Sunday, September 2, 2012

You Can Have Fun, You Can Be Pretty, You Can Serve God

I know a girl. She is amazingly beautiful, super sweet, and  very committed to her faith as a Christian.  Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s not.

People are often surprised after they get to know this girl. They think from her attractive image that she will be snobby or mean. I’ve heard people say how astonished they were at how down to earth she was; how sweet.

Not only that, but she doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks it. She loves her Lord, God. She strives to serve Him in all she does. She doesn’t just go to church on Sunday and then act differently the rest of the week.

She is the real deal.

I think it’s sad that people think an attractive woman can’t also be a committed Christian. I think it’s also sad that they expect certain things from a certain image. But as sad as I find it, I’m not surprised. Because I know why they feel this way – it’s what they usually get.

A beautiful woman usually compromises somewhere. Image is important, after all. It might be in compromising some of her modesty, or her values. It might be in simply believing her own “package deal.” After all, if everyone says you are wonderful…you must be, right?

It takes great courage to maintain humility, honor, and a deep faith. It’s not easy to walk that road and not compromise somewhere down the road. But it can be done.  And when it is, it’s an amazing example to everyone else.

You can have fun in life. You can laugh without being cruel. You can smile, without having ulterior motives, and you can enjoy all the funny moments in life and still be pure, honest, and good.

You can be pretty and still 100% devoted to God. You don’t have to be immodest in dress. There are plenty of trendy clothes that cover what only your husband should see.  You can take care of your hair and makeup, have fun doing your nails and toes – and still be humble and sweet. Caring for your appearance is not wrong.  In fact, I think a pretty woman who loves God can draw people to Christ! 

It’s possible to be the real deal.  It’s also tricky. But it can be done. I’ve seen it firsthand.

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