hair colour, earrings and evening dresses. Sadly, they will make no real investment to build or support those inner qualities that truly attract others to us and to Jesus Christ our Saviour. If you are only concerned with what you look like, you are going to be very shallow, superficial person. People are going to find that once they have quite playing with you, the box you came in was beautifully wrapped, but empty.
Go back to the source of your attractiveness—the Holy Spirit of God. He is the one who woos and wins the heart. When you are His woman, He will draw you to the right people for the right purposes at just the right time
All around me I see images and adverts showing me, friends and family telling me what I should look like when what I should look like makes me feel even more self conscious. To that I say “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” and “my worth is far above rubies”. A woman’s self-worth is impossible to crack if she knows how much of value she is when God is her creator. Enjoy your day people people and share the love.
My Inspiration…..a rough morning