I told my daughter that she is the most beautiful girl in the world (as most mothers believe their daughters to be). She very emphatically told me that I was mistaken. She then promptly proceeded to google “the most beautiful girl in the world” and it popped out a few gorgeous girls. The world is telling our girls what beauty is and they are buying it. What happens to the girls who don’t look a thing like these girls? They grow up with a distorted sense of self worth. It cultivates a breeding ground for envy, jealousy and low self-esteem. They see themselves as ugly and many choices which they make in life, are based on this false belief.
We can and must shift the focus off of the world’s idea of beauty and heroism. We should introduce REAL heroes to our daughters. Qualities such as BRAVERY, LOYALTY, LEADERSHIP, PATIENCE, PRAYER and WISDOM should be admired and praised in front of our daughters.
The Bible has many women who embody these qualities and who were true heroes of our faith. Many of us have not even heard the stories of these great women ourselves, let alone admire them.
Beauty is fleeting, but a good character is worth far more than rubies. Kindness to others is beautiful. It does not have to cost anything, a simple offer to do a chore that is not usually done, is an act of service. As we encourage our princesses to “look around” and see a need, we are opening our daughters’ eyes to the needs of others and inadvertently tilling the soil of their hearts and planting seeds of compassion and gratitude therein. Taking the focus off of themselves, they are introduced to the JOY of giving.
Many of us remember what it felt like to feel “unpretty” or maybe we were the ones making others feel that way. What if our little angels grow up with this distorted sense of beauty? How horrified we would be, I’m sure, if our daughters believed someone’s lie about them. We therefore need to entrench the TRUTH of what God says about her early on. God says, that she is “fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:14. We’ve heard it said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and since the Creator of the universe has His eye on her (always)He says, “You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you” Song of Solomon 4:7
If we lay the basis of her beauty solidly, teach her to acknowledge God in all that she has and is,our hopes and plans for our daughter’s lives, as it aligns with God’s plan and purpose for them, will become a reality.
Taken from https://godsradiance.com/which-mirror-is-your-daughter-looking-into