I have a love/hate relationship with make-up. It's such a simple little thing that most of us use, collect, hoard, and never follow those dumb recommended 'expiration dates' for.
I love make-up because I enjoy getting dolled up and feeling my confidence level soar and my self-esteem blossom.
And, I hate make-up because none of us should need something to help us feel better about ourselves. God made each of us beautiful. If He wanted us to have crazy blue eyeshadow, He certainly could have done that way on day one.
I've had various seasons in my life, some where I refused to wear any make-up whatsoever in a defiant stand against myself, and some where I wore just a bit of make-up. As well as other times where I slathered it on to cover up invisible wounds inside of my heart. Nevertheless, each time I reach for the foundation, I'm subtly reminded of the depravity that entered into humanity on that fateful day back in Eden. A depravity that still lingers in my own heart, when I don't rest my focus on Jesus.
Adam and Eve were made perfectly in God's image. In the beginning, they were totally unaware of themselves and didn't even know they were naked because their hearts were so fulfilled by God's goodness and His wonderful presence. After the terrible lie crept in, and the image of God within man became distorted, Adam and Eve began to cover-up and try to make clothes.
The idea of covering ourselves so God and people can't see the mess can be a real problem. I always want to put on a good front, 'slather on some spiritual make-up' to try to keep my own pain and struggles away from others view. But God's amazing grace sees us where we are at, and loves us through it. There's no need to pretend, no need to hide. The veil has been torn between our Creator and His beloved, and God desires for us to come to Him AS WE ARE... not all dolled up.
When we set our eyes on Him, He's always affirming us, encouraging us, and loving us. When I focus on myself, I often miss His voice and what He is calling me to be in exchange for my own way, and my own quest for self-fulfillment.
Regardless of the wounds we hold, and whatever ways we cover them, Jesus has been the perfect answer since the foundation of the world. He can do more than simply cover our insecurities, He can heal them, and turn it into something beautiful [even without make-up :)] !