Written By: Taylor Fast
“Do you have an eating disorder?” I have honestly been asked this question multiple times throughout my life. What if I actually did have one? Do you honestly think I would tell someone I hardly know? Do you really think asking me that question would make me seek out help if I did have one? Does that question make me feel happy? Obviously, hearing those words was quite devastating to me.
If anyone comments on your weight or comments about your outer appearance, I want to remind you ladies that your weight, height, or any other physical features do not measure your worth. I also want to remind everyone that commenting on someone’s weight because they are skinny in your opinion so you feel it’s acceptable is most definitely NOT acceptable. Whatever somebodies weight is, it is none of our business- as all bodies are beautiful bodies.
“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7 (ESV)
Women of God, remember that your body is a temple; one that God has given you to take care of, nurture, and love. It is so easy for us to get caught up in how the world says we should look, and even get caught up in the comments others say- I urge you not to! Our bodies will change as we age, but we will always be beautiful. Find love and compassion for yourself in the way you look. Part of being healthy involves loving ourselves, when we love ourselves we take the time to care for our bodies and grow in our self-esteem and worth.
I urge you all to look in the mirror and pick out three things you love about your body. I also want you to pick out three things you love about your personality. Rock you today as you go out in the world, no matter what beautiful shape you are! As you are out and about in the world today, also be aware of how you speak with others, are your words filled with life and love, or anger and jealousy?
Until Next Time