The cosmetics lie

I invite you to read Stacye’s post to encourage you.

Woman walking cross country and trail in autumn forestBy Stacye Earl

The various cosmetics that we all apply…you know the tricks of the trade, quickly faded and the real woman is exposed. There comes a time in a persons life when LIE will walk along with you and then TRUTH will come and take a walk with you and expose the both of you for who and what you really are, and the results will enlighten you, prayerfully even convict you. Who and what is this TRUTH that I am speaking of?  I’m so glad that you asked…Jesus is His name and His traveling companion is The Holy Spirit. There is something about being in the presence of the Living Word and the comforter that empowers us to press on; to desire different and then pursue that difference.

Romans 12:1-2 AMP
[1] I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of all the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies presenting all your members and faculties as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. [2] Do not be conformed to this world (this age), fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs, but be transformed (changed) by the entire renewal of your mind by its new ideals and its new attitude, so that you may prove for yourselves what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you.

From the crown of our heads to the very soles of our feet, we continuously wash these bodies, dress these bodies up, some of us work it out until it’s nice and in shape, but what about what’s inside of these vessels? Jesus instructed us to look within ourselves on a daily basis and see ourselves for who and what we really are…in other words, remove the log from our owe eye. Oh the great Cosmetics Lie…make up the outside and no one will know what is dying on the inside.  It took me years of walking and talking with Jesus and being introduced to that nasty, hateful, disobedient person and making the conscious decision to take back my life and change! Nobody could do it but me…I had to do the work.

Applying the abundance of cosmetics day in and day out didn’t even make me feel better as a whole, my heart was still broken, my spirit broken and my faith dying daily. Stumbling over my own heavy hung down low head and pouting lips for months, The Holy Ghost stepped in and let me know; “all the makeup and perfume and nice clothes may fool everyone else, but girl I know who you are, get it together…clean yourself up from the inside out or stay as you are wishing and hoping for something meaningful.”

Making the decision to walk with Jesus everyday, all day 365 24/7 was a true faith walk for me because I lost friends and family members, but it was a decision made clearly and faithfully. The Cosmetics LIE played a major role in my life, in my deception, in my relationships and I no longer liked the look or the smell…and I am a lover of good perfume! Our hearts and our motives need a daily workout with truth, renewal and love.

Now, we all can declare that our Cosmetics enhance our beauty…not cover it up, but that would still be a lie, if your heart is ugly.

I, Stacye L Earl, vow to walk with Jesus, in the fullness of Joy, to worship in Spirit and Truth, to never allow the pretty covered up face, the ability to hide the loving, dedicated, delivered, faithful, strengthened, equipped warrior that resides within this earthly vessel to hide again!   *insert your own name if you desire*

Just remember, a lie will always be exposed by truth–truth is always exposed by love! 

Abundant Blessings and Keep Walking With Jesus!

032Stacye Earl. A native Washingtonian, Minister Stacye Earl was educated in the public school systems of the District of Columbia and Maryland Suburbs; she also attended Bowie State University.  A servant at heart, Minister Earl’s desire is to be a servant to ALL of God’s children and to teach others the importance of being a SERVANT in the Kingdom of God!  Minister Earl is the Founder of Standing Ready Ministries and the voice behind “Standing Ready w/Minister Stacye” and “The Morning Mustard Seed” in the Leap of Faith Network and the author of “Electrified…Tapping into the Power of Positive Affirmations” and the Executive Administrator at New Hope and Deliverance Church of Holiness in Christ; Broad Trustee and Christian Education Superintendent for the Church of Holiness in Christ Organization.  Please connect with Minister Stacye on or on Twitter @MinisterStacye

8 Responses to The cosmetics lie

  1. AMEN! Thank you Stacye! I, too am continually working on the inside…my heart and soul. I long desperately to reflect the love of Jesus and the only way I can do that is to have a healthy heart spiritually.

  2. What a powerful affirmation of the timeless biblical truth concerning “white-washed tombs”! You’ve made this very personal to we ladies who, sadly, often compare ourselves to other ladies instead of Jesus. I love all things blingy, razzle-dazzly & girlie (even though I’ve not mastered the spiked heels you handle so well)… but not if it means I forsake the real me; the one found in Him & Him alone. Thank you for bringing such a needful truth to the fore. Love your heart!

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