“A beautiful woman without good sense is like a gold ring in a pig’s nose.” Proverbs 11:22 (ERV)
In the Scripture above, Solomon compares a pig’s nose ring to a woman that is beautiful but has no sense. She has no sense of discretion and no sense of self-respect or worth. How can a beautiful woman have no sense? Either she doesn’t know who she is or she’s lost sight of it. She looks in the mirror and only sees a shell of a person. She doesn’t know her value. She’s more abusive to herself inwardly than anyone could ever be to her outwardly. She gives all of her love, time and energy to that which doesn’t care for her at all.
Listen to me. Being fearfully and wonderfully made is more than physical beauty; it is an inner beauty that says “I’m NOT going to let anyone make me feel like I’m worthless. I’m NOT going to let anyone disrespect me. I love myself too much. I’m NOT going to give my heart to anyone that doesn’t value it. I’m NOT giving my time and attention to those who could care less. I’m saving my words for those who want to listen, because I love me. That’s right! I…love… me!”
Good sense starts the moment you begin to see yourself the way God sees you. The moment you begin to love yourself the way God loves you, you become empowered by God to not put up with anyone’s foolishness. See your worth.
Prayer: Thank You God. Thank You that You love me. Help me to see myself the way You see me. Help me love myself the way You love me. I can’t give any love away until I first receive it for myself. I receive Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.