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True beauty. How to define your inner character.

Updated on October 30, 2016
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April Savage is a Business Advocate, Personal Banker & Author; an advocate of Literacy, Entrepreneurship & Financial Planning

True Beauty is who you are inside, not what you look like.
True Beauty is who you are inside, not what you look like. | Source

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment...Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight." First Peter 3:3-4.

This world has it wrong. If most people were to define true beauty; it would be that of the outward appearance: A Perfect toned body from head to toe with no blemishes, fat or wrinkles.

While the inside of that person may be totally vile and obnoxious, the outside reeks of adornment and false beauty of this world. It is no wonder so many people feel so ill-equipped to handle these pressures pushed upon women and men.

I have found myself respecting more people who have pushed themselves to gain their doctorate, PhD's, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless and just showing that they genuinely care about what is going on around them, other than what outfit they will wear or worried about touching up their makeup.

Inner character defines if people are beautiful or down right ugly. Let me repeat it: Each persons inner character defines their true beauty, but your actions tell the world who and what type of person you really are.

Character is defined as the traits that form the individual nature of the person. Traits that define true beauty are a moral or ethical quality in that person, an honorable character, honesty, courage, integrity and a good reputation.

The Bible speaks of having a Godly character. That character is a definition of true beauty when the person who adorns it lives a life of selflessness and possesses Godly attributes that define who they truly are.

Godly character in a person is more powerful than physical beauty.

"Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30.

There are Godly character traits that do define how beautiful a person truly is. Trustworthiness is a good example of loyalty and courage. Good relationships are built upon being trustworthy.

Compassion. The world is cursed with ruthless people who have no compassion, no desire to see good things come out of Godly character. That makes them the ugliest people in the world. That saying: "Kick him while he is down" is so true.

Compassion defines people and shows true beauty and an inner character that is much needed today. I don't care what you look like. You could be overweight and have scars, but if you have true compassion and genuinely care that makes your inner character beautiful.

There is one scripture that defines what true beauty is and it is the definition of one word we should all know: LOVE.

"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in truth: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." First Corinthians 13:4-8.

In other words, if you do not have love in your life, instilled into your deep character, you have nothing. God made you the way you are for a reason. He loves you. And knowing Love in itself, is beauty defined.

True Beauty is inside, not what you put outside.
True Beauty is inside, not what you put outside. | Source


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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      Thank you! This I do, and when I have trouble concentrating on the Word, I write a hub to help me stay focused on what's important!

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      April Savage 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you SparrowMinistries! Strengthening your heart means keep drawing close to God, stay in the Word, and when hard times hit you or you feel you may be vulnerable God has already prepared you to handle the heartache or circumstance, whatever it may be you are going or fixing to go through. God bless you today!! Sorry, I hope this helps..

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      Thanks! Can you elaborate on what you mean by "strengthen your heart?"

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      April Savage 5 years ago from Florida

      I have been there also. You are doing the right thing by asking God to purify your vision, but ask him to strengthen your heart too! God bless you and thanks for the comment! So glad you found this article helpful....

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      SparrowMinistries 5 years ago

      Wonderful. Sometimes in life we have to step back from the world long enough for God to show us who we are. To search ourselves. Our motives. Reevaluate our life intentions. Set new goals. Apply morals to our daily living and standards.

      This is where I am right now in my life. I always have wanted to help others, but I am reexamining my motives and asking God to purify my vision. Thanks. Up, useful, and awesome.

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      April Savage 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much Jesshubpages! It is true and I want people to see that who they are is not what they necessarily look like. God bless you today!

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      Jesshubpages 5 years ago

      Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30. How true it is. What more can we add to this. You have said it fully well.

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      April Savage 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Civil War Bob! Hope you have a great day too!

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good hub, April...voted up, useful, beautiful, interesting. I got to your hub on the Hopper...glad I did. Enjoy your day!


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