No Makeup Mondays

self-im•age /'self-'i-'mig/ - the idea one has of one's abilities, appearance and personality

According to wikipedia, self-image may consist of three types:
•Self-image resulting from how the individual sees himself or herself.
•Self-image resulting from how others see the individual.
Self-image resulting from how the individual perceives others see him or her.

Somehow my brain heart has turned compliments into expectations. Somehow I have actually started believing people expect me to be the pretty girl, the skinny girl, the girl with cute clothes. I put pressure on myself to meet these "expectations", which are in reality lies. Self-image resulting from how the individual perceives others see him or her.  It's all in perception - my perception. No one cares. No one cares but me.

By trying so hard to be pretty on the outside, I am creating such ugliness on the inside. My heart is at war with my flesh. My heart desires for God's glory to be my crown of beauty. But my flesh desires to be desired by the world.

No Makeup Monday started today as a fulfillment of my "I Will" statement made in small group last week - "I will go one day without makeup."

I've decided to continue it every Monday. No Makeup Mondays - a simple effort to destroy the lies this world has fabricated and to focus on God's glory and the beauty of Christ within.

Beauty is fleeting... {Proverbs 31:30}


  1. So proud. You're the wisest & best ever & ever.

    xx bestie

  2. that's my girl!! love you

  3. and yet your still beautiful!! :)