"He makes everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11

Sunday, October 29, 2017

What is Uglification?

Uglify. It's the opposite of beautify.

People may try to get silly and do wacky poses and facial expressions from time to time but have you met someone who wants to uglify him or herself - on purpose - everyday?

Uglification is the process of uglifying, without the intent to uglify.

Beauty is from God. Regardless of what we believe in, God created you and I in His image; He created us, male and female. (Genesis 1:27

"A pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart." Anonymous
One of the issues that uglify the human heart is pride. The tempter appealed to pride and caused Adam and Eve to mar the beauty of God's creation for all generations to come. These days, pride continues to blame Adam and Eve and refuses to change. Pride distorts God's design.

The process of uglification happens in the heart and manifests in the form of character defects or issues. Most of those issues are the combined results of our family dynamics and experiences since childhood.

Pride is selfish. It wraps our hearts in darkness. It blinds the eyes of our hearts that we fail to see the beauty in others and our own flaws. We either become deaf against the opinion of others or so consumed by what they say.

Pride is present in both the bully and its victim. The bully's pride is in being strong; the victim's pride is in being weak.

Pride spreads like a mold when we compare people with one another or who we are, what we have or how we look like with others: the better-er, the best-est, the many-er, the most-est.

Pride has a twin: FOMO or the fear of missing out. Pride has to know. Pride doesn't care what God wants; it has to get what it wants.

If you've got a ganda issue with pride, your heart has been uglified. The good news is, no matter how ugly it is, heart beautification is possible.

Next post: How can we stop pride from uglifying our hearts?