Choosing to Enter a Beauty Competition
She stared at the girl running athletically across the football field.
Strawberry blonde shining hair, athletic, perfect body, and a beautiful smile boasting straight white teeth. Guys were flocking to her side and other girls were trying to get her attention.
Once Jade got home, she turned on her smart phone, and started scrolling through Facebook, constantly comparing herself to every picture of a pretty girl she saw.
How many times have we acted like Jade?
I sure am guilty. We are choosing to enter into a beauty competition we know we will lose. Each and every time. Tweet There will always be someone prettier than us. We are doomed to fail. And yet, we still choose to throw ourselves in, to stake our happiness on something that won’t deliver.
Because of our lack of trust and complete joy in our hope of Heaven and our faith in God.
I am saying God will give you joy because it is true. I am not denying that beauty will give you happiness. Being beautiful will probably make you very happy.
When you grow old and grey your happiness will fade along with your beauty. But, if you place your trust in Jesus, you will have an inner joy that will last forever. Tweet
Even after you die.
Of course, there will be times in your life that will be miserable, lonely, hard, sad, painful and trying. But even in those times where your joy in earthly things may fail, you will have complete joy and contentment in God.
Dear girl – don’t enter the beauty competition when you know you will lose.
That is a foolish thing to do. It will only spark bitterness and envy, and will eat you up and ruin your life. Rather, be content in who God has made you to be.
Let’s talk about it…
Do you ever compare yourself to other girls?
What makes brings you joy in life?