January 26, 2016
Have you ever received a mailer above that took you by surprise? The above postcard/advertisement was received in my mailbox not long ago…and it won’t take long to guess what is being advertised…Plastic surgery/Botox and other treatments. This along with other enhancements seem rampant in our culture. Honestly, when I was this individual’s age (pictured above), facial selfie care wasn’t even on my radar. And should it be? Many of us reading this have young daughters who may be questioning advertisements such as these. My hope in sharing is that self worth as we know, and happiness will never be found in a ‘selfie’ click. If anything, outwardly we are wasting away, but inwardly we are being renewed by our Lord and Savior’s Living Word and Spirit. For we are to fix are eyes on what is unseen, and focusing on our flaws is exactly opposite of that. We may have added wrinkles or aged gracefully by natural means, however, injecting ourselves with added enhancers will not fill us with added joy or contentment. If anything, we just may need more time knowing our identity from the One who knitted us, the One who loves us, and the One who knows exactly how many hairs we have on our head. If anything, added fillers and treatments may just lead us to ask, how does our Lord and Savior see us? Who does He say we are? And lastly, for the young woman reading this who is searching for love in added surgeries or enhancements, please know you are valued and worth more to Him than any procedure or any person who may tell you otherwise.♥️
2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV) Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.