People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b
I’m so grateful God looks at my heart and not my outward appearance. In high school some girls told me I was good looking. Time and age worked on me. Now I’m bald, be-speckled, overweight and out of shape.
I’m so grateful my success in life did not depend on my looks. But our culture is obsessed with good looks. I’ve never seen a bald, overweight guy model slacks or shirts. I’ve never seen a nerd advertise deodorant, or a guy with a bad complexion advertise shave cream.
It’s sad that some judge others by appearances. Our appearance has nothing to do with our identity. Nor does our bank account or our home or our job or the car we drive. It’s easy sometimes to allow what others say about us guide our thoughts and actions or define our identity.
Occasionally need to remind myself that God made me in HIS image. That is who I am to my very core. No matter what I like or don’t like about myself, or what others label me. My true identity was, is and always will be in God.