Sunday 12 April 2015

The advert that Spoke to me

This week I stumbled across an advert that really spoke to me. Deeply, through the Holy Spirit and through the passion that I have inside of my heart, for my sisters everywhere. It's the new Dove Choose Beautiful Advert. Before you read the rest of this post - have a look at the video....

How did you feel after watching this true life reality? While this advert has come under fire from many critics and commentators everywhere, it begs us to question ourselves and I want to make a few statements and observations here.

Firstly, beauty for us as women passionate about Messiah, is a not an issue of skin, or outward beauty. I dont care what anyone says, the Bible is clear about it -  Charm is deceitful and beauty fades; but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised. (proverbs 31:30) Society has been led astray by the enemy of mankind, in to believing that everyone everywhere has to look the same - forget about, embrace yourself.
Secondly, you need to choose not to internalise what you think others think of you! Who cares what aunty Shirley from ten years ago thought of you, or what your neigbor thinks of your hair - you are who you are - love yourself. Dont accept someone elses viewpoint of yourself. 

Lastly and most importantly, everyday that you are alive, you can be sure of one thing. The most important thing, the all encompassing life changing amazing thing is that you are beautiful to God. You were worth dying for, you are worth Living for! God says "I love you, you are a dove, a garden enclosed, a beloved child, nothing can separate you from Gods Love." Internalise the truth because the truth will set you free and the truth is God says you are amazing when you live and radiate the Living King. Square your shoulders back and choose the beautiful door - because your spirit is beautiful and because your heart is Christ - Like. Doesn't matter what others think about you, all that matters is that you are accepted, valued, loved and cherished - that's the truth that will bring down Goliath - embrace it!! 


1 comment:

  1. I loved that add too! I think Dove has made women think a lot about their body image and the way they see themselves. And I was so happy to hear that some of them were ready to give themselves the chance to walk through the beautiful door.
    I think that we as Christians haven't really adjusted to our reality. We don't understand our identity in Christ. We see what we were, who we were, what we used to be, and not who we are now, in Christ. And that is beyond beautiful.