True Confidence: Part 3 - False Measures - Appearance

We continue our discussion on True Confidence (Part One, Part Two)

False Measures of Confidence. 

There are many sticks we use to measure confidence falsely so I have summarized a few of the most popular ones.

1. Appearance.

Mgraham Some people get their value or self worth from what they see in the mirror, especially when we are young.  We value people's opinion of our physical appearance and try hard to improve and maintain that physical appearance. We pay vast amounts of money for plastic surgery, get our photos airbrushed and try to emulate the celebrities we see on TV.  Little do we know that those celebrities spend hours with professional hairdressers and makeup artists before they ever leave the house in the morning.

On a personal note, when I was younger, I worked as a contract manager for a top model management company.  The models and actors I worked with were some of the shallowest people I have ever met and they truly believed that their self worth was in their appearance.  I didn't last long in that industry.Elite_logo_partner_2

Ask people at a Health Club if they are there to look better or for their health? 

We spend billions of dollars chasing the illusion of beauty.

If women woke up tomorrow and were satisfied with their appearance, we would have a bigger economic crash than the current sub prime mortgage crisis! 

All joking aside, the Bible says that beauty is fleeting, why would we put our confidence in something that does not last? 

And even if we were blessed with the right genes to make us physically attractive, who are we to boast?

1 Corinthians 4:7 says

"For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?"