Where do we meet beautiful?
For me, I thought I was going to meet beautiful at a lighter version of myself.
This past month I fasted eating nothing but fruits and veggies. I wanted to fast for self discipline and a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father, which was achieved. But by the end of the month, I did find the lighter version of myself that I sought to feel beautiful. When I looked myself in the mirror March 1st I found a pale face with shoulder blades and ribs in clear sight. It was the farthest thing from beautiful.
Where I did meet beautiful in that month was in places I never thought I'd find it. Beautiful came to me when I sat still and listened to God. When I truly sought Him and opened the door of my heart to let Him in. When I asked Him what the desires of my heart were and He began to show me. I met beautiful by washing my mind with, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13) I met beautiful through accepting encouraging words, letting myself be loved. I met beautiful in loving others and practicing being a "big sister". I met beautiful when my brokenness started becoming the will to complete God's mission.
A beautiful woman is broken and is seeking her God.
Beautiful is taking down the bars the world wants you to live up to and giving them to God. It's not only beautiful, it's freedom.