Bien dans sa peau is a French phrase that means, basically, to be comfortable in your own skin. I was getting ready to go out with my mom and sister today, and they both mentioned they were having a bad day. We all have days where we look in the mirror and see extra flab, or our hair hangs limp, or our complexion looks particularly awful – but I was surprised. They both looked gorgeous. The funny thing is, I don’t have those days nearly as often as most people I know – and I’m 5’10” and weigh 190 pounds. I’m not slender – but ninety percent of the time, I feel great. I’m happy. I’m not caught up thinking about my weight, or how other people are perceiving me. I might think, “My face is too round,” or, “My arms are too wide,” and the only thing that gets me is a day of depression and feeling like I’m not worth as much as skinny people. This, people, is one of the most ridiculous mindsets – and it’s everywhere. We equate beauty with worth. “If I have those five extra pounds, I’m not as beautiful as she is.” “I don’t have a six pack; I’m not attractive.” I have one thing to tell you – God doesn’t care about those five extra pounds. He doesn’t care if you have a six pack. He sees what’s beneath all that – and He thinks that what’s on top of it is beautiful. I’m not saying you should just let yourself go and forget about your personal appearance, but don’t make it everything. You want to feel comfortable in yourself, as yourself – and it shouldn’t be your main focus. When you’re talking to a stranger, you don’t want to be remembered as the self-conscious person who stared at the ground, mumbled their speech, and seemed unhappy with themselves – you want to be remembered as the open, confident person who radiated God’s love. If we aren’t content to be who God made us, then why would anyone else look at us and want what we have? How you feel on the inside will reflect on the surface; so what are we reflecting? Are we reflecting our dissatisfaction with our appearance, or are we reflecting God’s perfection?