Not Just A Blonde

We are "Not Just" who we seem to be on this Earthly plane, but so much more. We are ALL children of a loving God who is calling us home to Love. This blog is dedicated to those of us on that journey together…

20140716-231835-83915262.jpgMany of us worry a bit too much about our appearance… and many of us make judgements and conclusions based on another’s. Sometimes these assumptions are right, but this shouldn’t cause us to treat others any differently than we ourselves would want to be treated.

Let’s not continue to live with the lie that appearances matter, when we know God only truly cares about our hearts. How we look, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the phone we carry, the side of town we live on just doesn’t matter… It’s all Earth stuff. Earth stuff can distract us from what truly matters. Earth stuff can destroy us if we let it.

The next time you get caught up in the Earthy game of appearances remember these verses:

James 2:1-4
“My brothers, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance. Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and find clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes. If you show more respect to the well dressed man and say to him “Have this best seat here,” but sake of the poor man, “Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet,” then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives.”

May we each stop judging each other and start loving each other no matter what we look like: poor or rich, fat or thin, gay or straight, homely or pretty, smart or simple-minded, acceptable or questionable.

Our hearts were created to love one another as God loves each and every one of us. Our hearts and how we love others are what truly matter to God.

❤️Ann

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4 thoughts on “Appearances Don’t Matter… It’s All About Your Heart!

  1. Vicki says:

    given i was recently told i would (negatively) affect my marriage if i ever cut my hair short like a man’s and if my body gets bigger during menopause, the same result would incur – i needed to read this. to me, beauty and sexiness are about BEHAVIOR and CHARACTER. some day there will be people in my life who hold the same belief.

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    1. Vicki, Honestly that just breaks my heart! Not just for you but for the one who said those things and believes those words! It’s a clear case of earth-bound attachment and buying into the lies of this world. External beauty and attractiveness will pass away but beauty of the spirit and soul is eternal!

      I pray for the one who said such a thing to you for they are lost in the prison of flesh, but you are free with the knowledge that your value and worth and beauty and happiness are unattached to such shallow things! I am filled with joy for you and for your future that is sure to be filled with love… TRUE LOVE that surpasses anything that this partner could provide.

      Remember your beauty always, both inside and out and that your value is far beyond what any human here on Earth could ever validate or assure you of. Smile with the knowledge you know the secret and the truth… beauty of the flesh will die, yet beauty of the heart shines bright for all eternity!
      ❤️Ann

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  2. Chas says:

    Ann, the phrase: ‘never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance’ is a very good catch-all that takes in most of the common prejudices in society, such as sexism, ageism and morphism (don’t know if that last one exists, I made it up to cover prejudice against people who are regarded by prejudiced as being too tall, too short, too fat, too thin, etc). Recently, a new social prejudice has appeared, in which, through their ignorance, certain people have begun to look down on those who suffer Type 1 diabetes, because Type 2 is associated with being overweight, and thus considered by them to be self-inflicted, although Type 1 is not associated with diet.

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    1. Chas, sadly in the healthcare community there are MANY other prejudices even beyond those. Mental-illness has a strong stigma as do chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Another diagnosis sadly is HIV.

      It’s horrible and wrong and I’m convinced it’s another area in which we as healthcare providers and others are called not to judge but to love all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I think you make some good points! ❤️Ann

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