Everyone wants to look good. Men want to be handsome. Women want to be beautiful. Do you know anyone who doesn’t?

Many people work towards looking good and being healthy – and yes there is a difference. That’s why when you see or hear advertisements for gyms and diet plans, very rarely is it that they promote good health. Think about it. Most of the time it’s about…

Being sexy…

Being attractive…

Getting into shape…

Buns and abs…


We groom. We work out.  We watch our diets. We purchase clothes. We do what it takes to look and feel our best. We do what it takes to maintain our health and a good quality of life.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look good as long as we don’t become obsessed. Consider what the word of God says…

1 Timothy 4:8  (NKJV)

For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

1 Peter 3:3-4  (NKJV)

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

The bible isn’t saying it’s a sin to ‘get your hair done’, wear jewelry or wear nice clothes. It’s saying that you shouldn’t rely on that to make your beautiful. It’s saying that your true beauty should come from the godliness that’s inside your heart. He wants you more concerned with your inner beauty than outer beauty.

Even those who don’t have the so-called characteristics that society deems ‘beautiful’ in the context of each individual’s culture, can be viewed as beautiful and attractive when you can see the light of God on the inside – their loving, vibrant, lively, humble spirit shines through!

Have you become obsessed with your appearance? Are you feeding your flesh more than your faith? How many times a day do you check yourself in the mirror?


Here is a great test to give yourself…

Are you spending more time with your face in a mirror than your bible?

Do you use the camera on your phone to view yourself more than you use your bible app?

Do you know anyone obsessed with their appearance? Is it you?

There’s a thin line between good health, looking your best and worshiping oneself.

Please don’t let your mirror become your place of worship.



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  1. Amen! I grew up in CA where there was much emphasis on “outer” beauty. Combine that with a brother who constantly reminded me how I did measure up to that beauty, I had a poor “beauty” complex. I still struggle w/ it from time to time, but thankfully, my relationship with my Lord and Savior has helped me to see what true beauty is. I feel for the kids today where “self” has been magnified to something fake and shallow. What we see on facebook, twitter, Instagram, and the like, is really not the true person, but the person in whom one wishes to be. Eating disorders are on the rise. Although usually female dominated, more and more males are being affected by this horrible disease. Our societies distorted focus on beauty and health (as they call it) definitely contributes to this. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing! ❤

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  2. Oops! I meant to say, “how I didn’t measure up”. I think you got the message though. 🙂 And I agree, in God’s perfection, all things were created with their own unique beauty. There’s nothing in all creation that God would deem “ugly”. Be blessed as well my friend! ❤

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  3. Amen. Thank you for this message, it truly does convict. The majority of my teenage years up until I was 20 was spent in front of the mirror, or taking ‘selfies’ in an obsessed way. Praise the Lord, when I read the verse 1 Timothy 4:8, it changed my perspective on the amount of time I should spend on exercising to look good. Now, I tend to spend most of my free time reading God’s Word, soaking in His goodness, and seeing the bible as my true reflection.

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