Unappealing

<<unattractive>>

Jesus had no special outer physical appeal, yet He certainly had the charisma and attractiveness of inner spirit that drew people with needs, and especially when it became evident that He could heal and deliver those oppressed by the devil (Isa 53:2; Mt 4:24, 8:16). God is no respecter of persons, He judges and values the inner qualities of heart rather than the outer appearance as we humans do, so our priority should be on beautifying the real person under our clothes while not denying the visible dimension that probably can be smartened-up (1 Sam 16:7; Act 10:34; 1 Tim 2:9; 1 Pet 3:3,4).

If you have physical blemishes that cause you a major problem and it is within your means, get them corrected, yet our emphasis should be on addressing anti-social and undesirable lifestyle habits that repel people from wanting to know about Jesus, because we are such a poor recommendation. Don't wallow in self-pity but concentrate on what

Develop inner beauty – it will show                     through on the outside

you can change – those aspects of your personality and character that are less than attractive. Don't undervalue or degrade yourself to get attention, instead allow the nature of Christ to shine through remembering nothing can separate us from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39).

Don’t shun those whom you are not attracted to, remembering God loves them just as much as He loves you. You may be the means of them experiencing His love in a tangible way and bringing them into His Kingdom (Lk 6:35; Gal 6:10).

Our church premises together with the services and programs should be attractive and inviting, by being modern and current with wholesome genuineness and friendliness showing the love of Christ, yet not resorting to any worldly glamour and artificial glitz to lure people. 

See also: attraction, character, self-esteem, vanity.


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