I think struggling with self-image and coveting the beauty of those we consider more attractive than ourselves is a common temptation, even for Christian women.
I love how Trish reminds us of the brevity of life and what is truly important:
"The bible says that 'everyone at their best state is a vapor' (Psalm 39:5). Life is short. Beauty is quickly passing and so are the lusts of this world. When I’m 65--if the Lord allows me to see that age--I want to be studying the Word of God, listening to sermons, reaching the Lost, doing service for the local Church and spending my minutes, hours and days consumed with the Kingdom of God and service to the King. I don’t want to be consumed with myself or the eye candy of our age which doesn't last and will never satisfy (Prov 27: 20)...This world will assist us at every turn if we want to be discontent, covetous, and self-seeking...but wouldn't we rather be a woman who is consumed with loving Christ and is useful to His Kingdom?
People magazine is not to be the godly woman’s diet. The godly woman doesn't listen to the counsel of Vogue magazine. She takes no delight in reading worldly advice in Cosmopolitan and doesn't compare herself to the pictures in Glamour magazine.Rather, a woman who fears the Lord will meditate on the Word of God day and night. She will compare herself to the godly picture that is found throughout the Scriptures. She will hunger and thirst for righteousness and desire to know the one who redeemed her. That woman will be worthy of
Read the complete post on Trish's blog.