“…in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” 2 Timothy 2:9-10
Our view of personal beauty is shaped by what we see on television, movies, magazines, music videos, etc.
Many young people feel sad because they do not look like the movie star or music star on the television or in the pages of a beauty magazine.
Well guess what?
The stars do not look that way either!
Television characters are imaginary. No one has all of the physical beauty, strength, intelligence, wit, charm, and style that you see on TV. When we compare ourselves to people on TV, we are comparing our reality to the imaginary world of Hollywood. We forget that it is make-believe.
Musicians, actors, and athletes hire people to make them look good—it is not reality.
I read an interview with a former model who was sad that so many girls spent lots of money and did things harmful to their health in order to look like her. She said that she never looked like the magazine cover because artists painted over her “flaws.”
The next time you see that beautiful model or handsome man in the magazine remember that the image has been fixed by artists to remove all flaws; the models are not as physically perfect as their pictures! Let your attractiveness be the dignity of a godly character.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30