Go to a store and observe how girls choose a lipstick. Some like it red. Some like it pink. Some like all sorts of colors. Some like none.
Some girls may wear expensive brand names, while others are just looking for another lipstick. It may be a matter of opinion or budget, but the fact is that some girls have to have it.
This popular product comes in different shapes, sizes, and scents. It keeps promising, “You will look gorgeous!” and who does not want that?
Women have made use of lipstick for over five thousand years. Ancient women used crushed gemstones or crushed bugs to decorate their lips. What are we using nowadays? Maybe we don’t really want to know, right? Or it may be a better idea to find out in case you are more susceptible to allergic reactions.
You may be prone to a certain color depending on the clothes you wear or on your mood on a given day. The one you will find at the bottom of your purse on the way to a party then becomes your best friend. It does not matter if you hated it before, as long as you now look THAT good!
Lipstick is something you can choose. It is something you can play with. It’s one of those things that will not cost you your life.
There are other things in life, though, that you should not compromise. Your walk with Christ is one of them.
Your life is precious to God and the way it looks will matter to Him and to others.
It can’t be all twisted, fading, colorless, broken in pieces and falling apart. You can’t get it out of a pit, all mushy, and think that it will please the Maker. It can’t be behind a deceiving mask either, for sooner or later people will get to know the REAL you. That will not go well.
You need to live your life as if it matters, because it does! Measure your actions to avoid frustration and harm to you and those near you.
What you do with your life will matter here on earth and for eternity. When you surrender your life to God’s control, you are His representative. Your actions will attract people to Him or keep them at a long distance.
Psalm 15 has a practical instruction on how to live in integrity before the Lord. Living double lives, one inside your home and another outside your parent’s view is NOT OK. Living like a Christian at church and like the devil’s daughter around your friends is NOT OK.
God intended for us to have fun (“rejoice”, He said) and give all we are and all we have to Him. What that means is that you do not conform yourself to what the world sees as valuable. You need to let the word of God renew your mind and instruct you on how to live and walk daily with Him.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
Here is the challenge we MUST respond to with boldness and faith:
- Will we have an exemplary life before men so they can see God living in us?
- Will we embrace God’s values and pursue a closer relationship with Him?
- Will we care for what is eternal more than for what is temporal?
Choose today a lifestyle that will show purity and hope. Be the celebrity other girls can mirror and follow.
The color of your lipstick today will not matter in that which is eternal, but your choices will.