Beyond Beautiful

I know it’s been a few days since I last updated my blog. I’ve been gone on a weekend retreat with ladies from my church. It was an awesome weekend. We attended Women of Joy conference in Louisville, Ky.

We heard some great speakers, experienced awesome worship, and enjoyed a concert by Chris Tomlin on Saturday evening. It was by far one of the best ones that we have attended. The theme was Beyond Beautiful, talking about how important inner beauty is.

It really struck a nerve deep down in my heart because I am so hyper focused on what others like it don’t like about me and super sensitive. One of the greatest statements I heard was by Sheri Rose Shepherd on Friday night and she said: “Other people don’t think about you as much as you think about you.” So true!! The theme pretty much revolved around being authentic.

I was so very much thankful for the opportunity to go because it changed my outlook on life. No matter who you are, young or old, rich or poor, smart, or lacking in wisdom, be yourself. Don’t try to impress people with things you do not have a clue about! Live a life if purpose that God created for you, not the life others want you to be! I do appreciate this wonderful truth and hope to somehow live out this concept in real life.

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