Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn’t straight, her body isn’t fake
And she’s always felt overweight

Well, little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart
And you were made with such care, your skin, your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty one the things that you’ve already done
Anything to get ahead
And you say you’ve got a man but He’s got another plan
Only wants what you will do instead

Well, little girl twenty one you never thought that this would come
You starve yourself to play the part
But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is true
And He’ll treat you like the jewel you are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you, more beautiful you

So turn around you’re not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It’s not too late, you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear, they can all be washed away

By the one who’s strong, can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry, all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light, He will show you truth
And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl

That there could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies, disguises and hoops, they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you
There could never be a more beautiful you

Songwriters
Kate York;Jonathan Adam Diaz
Read more: Jonny Diaz – More Beautiful You Lyrics | MetroLyrics
I am in the middle of reading a book called ‘Awesome on the inside’ written by Tim Hawkins, a student ministries pastor in Sydney. The subheading is ‘How to be changed by God from the inside out! Straight at the beginning of the book he mentions that teenagers have to face an unfair pressure on top of everything else, the ‘so-called friends’ who let them down, the parents who don’t understand them, this pressure is : You’ve gotta look good!’ I have an 18 year old daugther and I know that what he is describing is true! She has got to have the right make-up, she will go in town scouring for the right top and two days ago, I had to follow her in different shops to find the right shoes for college..I call it being fussy, she agrees. I must add that she is addicted to any Starbucks drinks…
Why has our look suddenly become more important than who we are inside, more important than all the ‘admirable qualities’ we have on the inside? Is it to impress people? The question is then, once you manage to impress people, they want to know you inside and how do you rate? I like the example that Tim gives: You can have a great looking boyfriend or girlfriend, but if deep down below the surface, you don’t trust each other – and you know they’re cheating on you – it doesn’t matter how great they look, you know that your relationship is history. What’s on the inside is more important than the outside. In Matthew 23:27-28, Jesus says to the Pharisees..you look good on the outside..but inside you are like rotting corpses..
That book is so interesting that I cannot stop reading it! Saying that, as I was checking what my Google friends were posting, I found this song by Jonny Diaz..Hands up if you like Jonny!
Have a blessed week-end!

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