Cute or not?Wachira John
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, or so they say. There must be a reason why adjectives or rather descriptive words exist. Cute, beautiful, ugly et cetera. I once saw a post claiming there was a record of the supposed ugliest person in the Guinness book of records. The other extreme is true. There are all sorts of contests for beauty pageants ubiquitously.
Physical appearance is a potential hazard to a person’s esteem. If you think you don’t look good, the next time anybody makes sarcastic or negative comment about your physicality could be dangerous to you. It will be a confirmation of your fears. However, you’ll have to reckon with me that people who think they are so beautiful and look down on others they consider not so beautiful did absolutely nothing to be the way they are. That’s the punch line.
In this world there are things that you’d do yourself a huge favor by not worrying about. How you look for instance. Please note that I’m not talking about personal grooming. You should always endeavor to be smart, presentable. That’s inexcusable.
How many people in history are remembered solely because of their physical looks or appearances? Samson you say? Esther? Absalom? The bible notes they were strong, beautiful and handsome in all the land. Trust me, if the Bible states a person was handsome or beautiful, they had to be. But that’s not what we remember them for. Physical looks and attributes are a foot note on that person’s biography. So Esther was beautiful. What did her beauty do for her? You could say that got her the queen’s title. That’s good, but what’s next is the most important part. She saved the Israelites from annihilation.
Nobody will be remembered majorly by how handsome or beautiful they looked. Rather, what they did. By all means, think yourself beautiful or handsome. No one should make you feel otherwise. You are created in God’s image.
And now I leave you with this part of scripture;
1 Samuel 16:7New International Version (NIV)
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”