Have you ever consider how beautiful you are? When we talk about being beautiful or handsome, we always think about outward appearance only. On the other hand, we may consider as authentic, the reassurance of man or any third party to tell us that we are beautiful or handsome. But there can be deception in the approval of man, because man may adjudge someone as beautiful because of an ulterior motive.
But if you can confirm how beautiful you are from the word of God, it will amaze you how God rated the perfection of His beauty in your life. You will never look down upon yourself anymore.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26-28)
We are told in the scripture that God create man in His own image. Although man is a tenant in house of clay, but God did not just put clay together and began to shape it to human being. According to the passage above, He first of all, dialogued about the creation of man, agreed about his physical specifications and spiritual design and finally about his functions before the work of creation of man began.
After our creation, God beheld His glorious image upon man and He breathe upon him and blessed him. He made a pronouncement of blessing upon mankind and also defined and activated the functions of man on earth. Perhaps you are thinking that you are not beautifully or handsomely created as according to the negative perception of man from time to time, it means you are implying that your ugliness is the reflection of God.” But sincerely, this is not so. In the awesome wisdom of God, He knew the complexity of perfection He created in you. Two of you were not created by God. You are unique and the marvelous evidence of perfect creation of God for His glory. King David, in Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Whether you are big or small, fat of thin, tall or short, strong or feeble, rich or poor, as long as the Lord liveth and you are on His side, Beloved, anytime you look at the mirror, anytime you consider your life as a whole, do not look at your physical appearance alone. Look beyond the image of self you see on the mirror. Behold the glory of God in you. Consider those glorious inward beauty that God had deposited in you, and declare in praises like King David, and proudly say to yourself, “I am not a defective work of creation. I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are thy works of creation Oh Lord.”
Prayer: Oh Lord I praise you for the perfection of your inward beauty in me and for the way you satisfieth my mouth with good things; so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Let me continue to appreciate your marvelous creation in me all the days of my life in Jesus name, Amen.