People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:2
Yesterday I was at the mall and watched a young man walk out of a hair salon, within seconds of stepping out he pulled out his new Iphone and took a selfie, then started posting it online. We laugh because this is the new normal in today’s society, people obsessed with themselves.
Now I know we should love ourselves to a certain point, we are all Children of God. But when do we cross the line from liking ourselves to worshipping ourselves? Turn on TV everything is focused on self-improvement, look younger, Botox, wrinkle cream, hair dye, face lifts, breast enhancements, does anyone still look the way God made us?
(Ephesians 2:10) “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Ironically God calls us his “masterpiece” so why do we keep trying to change ourselves? Who is influencing your decision to change your looks? Who told you your nose isn’t perfect enough? What is wrong with gray hair? In the Bible gray hair is a sign of honor (Proverbs 16:31) “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
So who decided what is labeled beauty? Satan did. He has destroyed the self-esteem and beauty of Gods children. He knows how fragile the mind is and has deceived the world. Everyone goes around feeling ugly and defeated when really your God masterpiece and Victorious thru Jesus Christ.
(Proverbs 31:30) “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
The world may worship those who follow Satan’s guidelines to beauty but those who follow God are the ones to be praised. We need to keep this life in perspective, the world will fade away but God is forever. This is your temporary home , you are a Citizen of Heaven, don’t get caught up in Satans mind games.
Don’t listen to the world, you are Gods masterpiece, you are beautiful, strong, and most importantly Victorious thru the blood of Jesus Christ, no doctor can give you that fountain of youth. In Jesus name Amen.