What is Perfect?

The standard of the supermodel has changed throughout the years. It began with the rise of the voluptuous Marilyn Monroe. Back then thick hips and a large bust were considered perfection for the iconic woman. In the ’60s the trend changed to the boyish hip-less body style of models like Twiggy (who actually wanted to look like Marilyn!)

In the ’80s the term supermodel was introduced and with it, curvy, toned women like Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. But as the ’90s approached, Kate Moss brought back the waif and ultra-thin models, flat chests, and average heights were the trend. Today, a size 10–12 is considered plus-size in the modeling industry, but the average American woman is 5′4′′ and wears a size 14!

The point is, whether you’re tall, thin, curvy, or boney, you’re always going to compare yourself to someone else unless you embrace who you are.  The only standard for greatness is to love yourself from the inside out. I wasn’t able to do that until I found my identity in Jesus Christ instead of the image in my mirror. 🙂

“Instead, it should be that of your inner self; the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s sight.” -1 Peter 3:4

Rachel Lee Carter (C) Modeling Christ 2010

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3 Responses to What is Perfect?

  1. artsy says:

    Snip-it from 2 Corinthians 4: “…while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” who we are in Christ lasts forever…it’s TRUE beauty. Outward beauty will fade..it’s so important that girls learn this!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I totally agree god looks at the heart not the outward appearance shining like a city on a hill is attractive enough, so what are we worrying about we are respectfully and wonderfullt made.

    Lets renew our minds to that daily 🙂

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