Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Your Beauty Should Come From Within You

Below is a straight copy and paste from a devotional (author unknown) I read on a daily basis. I wanted to share this particular devotional as a reminder that image is not about how you look on the outside, but how you bring forth your unique beauty from the inside and wear it with confidence. That's why, those clients of mine who choose to go through the entire process of working with us (instead of just having us take them shopping) undergo some very powerful and confidence-building consulting sessions where they are able to self-reflect on their inner strengths and define what, besides their appearance, makes them valuable to both their profession and to the world around them. This kind of self-knowledge is powerful because it teaches the client how to exude their uniqueness both visually and verbally, resulting in open doors to opportunity. 

The paNASH Style mission is to serve, educate, and encourage others by assisting them with the development of their image in a way that honors their craft and their own vision for success, while amplifying who they are personally and advancing them professionally.

"Your beauty should come from within you.”                      1Pe 3:4 NCV

Looking in the Right Mirror!

The world’s best fashion designers are concerned with the total look of the models they send down the catwalk. They must have perfect accessories and the right hairstyle, makeup, etc. And it’s the same with God. He created you as a whole person with specific features, personality traits, and emotional strengths. He designed you to be a vibrant, thinking, feeling, and fully-functioning human being with your own unique attractiveness. But He endowed you with more than just physical appearance. He gave you talents and spiritual gifts—inner qualities He wants you to develop and use for His purposes. What you are on the inside should determine how you see yourself on the outside. When your looks determine your worth, a few extra pounds can wipe you out; so can magazine covers that trumpet beauty without character. You’re looking in the wrong mirror! The Bible says, "Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourself instead with the beauty that comes from within” (vv. 3-4 NLT). When your self-worth comes from God instead of people, you can wear a $10 outfit from a thrift shop or a $1,000 one from an upscale boutique. You are fine either way, because you recognize that your outer appearance doesn’t define who you are, or determine your worth in God’s eyes. Inner beauty can’t be bought, taken off a rack, applied like makeup or put on like a new suit. It’s an "inside job.” So look at yourself today in God’s mirror and try to see what He values most—inner beauty.
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