19.10.11

a post everyone can relate to

I love fairy tales. I love happy endings. I love pretty things.
Every morning, I tumble out of bed groggily,dress and then go to the sink to figure out if I really should brush my teeth - or fall down to sleep for 100 years.

Our sink has a mirror. A huge mirror. There's no hiding from the mirror. Good morning, Bethany. I make it a point not to look at myself in the mirror, until I begin to brush my hair and wake up slightly.

I think the dumbest thing about girls is beauty. Seriously. It takes over their lives and consumes their thoughts. I don't enjoy being beautiful, but I don't enjoy being ugly either. I don't like people nicely saying, "So, the mosquitoes have been very bad?"

The problem is not whether I'm "pretty" or not, but whether I think I am. That's called being paranoid - like King Zoobazooba who was certain everyone he talked to was going to murder him.

And if we might be slightly okay with our apparel, the next things girls move on to is, "I'm am acting okay?"

If they have decided that their character is okay, they'll begin to wonder, "What do they think?"

And then, "Am I like her?"

Get the point? I think one of my toughest problems is just forgetting myself and remembering everyone else.You're stuck how you're stuck, so you're stuck. Translation: you're stuck with yourself forever, there's no exchange.

You can't be like insert role model because you aren't. Your insert name. Forever. God doesn't give receipts.

No, God has a higher calling,

...but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God... --- 1Peter 3:4

I know it's hard as girls. And if for one second you thought I mastered the art of humility and God's beauty - - don't believe me.

We need to go to the Person who did master humility.

5 comments

  1. Your posts always make me think, Bethany. I'm not really concerned with how 'beautiful' I am, but over the past few days I've been comparing myself with others very much so. It's strange since I've never ever had this problem before, but I've been asking the Maker to help me stop.

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  2. Ouch. Convicted over here. :P

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  3. I know what you're talkin' about over here Bethany! One of my very favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 31:30 - "Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, SHE shall be praised". (That's not the exact verse, just what I remembered of it.)
    Good Post.

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  4. Nice post, Bethany! It's hard NOT to compare ourselves to other girls, that the world consider or look beautiful on th outside. We are beautiful, in Him.

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