One of the biggest struggles I’ve been dealing with as a follower of Jesus Christ, is whether or not to follow a career as a Free Lance Makeup Artist.
One of the biggest concerns for me was, Vanity. The vanity of make up. The deception that some create using make up….. The problem that make up can create.
I myself adore the creativity and freedom that makeup allows. Now, I wear make up as an accessory to my outfit or my mood, nothing more. However, I remember a time when I was soooooo insecure, that I couldn’t leave the house to go to Target or Walmart without a full face of foundation, highlight, contour, eyebrow shaping, eyeshadow etc.
I looked made up to the average person looking in, but I was hiding behind a mask. Literally.
I was buying my insecurities and defining who I was by name brand cosmetics.
I remember a had a moment driving to work where the Lord Spoke to me and told me that I was beautiful just the way He made me! ALL I could do was cry.
That little kid, ugly cry.
I couldn’t believe God cared so much for me that he would speak to me concerning the lack of confidence I had in myself.
This and many other experiences I’ve had with God, is how I know that HE is very much real and alive.
So being that I have experienced this and have since, shied away from make up. I’ve felt a conviction in my spirit when it comes to doing make up as a profession because I know the dependence many women have had in it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t condemn other women who choose make up. I sometimes still wear it on occasion but I’m not totally reliant upon it. I’m not even reliant upon it.
When I look at pictures of myself, I don’t believe there’s any true difference. Now when I look at myself, I feel like I look better without it.
I think everything is a process. And Christ definitely meets you where you are!
One thing to always remember is you are beautiful just how you are. Nothing can enhance the way Christ created you. Don’t believe the lies . What God made was/is perfect.