let them see you

so, I got a bad haircut.
we've all had that happen. but I was going to visit some friends I usually only see once a year and obviously I wanted to look good. cause, like, I'm human in case you hadn't noticed.
and it's not like I was heartbroken or anything, but I was kinda disappointed. and I just had this thought-
do I need a flawless haircut to serve Jesus? do I need to be pleased with my appearance to love on other people? [spoiler alert: I have never needed any of these things to do any of these things] like, whoa. change of perspective from the world's view of things. and
I know I know I know
this is so much easier said than done
but can we please stop being so concerned with outward appearance?! I'm so tired of it. can we start complimenting people for things we see that are more than skin deep? is it cause we don't take the time to see past the outward that we only compliment people for how they look? let's see people. let's love people. let's love Jesus. and let that overflow out of our hearts and our lives.
so that maybe next time someone sees you they won't see your makeup or your new haircut,
but maybe they'll see Jesus.




- Olivia K.

7 comments:

  1. THANK YOU. *snaps for days* YES YES YES. like thank you for thinking i'm beautiful, but i want you to go deeper. DEEP DEEP DEEP. right into this heart and say something more like, "The way you love people is inspiring. I see God working in you." like man.
    THAT'S IT.
    you got it. x

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  2. YES!!!

    These outward things do not last, but a heart that seeks after and serves God lasts for eternity!

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  3. YOU ARE SUCH A WISE ENCOURAGING PERSON OH MY GOODNESS. <3

    I've been thinking about this so much lately and you put it so perfectly. we need to focus on what lasts. And like that's what I want people to see when they see me. I want them to see Jesus's love, not my hair haha.

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  4. yes! I see this on social media so much- like of COURSE compliment people's looks if they post a selfie- but when that's the only time they comment? what about a meaningful post on current event's of something? granted sometimes it's hard to know what to say on other things, and 'hottie' or 'you're gorgeous' is easy. but sometimes it's clear that the selfie/reactions are kind of the end all. like people feel obligated to compliment the selfie out of fear of hurting the selfie-ers self esteem. self self self lol. I'm not against selfies or complimenting them, of course- but we've got to move beyond! xx

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  5. This, gosh darn it. :') <3 seeing Jesus in these words!!

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  6. You have no idea how much I relate to this, Olivia. One of my biggest struggles is pride/insecurity (they're the same things) over my appearance.

    It's about time I broke up with that relationship.

    "so that maybe next time someone sees you they won't see your makeup or your new haircut,
    but maybe they'll see Jesus."

    This will be on my heart.

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

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