by Tamara Lukonde
(Monze, Zambia)

Are you always trying out different things with a hope of looking better or feeling better about yourself? For instance spending so much time and energy on creams, make up and clothes.

It is not a bad thing to look good because it makes you feel good about yourself, but what am trying to say is that it's not about the package but about what is inside the package.

Imagine receiving a lovely wrapped but empty gift. No matter how attractive the package might be what matters most is whats inside. You might be overweight and lost hope of getting what you have always wanted, it's time now that you looked inside yourself and believe you are special and valuable. Do not be a slave of "fear" for our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Visualise your dream and make it real. Jeremiah 29:11 reads, the Lord says,"I know the plans I have for you, plans of peace and of no evil, to give you a future and hope".

It's not always about the looks but what you have inside. Get the desire for it's the key to motivation.


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Jul 11, 2009
Insightful Article
by: Gabriel

I agree that what's inside matters most. It's very easy to lose sight of what is most important because of the influence of TV and films. Working on our inner being is much harder work. But it's worth it!

Nov 04, 2007
Wow !!!!
by: Harvard

Your article could not have come at a better time
than now,when most of us are busy 'polishing the outside'.
Indeed, true beauty lies on the inside, hence we must strive to work on things which do not fade; things that make us, us.
As a marriage counsellor,i have seen how many prepare for their so called 'big day'.They imagine how it will be, who will attend, how they will look like in a wedding dress etc.But sooner than later, they begin to see a 'demon'in their spouse.They start regreting having married them
because the true colours of the 'angel' have now been descovered.
It is good to beautify oneself on the outside because people will address you the way you dress, but the inner beauty is a priceless gift to nature, man and God. Therefore, begin to check yourself: are your words seasoned with salt? Do they bring healing to those around you?
What about your character,are you a blessing in your family, community,or country? Will people mourn or will they rejoice because of your arrogance when you die?
These are questions we must answer ourselves honestly.
I have heard youths say they want to marry a kind-hearted woman instead of first asking themselves if they themselves are kind-hearted.
God has deposited so much on the inside of us,such that if He was to show you what you are truly made of,you would be suprised and run away from yourself.Go on, explore your maximum potential so that you can be what God has called you to be.
Be blessed.

Oct 25, 2007
Thank you.
by: Thomas Zulu

Iam encouraged by the articles on this site and i admit that my life has taken a new turn.I see my dreams materialising. please keep on with the good work.

Oct 25, 2007
Very insipiring
by: Alex M. Kashweka

I like what you've written Tamara. It reminds me of what Steven R. Covey says the Inside-Out approach to life. you've given me a new angle to look at my inner values. Thanks and keep it up

Oct 18, 2007
by: Moses

Tamara, thanks for this short, but insightful article. I totally agree with you that what's inside is what matters and counts most. Unfortunately many people, especially the ladies, don't realize this.

Inner beauty is better than outer beauty with inner emptinesses any day. I am sure others will find your message helpful and empowering.

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