Monday, November 8, 2010

Beautiful!

Any woman at one time or another has struggled with self-image. The glasses through which we see ourselves often varies greatly from the way others see us. And often more times than not, our glasses are a lot harsher.

Simply put, we are our own worst critics.

Simply put, I am my own worst critic.

And I think I can speak for women everywhere!

I was getting ready this morning and the song “Beautiful” came on by MercyMe. I have never really taken the time to dissect the lyrics, but when you do, it will bring you to your knees.

Take the time to watch this video.



While the song was playing I was standing in front of the mirror, and I was looking at the girl facing me and I had to ask her, “What do you truly think of this girl? Do you see her as beautiful?”

When you feel like you don’t quite measure up to the world’s expectations, do you see yourself as beautiful?

When you feel like you need to lose a few more pounds, do you see yourself as beautiful?

When you feel like your hair is not as pretty as the girl standing next to you, do you see yourself as beautiful?

When you’re not as tall as you would like to be, do you see yourself as beautiful?

When you see a model in a magazine or on TV, and you start comparing, do you see yourself as beautiful?

These are the questions that we have to ask ourselves.

And I’ll ask you, how do you see yourself today? As beautiful?

I just really needed the reminder this morning. That I am treasured, I am sacred, and I am his.

I am beautiful.

In case you didn’t take the time to watch the video. Here are the lyrics.

"Beautiful"

Days will come when you don't have the strength
And all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart
They'd see too much

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

Praying that you have the heart to fight
Cuz you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
But they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful, You're beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die!

You're beautiful, You're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful!
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful!
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You're beautiful!
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful!
You are treasured
You are sacred
You are His


Just wanted to throw the question out there to you and share if you will. What does beauty mean to you?

7 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Oh, girl...I struggle with this so much! I am by far my own worst critic. I say things to myself and about myself I would never even think or notice about another woman! It is so pathetic, too.... and especially now with my hormones going nutso and my body is so different and weird these days...it is hard to remember sometimes. But thank you for the reminder today!!!

And girl...you ARE beautiful!!!

Heather said...

I love that song! Powerful lyrics.

Suze said...

I needed this, thank you soo much for sharing! hope your having a good monday new friend!

THE Stephanie said...

Girl, I have been loving this song!! Such wonderful truth that most, if not all, of us just don't believe.

Paige said...

What a blessing your blog is! I needed to read this and hear the words to this song today. Thank you!! Have a wonderful week.

Jill said...

Oh my... I'm crying! Great post!

Cary Dale Taylor said...

LOVE this song!!! It speaks to me so much.