Hello! If you’ve been reading these posts I’m sure you’ve discovered by now this is my journey to express my heart and values for how I live my life in this amazing beauty industry. Today I’m digging deep, are you ready to go on the ride with me? Alright let’s go!
I often think about how our society views beauty. The more I see, the more my heart hurts. True beauty the way God intended is pure, it’s honest, it’s authentic and it’s perfect. In Isaiah chapter 61 it’s a beautiful display of Gods view of beauty and identity as warriors for King Jesus to walk out our calling.
Today there is beauty all around us but how the world represents it is through sex, masks, and narcissistic views, there is even a makeup company called Nars and they call their followers NARCISSIST’S! WHAT! (and please no hate to their products they are amazing, I have a few in my kit)
But you know what, let me be real for a minute, as frustrating it makes me. It’s a time more than EVER to truly love ourselves and show more grace than we can imagine to those around us. It’s time to step into our true identity, as the pure bride of Christ. I know we will never be perfect till we see him face to face but why not pursue all the purity we can here and now and call heaven onto earth! Isn’t that what we’re called to do? 🙂 So with all that being said let’s think outside the box! It’s time to take beauty into our owns hands and let it be free to fly!
As someone who loves Jesus with all of me, how dare I try to conform to the beauty standards of this world. I have the creator of the universe on my side to express who I am as a woman!!! I’m pretty sure that’s more creativity than this little body of mine can handle!! Woo! I hope and pray my makeup work speaks to the creativity he’s given me. All I want to do is get out of the way and let HIM work through me to minister to my clients both inside and out!
However you express yourself let it be done to the glory of God! All my creatives out there, you ARE called to be creative, don’t waste it! Take this as a sign if you were looking for one. 😉 Create away my friends!
Happy beauty finding to you,
– Ashley Anne
photo cred: for the love of a frame photography
Photo: Thats me, Ashley, on set, loving what I do, bringing beauty to the world!