Scripture tells us that we are beautifully and wonderfully made, but what if others think our shape or a particular physical attribute doesn’t measure up? To begin with, I know you must have heard the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, as sweet as it sounds in our ears, it doesn’t trump God’s view of beauty at all! In fact, it doesn’t even come close.
Let me have a moment to be frank with you, and speak the TRUTH which sets us ALL free. Some ladies are in the habit of flaunting their shape and trying to draw attention by putting on tight clothes that hug every curve causing some men to stumble along the way. Well, ladies did it ever occur to you that some men would not like to be bombarded by these images, yet everyday women send out sexual enticements due to the way they cover their shape, and if you are guilty, now would be a good time to repent and change your ways!
Now when it comes to the topic of SHAPE and PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES here is where I stand. There is nothing wrong with having a shape (everything has a shape or an outline), however when a person believes that their shape or other physical attributes are superior to others it displeases God. In God’s eyes everyone is beautiful and He doesn’t make mistakes. God made each human being the way He liked, and not necessarily the way you would have liked. Oh yes, and He knew exactly what He was doing when He made YOU and ME. So if you have found yourself criticizing people because of their outward appearance, or because you think they do not measure up in one physical attribute or the other, I have some scriptures for you.
Job 10:8 reads, “Your hands shaped me and made me.” Psalm 139:13-16 reads “You shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb”. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex. Everyday of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”
I hope from these scriptures that anyone who thinks that they have some superior attribute or shape now know that they don’t really have any bragging rights, because they had nothing to do with the way God shaped or made them. Therefore, don’t compare yourself to others or make others feel like they don’t measure up to your standard of beauty which is NOT God’s standard.
In closing, I know that GOD’S HANDS SHAPED AND MADE ALL OF US THE WAY WE ARE, and a certain physical attribute or a particular shape is not what will get you into heaven. Therefore, I will enjoy using the shape God has given me to work in His kingdom, which is “A SHAPE FOR SERVING GOD.” Shalom!