So, I kinda wanted to share a series, a series on some of the thoughts that go through the heads of girls struggling with eating issues, distorted thoughts and lies that are not true, but hard to put out off our minds.
There are these magazines in stores. They preach a wrong view of beauty. It’s a vanity, a lie about what a woman’s body ‘should’ look like. Women spend their lives dieting their way out of one body into the next, and my heart hurts for them because of all the silly, unrealistic bodily ideals into which they are pressured.
I have been right at that spot along with them. I couldn’t get the images of thin ladies out of my mind, and often my heart even burned in a bit of a jealous way, wanting something that God had not given me, and putting it in the forefront of my desires.
I would think, when I saw those ‘thin ladies’, that I was ‘fat.’
You see, that’s not what matters. God has gifted each women with a unique metabolism, a unique bodily structure, and it isn’t right or beautiful to smash your body into a mold that God didn’t mean it for, instead embracing the curves and the ability that God has given your body to work naturally, function normally, and even have babies, something which is difficult for un-naturally thin women.
These are not thoughts that you go through alone, and I want to tell you, girls, that these are LIES. Don’t listen to the lies.
May this be our prayer. Psalm 86:11, “Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.” May God teach us His way, so we can walk in His truth and so that the lies of the world may fade away in the presence of His AMAZING truth.