Now I know you fellows out there are going to see the verse and might immediately dismiss this post as one for just the ladies, but don’t because it isn’t and you’ll see why shortly.
Since fashion, at least for girls, changes so often, there is bound to be a style that you don’t like for yourself. However, even if the style is perfect for you and you have all the great clothes and you’re hair is always perfect, it’s not going to matter unless who you are as a person has the beauty to match. Some of the most beautiful or handsome people in the world are not beautiful or handsome once you get to know them, because their negative qualities overwhelm from what on the surface was a nice face to look at. Vice versa: some people who on the surface look ugly are the most beautiful people in the world because what comes from their heart transforms what you see.
There’s a cool story that I believe that I read in Victory Over the Darkness (this book is amazing) about a love story that unfolded on a college campus. There was a guy who went to the college who was the ultimate catch. He was down-right good-looking, smart, and all the girls there fell for him. Then there was a girl who went to the college as well and she was fat and dumpy, had stringy hair, and just wasn’t the definition of a beauty, but the afore-mentioned fellow actually ended up marrying her because she had such a radiant love for God and it carried into her life so much that it transformed what society calls ugly into a treasure.
The verses I wrote at the beginning are often taken at face-value as well and can cause confusion if you’re reading them for this century. They are for this century, but some of the culture in the time it was written perhaps thought that braided hair, gold jewelry, and fancy clothes were not to be used in an attempt to look beautiful such as when girls wear mini skirts, a mask of makeup, or low-cut shirts nowadays. For guys, this might be building up excessive muscles or doing a sport you don’t like just to look cool when all the while it’s who you are and what you’re character is that will determine whether others see you as handsome.