Upon reflection, one thing I have found to be true of late is that a woman will never find any satisfaction in trying to be someone who she is not.
It will only breed discontentment because God made us to be who we are!
I have often fallen into the trap the devil sets of:
"You aren't good enough...you will only be beautiful if you fill in the blank."
That is when you have to guard your thoughts and counter those lies for the truth of God's Word.
What does He tell us about true beauty?
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, 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. 1 Peter 3:3-4
This is the kind of beauty we should long for!
It far surpasses any beauty that is of the world because it is 'unfading'...
it comes from within!
Here are some wonderful thoughts from Leslie Ludy on the topic of beauty....
"Any human beauty, any human value that we might find within ourselves is just a filthy rag compared to the limitless beauty and glory of Jesus Christ. Christ's beauty is perfect. And, in spite of what we deserve, He desires to adorn us with His spectacular glory. He may choose to showcase His beauty through us in a unique way, through our own individual personality or the special gifts He has given us. But it is not our unique beauty that must shine for this world to see. It is not our own beauty that we must discover and embrace--it is His."
We are all beautiful in His eyes because He is our Creator. He made every individual unique and precious in their own way. Instead of just focusing on outward beauty we should look at the state of our inward beauty too...Christ sees us from the inside out!