Realistic Faith, Naturally

It seems that most Naturals have a lot of faith. They are simple, realistic people, but they tend to lean toward optimism no matter how bad life can be. When Abigail encouraged the king to stay his course; she didn’t panic and plead with him for favor and forgiveness. She remained calm, cool and collected and reasoned with two very upset men, each according to their nature and circumstances. In the end, God did for Abigail the very thing she reminded David He would do for him: He fought her battle, too.

So it was, in the morning, when the wine had gone from Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became like a stone. Then it happened, after about ten days, that the Lord struck Nabal, and he died. So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the Lord, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For the Lord has returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head.” And David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife. 1 Samuel 25:37

People are drawn to the Natural woman because of her casual approach to life; she makes them comfortable around her. She has a carefree attitude that is seldom offended; but because of this, she can get stuck in a stagnant place of living her life for others instead of following her calling.

The Natural woman does well in outdoor, sporty or people-oriented careers, especially ones requiring casual attire or a uniform, because she is usually inclined to wear comfortable, sporty clothes and she doesn’t care much about fashion. It can be hard for her to find her true desires about her image for fear of appearing vain or self-absorbed, and it’s often difficult for her to understand the Beauty Battle that others struggle with. Others may misunderstand her laid-back nature to be laziness, especially if she begins to neglect herself (as a Natural can do when she gets discouraged) but they seldom doubt her loyalty or faithfulness.

Natural beauties that find balance are strong and steady women who are relatable and inspiring. This world needs more women like them.

If you are a Natural, you are simple, reasonable and sporty. Your image should reflect who you are.


Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their confidence conflicts; it is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books include Footprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available in book stores this spring. All of these books are available now at

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