Has anyone told you today that you are beautiful? Well I am.
As I’m having my morning coffee with Jesus, I’m contemplating body image and low self-esteem. I am my own worst critic when it comes to low self-esteem and body criticism.
In a secular world where media such as TV, magazines, commercials, and even the many clothing choices available to us play a big role on our acceptance of our own bodies and how we feel about ourselves. Media portrays ( to describe, to show, to depict, set out) the oh so to thin, curvy, model type, the fitness people who have muscles, six pack abs, I don’t have to go on, you know the type we of low self-esteem compare ourselves to. Society plays a big role in how we view ourselves. There are to numerous to type the many ways I can go on the things in society that can influence us to have negative thought and feelings about or bodies and our self worth. sometimes we compare ourselves unrealisticly.
So then I got to thinking, God made us in his own image. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created then; male and female he created them ( Genisis 1:27 NIV). Which probed me to contemplate a bit further. Humm, well from what we read, me personally, I think God/Jesus/Holy Spirit are he most beautiful with no words to describe God’s beauty because of his Awe. Then I thought how horrible I am for criticizing myself both in body shaming and low self worth, I began to feel if I criticize myself, then I am criticizing GOD. It’s like criticizing his image when he made us like him, how could I be so foolish.
So through God, my always growing faith, my learning, my continuous growth; I am learning to go from self loathing to self like, from I’m not good enough to I am enough ,adding positive thoughts and feelings to my life.
Some beautiful helpful Verses for me include: Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:6; Psalm 139:14.