Sara has a gracious heart and a confident smile. She wants to be a missionary and is currently attending Bible college in Hungary.
What do you think beauty is?
“It is true beauty to see a person grow in their walk with the Lord. To see a heart that is pure towards God, truly is the most beautiful attribute a person could have.”
Do you think your beautiful?
“I can believe that I am beautiful, because I know that God has made me. The world certainly does not tell me I am beautiful, but I know that God see’s me so much differently then the world. Feeling beautiful is feeling accepted in the eyes of those who are most important to you. When Christ is the center of my life, when my satisfaction comes from Him, I can feel completely beautiful because the only eyes that matter are His.”
How has our culture’s definition of beauty effected you?
“I have been overweight my whole life. The world told me that fat was ugly, and skinny was beautiful. I thought that I couldn’t ever be beautiful until I lost weight. I crash dieted all I could, but I found that I never reached that point of being satisfied with myself. It was easy for me to compare myself to my friends, and think that I will never be pretty because I can’t get as skinny as them. This is a dangerous process because it breaks down your confidence. I realize now that it isn’t ever possible to reach that point because the worlds idea of beauty isn’t real.”
What do you wish women knew about real beauty?
“That the inner beauty we develop from serving God can totally outshine all of our outer imperfections. God has created us how He wants us to be, and when we embrace what He gave us, that is when we are beautiful.”