When I was a little girl I loved Disney Princesses. I thought they were amazing and the epitome of beauty. I wanted to be everything they were but my little 6-year-old brain could only see them as beautiful.
So I strived for that outward standard of beauty and I found when I got older my obsession for beauty only got worse.
This was no one’s fault but my own. I thought that beauty was only on the outside. I had this image in my head of what outward beauty looked like and unless I achieved that image, I wouldn’t amount to much.
And as I grew up, I started to hate my body. I started to hate myself for not being that picture perfect image. I would research crazy diets that would make you lose weight quick or buy super healthy foods that I hated and force myself to eat them, and sure, there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy but I believe it must come out of a place of actually wanting to be healthy, not out of a place of self-hatred.
Eventually this became too much. I couldn’t handle it anymore. And so I turned to Jesus and asked him what he thought. And he told me a few things that completely changed my perspective on everything I ever believed.
Maybe you’re in that place of self-hatred, maybe you feel like you’re not “beautiful” enough, and maybe it’s becoming too much for you too.
I’ll be here for the next 31 days, sharing what Jesus taught me about my body and about the word “beauty.”
Would you join me?
I don’t qualify myself an expert on the subject at all and I’m still learning too, I still wake up most days and feel absolutely ugly but I think we’ve had enough of hating our selves and enough of crying in front of the mirror and enough of stressing out about the size of our clothing. It’s time for us to stop worrying about all that stuff and just focus on the way we were created. It’s not an overnight change, it’s a journey, an adventure and I hope you’ll join me on it.
Please, come find beauty with me.