If I was a self-conscious and vain person, I'd probably be concerned with how others see me. I'm sure that in their eyes, they see a man, senior in years, a bit "portly", things growing on my skin that weren't there until I hit 50, etc. Yet I couldn't care less what anyone thinks of me, all that matters to me, is what God sees in me.
Having experienced the presence of His divine nature and characteristics, in absolute, supernatural power and glory, I know what He's looking for, when He looks into your heart. He's looking to see if it's filled with His divine nature of absolute, true love and if your character, is coming from His true love's characteristics of absolute, majestic virtuousness (righteousness).
When you stand before the Lord for judgement, He doesn't care in the slightest, how anyone else sees you or how much you think you know or how many scriptures you managed to memorise or how many mysteries you think you've solved or how many good works you so proudly think you've achieved. He only has eyes for what's in your heart and whether your character comes from the virtuous characteristics of His absolute, undying, virtuous, true love or whether it comes from your instinctual nature's characteristics of pride, vanity, envy, selfsih ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival.
Most people are so caught up in their own little world and are so self-conscious, that they can't see beyond their own little world or the nose on their face. Their sight is clouded by the characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, of their flesh, their instinctual nature.
I've known top models and famous people, and not saying they're all vain or self-conscious, but some of the most beautiful people I've met, have been just ordinary people who weren't anything special to look at, but had the most beautiful heart's, full of true love.
I once watched a show called Mary's Land. It was a Spanish show about a man who was sent by the Catholic Church to play the Devil's Advocate and interview people who'd been to Medjugorje, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it's reported the Virgin Mary appears. Though the testimonies of the people he interviewed were amazing, the one that I like the most, was when he interviewed one of the Visionaries, who sees and talks to Mary. He asked her, what she thought of Mary and she replied, that she once asked Mary why she was so beautiful. To which, she said, Mary replied, "Love, love is what makes everyone beautiful."
If you think that knowing and reciting scriptures (the letter of the law), puts you in God's good books and gives you entrance into His eternal presence, realm and reality (kingdom) of absolute, true love and virtuousness, then you better think again. For as it is written: "For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power." - 1 Corinthians 4:20
The power of His absolute, undying, virtuous, true love, that flows through all who dwell in His eternal presence, realm and reality, with absolute, unrelenting, unrestrained and unadulterated power, passion and purpose, and that governs and dictates their every thought, word and deed, without a hint of self-consciousness, any spot of pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts or fear for their survival, or any blemish of worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, in short, with nothing that is not of God.
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, get the picture...