This is kind of a follow up to the email of February 8th. Becky bases so many of her insights on scripture
And you can’t go wrong with the word of God!
As a woman, yes, I do think about my appearance. I don’t believe it is to the point of extreme vanity and it certainly isn’t at the top of my priority list. My health is more important to me.
My PERSONAL opinion is that if you have numerous surgeries, trying to look like “Barbie”, you might need to examine your priorities. If all you can think of is your appearance, sometimes to the point of obsession, you might need to examine your priorities. If worrying about your appearance takes you to the point of depression, you might need to examine your priorities.
My goal is to be the best person I can be to glorify my Lord. As long as GOD is your priority, your focus will be in the right place.
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
You are beautiful and a joy in the eyes of God!
“Becky at So Very Blessed”
A few weeks ago, we talked about how Jesus redefined beauty and that our worth is so much greater than the number on the scale.
This week, I want you to dive even deeper into what God’s Word has to say about body image.
For so many years, I truly believed that my weight issues were just habit problems.
I just needed to have the willpower to exercise. I just needed to like healthy food more and say no to treats.
I had no idea how important my body image, my own view of myself, affected my weight loss journey.
I told you last week how I tried to make my appearance my main motivator on my weight loss journey…and how it didn’t work at all.
So, what did I do?
I worked on making my appearance less important to me and making my choices more about glorifying God and honoring Him in my body.
Yes, I surrendered my broken, flabby, stretchmark-ridden body to the Lord and offered it to Him as a living sacrifice.
I studied these 10 Scriptures and worked hard to look at myself through God’s eyes and not the world’s.
And it changed everything for me.
1 Peter 3:3-4
“Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
“It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.”
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”