You know what’s sad?
The fact that as soon as I took this picture I started to go through the list of things I didn’t like about my body.
Hips are too wide. Stomach is to blocky. Cellulite is showing. Those weird stretch markers are making an appearance. Lower stomach could use some help. Dang lex, you’ve gained weight.
And as soon as I ran through all of those things in my head, I was smacked in the face with the convicting hand of God.
This morning I went on a walk and constantly thanked God for the beauty of his creation. For the trees, the breeze, the sunrise, the plants and animals that make up a beautiful earth.
And then the thought crossed my mind of...how can I be so thankful and so in awe of this creation...but pick myself apart in the mirror..when God calls me his greatest creation of all time.
I bet Jesus doesn’t sit in front of the mirror squishing his fat rolls. I bet the disciples don’t walk around throwing off compliments about their hair because “oh, but Paul’s is so much better”. Who are we to tell God he messed up? Cause that’s what we are doing when we look in the mirror and fill our minds with those thoughts. Insulting Him.
We would never tell God he messed up the color of that flower, or he shouldn’t have made the mountains that tall or that wide. We don’t tell him he should have made the sun rise in the West instead of the east. So...why do we constantly question that about ourselves?
I think it’s more powerful to stand in the mirror and see our beauty through the eyes of Christ, than to bow down and conform to the way culture says we “fit in”. So be that woman. Be reckless in your pursuit of self love. Earth shattering in your journey to be different. And awe inspiring in your mission to see yourself through Gods eyes. -
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