“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” Genesis 1:27. I have recently noticed a lot of females doing this selfie challenge, where they take a selfie with no make-up or hair products (all natural). It really got me thinking; As men and as a society as a whole why do we put a huge pressure on women to look a certain way? If God created us in his image why do we try so hard to create a new image for ourselves?
Here is an answer straight from the Bible, ” The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7. When we look at others we are looking through a film of sin called the world, when Adam and Eve sinned they left the garden and entered a new world that was covered in filth (sin). Now that we live in this world we see things differently than we should. “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so the sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” Genesis 3:7. The Bible makes it clear that the reason we do all these things is because we live in the world which is filled with sin. As Christians I believe that we are called to be more than what the world tells us to be, in fact God tells us not to live like the rest of the people, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2.
Anyways, I am not trying to condemn women for wearing make-up or doing special/crazy things with their hair, what I am trying to say is that women and men should not be afraid to be all natural, and they should not have to worry about what other people think about their appearance. God made you who you are!
At the same time I would encourage everyone to continue this all natural look, because you are all beautiful and are made in God’s image; although you may not always feel like it remember that God loves you for you and not for what the world wants you to be.