When Your Appearance Gets In The Way


One thing I have been thinking about lately is how do I value myself? To be more specific, how do I talk about myself? A habit I am guilty of is apologizing for how I look if I am not fully done up out in public, if I see someone I know. For some reason if I feel like the other person looks nicer than me, I feel like I should look better. Or more presentable. I don’t think I am the only one who struggles with this.

Why is my physical appearance such a big deal? Especially in front of others?

The truth is, there is no reason I should apologize for the way I look. Some places may require a certain dress code, but how I look was never meant to equal my value. There is nothing wrong with going out with no make-up on. I can be in public with sweats on, or go into a store after just being on a run. The real issue here is how I see myself.

I need to take inventory on where my worth is coming from, and be aware of how I speak about myself. Am I being kind when I talk about myself? Or putting myself down? And is my worth coming from who Jesus says I am? Or am I trying to achieve my worth in how I look?

Becoming aware of both of these issues will help me so much in the long run. I want to be free of things that will keep me from living the full life that Jesus has for me. What I am consumed by, is eventually what I spend my time on.

In this near year, I am praying for anyone else that needs to hear it. You are loved and cherished. Who you are is not a mistake. Even how you look is beautiful, whether you are done up or not. Become aware of how you treat yourself. You are more precious than you know.

Published by becweber

Hi! So glad that you stopped by! My name is Becky, I am a Jesus follower, wife to a pastor, and mom to 4 kids. I am a writer and a speaker. I have a heart to minister specifically to women. I want to encourage others to walk with Jesus on a daily basis, because I believe this is life-changing. I desire to be myself, imperfections and all. I believe that being authentic is the best to relate to others. I love coffee, exercising, shopping for deals, and connecting with friends one on one when I can. Feel free to browse through my site, and I hope it encourages you!

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