Inner Beauty! Proverbs 31 to be Exact
Inner Beauty! Proverbs 31 to be Exact
Ladies don’t leave this post without checking out the proverbs 31 poem below..its a must see!!!
I wonder what it will be like without all these advertisements of these bone thin, over-sexual, “flaw-less” women, or videos with naked women dancing, showing no respect for themselves or the body God created.
It’s crazy that when you turn on the TV, read a magazine, or simply walk down the street, you see an ad showing off this perfect body shape. They have no wrinkles, blemishes, not even pores on her face. They create this woman that’s not real and we try to look just like her.
In one of my classes I watched this video of how they make the women for advertisements. One woman was created by 5 different pictures. Her nose was put with another woman’s lips, her eyes with another womans cheekbone etc. They made the eyes bigger and a different color and her hair more full and long. There are so many of us young ladies with low self esteem and eating disorders, spending millions of dollars on bo-tox, big breast and big hips and butts, trying to be something we’re not and losing our true identity.
Who said if your breast or butt is not a certain size then your not a real woman? You are a beautiful creation that God designed in his image. Don’t let society tell you who you are, but God.
Don’t be mad that only dogs are attracted to you when all you show off is meat
Ladies why do we show off our bodies? When we do that we are no longer a human being but an object of sex. When your breast or butt is hanging out, men don’t care about your face or the person inside. They don’t look at you and say “her breast is hanging out to her nipples, I can see her butt hanging out her skirt. Wow that’s one beautiful respectful woman of virtue I want to take home to mom.”
I hear so many girls say “if you got it flaunt it”. Well I say if it’s that bad then trust, it will show on it’s own without you uncovering it. You will definitely attract men but not the Kingdom man God designed for you. Only those with sex on the mind. Jackie Hill , a P4CM poet, said it best:
“Don’t be mad that only dogs are attracted to you when all you show off is meat”
Ladies our value is not of this world.
Proverbs 31:10 “ A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.”
Your value is in God, not in your clothes, your body shape, or who can shake it the best.
I am Not My Hair
I Struggled with my worth for awhile. At one point I felt there was nothing special about me so I would try to make it up on the outside. I always had long hair so I thought that’s all I was, my hair. In high school I stayed broke because I felt I had to have a new outfit every week. So if I looked good and had long pretty hair then I thought I was special and would stand out in some way. I finally had “value”.
But God said NO, that’s enough and showed me who I really was. In 2008, freshman year in college, I sat in the wrong chair and this lady butchered my hair forcing me to cut it to my neck. Like India Arie, I soon realized “I AM NOT MY HAIR” lol He showed me I’m more than some fly kicks or cute shirt.
1 Peter 3:3 ” Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
I am special because God created me for Him to do his work. Don’t get me wrong ladies, I still like to look good, who doesn’t, but now I know that’s not my value and I stand out NOT because I have on some cute heels but because I have the Holy Spirit, striving to be like Christ and not like this world. Ladies, just like me, YOU are a queen, a Proverbs 31 woman. Love you all!!
Check out this poem from another P4CM poet Janette…ikz and the 31 Status Movement
Unable to see video? Click here -> “31 to be Exact” 31 Status Spoken Word
Stay encouraged…Brittany J
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