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Mothers Devotionals Day 6 - Pretty for a Purpose

Esther 4:14 And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

In 2011, Ocielia Gibson won the title of Miss Black USA. Gibson stated in an interview "One of the things I learned being in the pageant industry is that people only see the exterior. But so many of the young ladies competing—even though they’re accomplished and talented young women—are dealing with a lot of self-image issues. People assume a girl who looks a certain way, is a certain size or fits the cultural standard of what is beautiful doesn’t have issues. But those young women, just like everyone else, wake up and they second-guess themselves." Gibson accepted Christ at the age of 16. She began her pageant life at the age of 17. That foundation in Christ helped her realize that she was more than just a pretty face. God had a purpose for her life that didn't have anything to do with her external beauty.

Gibson started a ministry called. More Than a Pretty Face. She states "The whole message of my ministry comes from studying the biblical definition of beauty. I went to 1 Peter 3:3–4, and what really stood out to me was the word “consist”: “Your beauty does not consist of the outer things, the braiding of the hair, the gold jewelry, the fine apparel.” This was just jumping off of the page to me. And when I looked into it, what I found is that it meant “what is something made up of,” or the ingredients of something. So what he is trying to tell women is that yes, you have external beauty, but that’s not what your beauty consists of. It’s not the ingredients of your beauty." Gibson found her purpose outside of her beauty. God has a specific plan for your life. He has something for you to do like He sis for Esther. There is purpose in you.

  • What is the purpose that God has for your life?

  • Do you truly believe that God has something greater for you?

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