What is beauty?
Women in every culture struggle with feeling beautiful. Author Elisa Morgan says there are five aspects of true beauty that cross every cultural boundary.
Voice: The first element of beauty is your voice which represents your unique personality.
“Susie is going to be one woman, I’m going to be another, and Jenny is going to be another. We need to unapologetically embrace the person that we are.”
Vessel: The second element is vessel which represents our physical body. We can think of our earthly body as a container for our spirit. More importantly, we are containers of the Holy Spirit.
“We are the containers that house God on this planet and others get to access Him through us.”
Womb: The third element of beauty is womb, or for men, craft, and it represents our creative potential. Men and women were created to do much more than procreate, though that is a piece of our calling.
“We were also made to bring forth ideas and relationships and concepts into this world.”
Scar: The scar is the fourth element of beauty and it represents the painful, personal story we all carry with us.
“Those things which we think disqualify us, whether they’ve been done to us or we’ve done them… When we place them in God’s hands, can actually further qualify us to embrace our painful scar.”
Sway: The final element of beauty is sway and it refers to our influential legacy. Women were created to have influence just like men were. All of God’s children have the potential to make a lasting impact on their co-workers, friends, and family.
“When we address, identify, and discover each of these five elements, we realize that God sees us as full-orbed in our beauty, not one-dimensional.”