We call ourselves fat. We think our skin is too dark. We wish we were a bit taller. We want more beauty, if we think we have any at all!
Because of all these ‘flaws’, we seek approval from our mirrors daily but it fails us ever so often.
But is that what true beauty is?
I have struggled with weight issues from as far back as I can remember. I would be slim this minute and then the next few months I would f eel like an elephant. I felt great when I was smaller in size but the journey to that destination would be excruciating and uncomfortable. It was an unhealthy lifestyle; I took a bottle of pills for one month and I lost 20 pounds but later I gained 40.
As exaggerated as it may sound, that was how it was for years.
It was not until recently that I began to appreciate my body. I had to constantly remind myself that whilst it is essential to eat properly and exercise, being at a certain weight does not define my destination in life.
I encourage you, the ladies and gentlemen reading this article, to love the way you look.
Wouldn’t it be a boring world if we all looked the same? Yes it would be.
Our bodies are merely our transportation, a vehicle being used for a much greater part of us. It is a temporary house for the spiritual man. Maintenance of the house is necessary, but do not focus solely on the outward appearance, there’s much more beneath.
As Dr. Wayne Dyer once said, “always remember, you are a soul with a body and not a body with a soul.”
We were all fearfully and wonderfully made by Him who loves us.
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