Featured Post: I WISH I Looked Like That

I was all set to post on a topic I had been pondering the last few weeks….but I came across this post by Heather Lindsey, and just like that, my post got booted.  Comparing is the worst thing you can do to yourself — and it is unfair.  It’s written geared towards women, but I think everyone can get something out of it and it’s message.

 

“I WISH I Looked Like That”

Day in and day out you are just plain unsatisfied with how YOU look. You go on all these crash diets, buy all this makeup, get your hair all done, spend your whole paycheck on outfits and handbags to portray a some self image. You walk into rooms and no matter what you have on or how you look—you have this sinking feeling like you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, tall enough, small enough and you sure don’t make as much money as those around you. You feel stupid even going into certain stores because one shirt is the cost of your rent. You constantly beat yourself down from head to toe and rip your self-image apart as you compare it to everyone else around you.

Did you know that ALL of those thoughts are being used to distract you from the WILL of God for your life by destroying your confidence? If you don’t believe that you are “good” enough, you most likely won’t believe that God can really USE you. You’ll get stuck in this circle of inferiority for the rest of your life and remain AVERAGE. Then, you’ll get married to some guy that will make you feel even worse about yourself because you attracted what you were all along then you’ll have children and they’ll come out thinking and looking just like you. Then you’ll raise up another generation of kids that are all messed UP.

Did you know that God NEVER uses one’s outward physical appearance to determine beauty?!. When the prophet Samuel examined Jesse’s sons in search of the next king of Israel, he was impressed with Eliab’s appearance. God told Samuel: “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things you lookin’ at. YOU are lookin’ at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). NOTHING in a person’s outward appearance impresses God. God is constantly checkin’ out what’s goin’ on in your HEART.

And to make all this relevant, did you know that the holy women of old made themselves beautiful by trusting God and accepting the authority of their husbands (1 Peter 3:5). And that’s FREE. You’ll pay a cost to learn to trust God & submit to your husband but that now means that you can get out of credit card debt and focus on what’s really important.

WHO are you to criticize the way you look or talk about anybody else? On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). If you are made in the image of God Almighty, He didn’t make any mistakes. God is not surprised by your hips, lips, eyes, face or any part of your body. So for you to sit up and talk about anybody else, his or her personality & style is NONE of your business. God made you to look the way you do for your very purpose. You are beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). Your talents, gifts and everything on the inside of you is NOT a mistake. God placed those desires in you and attached your personality to complete your very purpose. So stop tryin’ be like everyone else. BE YOU. Aint no person on this earth like YOU.

Part of being a free moral agent is that you have a CHOICE. You can eat terrible food all day, never work out and never spend time with God and feel horrible about yourself & pretty much be average. Or you can spend time with God, learn what clothes works for you, eat healthy, work out & live an abundant life. This aint rocket science. NO to the donut, YES to the fruit. Don’t tell me what you CANNOT do because you are doing what you want to do. Just say you don’t want to do it.

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