He Overcame So You Could Overcome


Hey Beauties!

The year is moving along quickly and we are approaching one of the most sacred times of year for the believer: Easter. As I reflect on the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am reminded of what He accomplished at Calvary. Not only am I thankful that Christ died for my sins and took my place on the cross, but that He also OVERCAME the grave by defeating death so we could live. When looking up the word “overcome,” I discovered several meanings, some of which defined it as to succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty or to defeat an opponent. We all have opponents to defeat in our lives. Some are great and some are small, but we all are fighting some type of battle.

One of the toughest things I see people face in the area of beauty is the inability to accept themselves and look past their insecurities which oftentimes leads to difficulty coming out of one’s comfort zone and trying something new. Whether it’s trying a new lipstick color or using an excessive amount of product to cover up those flaws that we don’t consider beautiful, insecurity will always find a way of showing up in the smallest and seemingly most unassuming places in our lives. Even in my personal life, I’ve had to and still at times fight to silence the whispers of insecurity that attempt to convince me something about me is contrary to what the Word of God says about me. Sometimes it’s not our own insecurities, but the insecurities of other people that we allow to be projected onto us.

So what do you need to overcome? What insecurity in your life has presented itself as an opponent to challenge the way you see yourself? Despite your issue, the great news is that you’re not alone because as believers, we have Christ Who is greater and stronger than our internal struggles. I have learned that becoming informed about who you really are through the Word of God is extremely powerful and effective.

1 John 5:4-5 says “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the son of God.” During this time, I challenge and encourage you to remain thankful for Christ’s unmeasurable love and sacrifice and to remember who you are in Him. Always keep in mind that you have the ability to overcome anything that life presents to you and although we may face great challenges, the one who lives in us is GREATER than all of them! Happy Resurrection and stay beautiful!

Chelea Lanham is a young, bright and innovative Christian woman who is a native of Queens, New York. While in college, Chelea worked in the spa industry and soon after decided to explore her love for beauty by enrolling in Empire Beauty School’s certified makeup program and gained experience backstage at fashion shows and plays like “Mama I Want to Sing.” Chelea’s interest is also literary and she maintains a blog called “Saved. Celibate. Fab” that encourages women to live for God while discussing various topics that affect us all, especially single women in the Church. Chelea continues to work in the spa industry and is also an active member of Christian Cultural Center where she serves in the music ministry.