What if you made something you were proud of? You took months to carefully plan and execute your project, and when you were finally satisfied with your creation, you revealed your masterpiece to the world.
Everyone revered and exclaimed over the wondrous thing you'd made. They handled it carefully, lest they break such a marvelous creation. "It's perfect!!" "The cutest thing I've ever seen!!" "Absolutely gorgeous!!" Will be all you'll hear for a while.
But after a few years, the novelty wears off and people began to notice the "flaws" in your creation. After a while, your creation realizes the flaws exist as well. You began to constantly hear comments such as "I look like a cow, I'm so fat!!!" "Look at these acne scars!!" You see your awesome, wonderful creation begin to doubt themselves or take pride in superficial things that don't matter.
I realized that God must feel this way often. I know most girls(including myself) and guys put a focus on their appearance and while I can't fault them for that, I've been wondering how it became so important and so shallow.
When did smiling become about how teeth look or if eyes become squinty and not about joy being expressed on a face? When did suntans start coming from a bottle and not from spending all summer at the beach enjoying yourself? And when did being "healthy" become a bad thing?
Paul talked about worshipping the creation instead of the Creator. And I've realized that's what I've done. Sometimes my version of getting ready for Sunday service is making sure my dress doesn't make me look like a beached whale.
I haven't suddenly become a beacon of wisdom, I still wonder what I should do to my hair or whether to bleach my teeth or lose weight. But those things don't really matter. God doesn't make any mistakes.
When He makes something He makes it perfectly, and while the outside is important to please people, the inside is even more so to please God. If anything needs changing, it'd be my heart, my attitude, and my actions.