Happy Friday my loves!
Today’s post is going to be a little on the deep side. I want to touch on a very important issue that so many women (and men) including myself have stuggled with. Body image. I still have a ways to go, but over the past few years I’ve made progress in learning to love the body God has lent me to live in. I hope you guys enjoy this post and are encouraged by it.
It’s so easy to look in the mirror and pick apart what you don’t like. My stomach’s not flat enough. My legs are too long or too short. My arms aren’t toned enough. These are just a few things that many people struggle with. I remember when I first started going through puberty. My body was changing and I didn’t quite understand. I started being self-conscious, comparing myself to others and feeling the need to “change” who I was, mentally and physically, to be accepted. To be accepted not only by others, but by myself. I’ve always had God in my heart, but didn’t really start walking with the Lord until I was about 13. Once I started reading the Bible, I started learning that I am chosen. I am loved. I am made in His image. I started looking at the girl in the mirror and being less judgmental. Also, I was a lot less judgmental of others too.
We’re all unique. There’s no one in the world like you. Our bodies are our temple; they’re not supposed to be flawless. I have scars on my face from where I’ve fallen down. I have hair that can be super frizzy on a humid day. I have a super loud laugh. I’m imperfect. As I grow in my walk with the Lord, I’m learning that he didn’t make us to be perfect. He made us to be kind, grow, forgive, and spread His love to the world.
Healthy looks different on everyone. This is something I wish I could’ve told my 13 year old self. The girl who felt like she’d never be good enough because of a number on a scale. Please know that your worth is NOT defined in a number, of any kind! Don’t deprive yourself of that dress you want to wear or cupcake you want to eat, because you feel unworthy. I’m here to tell you that you are more than enough. You are more than worthy. You’re beautiful. You’re truly one of a kind ❤
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:14 – NKJV)
That’s all for today. I’ve had this topic on my heart for a while now and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys. In today society it’s rare to love the body you’re in. But, we really should. I know it’s not always easy, but once you learn to love and accept yourself, you’ll feel a sense of freedom you’ve never known.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
In honor of “loving yourself,” comment below one thing you love about YOU! It could be physical or a characteristic you have, anything goes 🙂
Thanks for reading,