Okay, I see a few hands.
Now, raise your hand if you have not been living under a rock and have seen news footage of the awkward moment when the bored-out-of-their-mind TV commentators talked about Alabama Quarterback's girlfriend who just happens to be Miss Alabama while obviously the camera person has fallen asleep and we are stuck watching this woman in the stands. (obviously I win the award for longest run-on sentence...no applause please..)
Wow, lots of hands shot up on that one!
In case you missed it - not because you live under a rock but because you actually have more important things to worry about - a little bit of the conversation is below. You're welcome. The accuracy of this dialog may or may not be totally correct but it is pretty close to reality from the video on the news this morning.
Now, like a football player getting his head in the game, put yourself in the male commentator's shoes. Imagine the inflection and excitement in your voice.
Got your head in the 'game'? Good. Read on, sister, read on.....
"You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she's also Miss Alabama and that's A.J. McCarron's girlfriend,"
"You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow!"
Now, I do not personally know Miss Alabama. She is a beautiful person on the outside. I would never presume to think she wasn't a beautiful person on the inside as well. I have nothing against her or her beauty. To my knowledge she never asked to be in the spotlight that night. She was there supporting her man.
However, she was thrown in to the spotlight. She apparently has gained so many followers in the world of twitter it is making national news. Why is that? Is it her outward beauty or is it something else?
Society sees beauty on the outside and rewards it. Which is fine except when little girls, teens, young women start hearing men fall over themselves clamoring on and on about outside beauty.
We, women, look in the mirror and are not content. We are the hardest on ourselves. "I hate that little bump on my nose." "I wish my eyes were bigger." "If I had a smaller/bigger behind...." and on and on it goes. Honey, God doesn't make mistakes. He made you beautiful! Trust Him.
It is time we join together and cry out "YOU are beautiful!" You are a cupcake in a world full of muffins, ladies!! (cupcake quote from Operation Beautiful)
Proverbs 31:30 says "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."
Simply put, beauty fades as we age. Winkles, sagging and grey hair are just facts of life, my dear friend. The woman who is in awe (fear) of who God is and everything He is doing and has done is the one who is truly beautiful. The woman/girl/teen who loves the Lord with her entire being is the most beautiful in the eye of God.
Let's not only strive to be beautiful on the outside, but, truly gorgeous on the inside in the way we speak, act and love God more than anything in the world.