Small Body. . .Small Life?


When we stop tearing apart our reflections, we free up space and time for Him to expand the areas in our lives that need to grow.

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (1Timothy 4:7-8 ESV)

Thanks to my mother-in-law, Lila, we subscribe to a health magazine (insert gasps and laughs here), and the most recent edition had a quote from a woman: ‘When your primary focus is to have the smallest body possible, your life will shrink too’.  The article had several quotes from women who had given up on skinny and were sold on strong.

It got me to thinking about the newfound freedom I’ve been enjoying since I’ve stopped hating on myself in the mirror. I am eating healthier than ever, made an appointment at a gym, and – most importantly – I’m sharing with the Lord each morning my gratitude for the body He’s given me.

Godliness is not as lofty as it sounds. It’s quite simple actually. It’s about taking your life and spinning it on its end, stopping the obsession of SELF and focusing on CHRIST. We need to praise Him and glorify Him in all things.

When we stop tearing apart our reflections, we free up space and time in our lives for Him to expand and work on all areas of our lives that need to grow. He wants us to be strong, ladies, not small.

Father, we thank You that don’t focus on our sizes but You are desperate to transform our hearts. Help us to take care of our temples, but to be focused on training our minds to be after You . . . not chasing after a number on the scale. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

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