Many verses in the Bible speak of contentment. Here are just a few:
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Being 'content' with what you have is many times applied to our material possessions.
While true, it also applies to our most important personal possession: our own bodies.
Many times we may feel discontent with how we look, especially when we compare ourselves unfavorably with others.
But, we have each been made uniquely, and our own personal traits are what make us who we are.
Many of us, particularly females, may wish to be tall, blond, or perhaps more well endowed.
This has been held out to us in print media and television as the supposed 'ideal look'.
However, we aren't Barbie dolls, and we shouldn't have to feel pressured to all look a certain way.
Take the example of the lovely 27-yr. old actress Alexandra Chando, who is a very petite 5'3".
Not only would she be considered 'short, but she also has what some may call 'mousy' brown hair color.
Her nice eyes are also brown in color, and she has a smaller size 'chest', and even somewhat bowed legs.
However, as a 'whole package', this works extremely well for her, and it would be a shame to change it.
Her youthful good looks have enabled her to play a girl of high-school age, although she herself is 27.
Alexandro Chando is fashionable, beautiful, and - wait for it - famous to boot!
Please don't sell yourself short on your own personal good looks, or your self-esteem.
And, PLEASE don't go out there and get yourself colored contacts, breast implants, or highlights.
All of these things are detrimental to your health - and your finances - and simply aren't necessary.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
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