To the ladies struggling with their weight:
I feel ya. I’ve been there and done that. In my 38 years on this earth I’ve been too small, too big, and every size in between.
Measuring up to the world’s standards of how a female should look is exhausting. In fact, it’s impossible. It’s an awful cycle of desperation and not feeling worthy enough. I lived in that cycle for way too long.
What changed? My relationship with God. My focus shifted from me to Him. With a shift in heart and mind, the chains of insecurity began to fall off and so did all the pressure that came with it. Freedom in Christ is good, y’all.
Am I mindful of the food I put into my body? Yup.
Do I still try and do some type of exercise. Yup.
Our bodies are temples. If I’m not taking care of my body then it’s going to break down. If it breaks down, I won’t be able to do what God needs me to do for His Kingdom.
Ladies, I pray that you will be freed from those chains, too. I pray that when you look in the mirror you don’t see someone that’s too small or too big – but someone that God made in His own image. Someone that God made for a purpose.
I refuse to let the world’s standards dictate how I feel about myself.
I’m fine just the way I am. I’m God’s girl, and so are you.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.” Psalms 139:14