I want you to really think about your inner beauty. What may make your inner person appear not so beautiful at times? Could it be jealousy, anger, bitterness, or something completely different? Even though people cannot see your inner person, God does. As a teenage girl it is easy to be jealous, angry, or even bitter toward other girls, even toward your own friends and family. When I was a teenager my father was an alcoholic and did not want to have anything to do with us, but his brother, my uncle, was the Pastor of a large Church in Las Vegas. I remember there were times when I would be somewhat jealous of my uncles family, when comparing their home life to mine. They appeared to have what I would have called a perfect home life, and I wanted that, but if I would have let this jealousy consume me it could have ruined me. I am sure that you have viewed other home situations that you would trade with too. Jealousy is just one scenario where your inner beauty could be tainted, and remember that your inner beauty often dictates the appearance of your outer beauty, regardless of how beautiful you are on the outside. The Bible says: “But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart..” I Samuel 16:7. I challenge you today to not let jealousy, anger, bitterness, or anything else cause you to be ugly on the inside, because remember that God sees it all.
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