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Faith, Food, and Body-Image

Faith, Food, and Body-Image

Combatting dysfunctional thoughts can be one of the most challenging things we do.  For me, it requires me to make a conscious decision every day to speak GOD’S truths about myself TO myself.  And to deny and destroy anything that goes against this.  This includes goals for my life and the PURPOSE that God has already ordained for me.  It also includes changing the way I view the relationships in my life and how I choose to manage them.  It also includes how I grab ahold of my thoughts on my faith, food, and my body image. Body image issues at 28-years old?  Did I just ‘say’ that out loud?  Oh dear!  Well now that the cat’s out the bad…may we continue?

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The Case of the ‘Others’

“The Case of the Others”

Hey my people!

Who expected to get double the fun today?  Yay for back-to-back blog posts!!  I figured I’d make up for lost time…a few weeks to be exact. 🙂

Anywhoo, today’s post is derived from some thoughts I’ve been having over the last week or so.  Thoughts that involved my concern for what ‘others’ will think or say about me and the choices I make.  You see, most people are not bold enough to make negative remarks to our face.  So instead, they stand on the sidelines, taking a survey of the life GOD gave us, and start criticizing in their own way.  Well, when this happens repeatedly over time, we can become too involved in their opinion of us.  As children of God, this is not healthy.  Now, yes, we are commanded in Matthew 5:13 to be careful of the things we say and do so that our influence to lead others to Christ is not hindered.  It reads: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?  It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”  That is not to suggest that we should live our lives based on the opinions of others.  When I realized what I was doing, I immediately stopped and prayed to God and asked Him to remove any negative self-talk from my heart and replace them with His truth!  His truth that my eyes should remain on Him and Him alone Hebrews 12:2. Then, I reached out to a good sister-friend of mine, asking her to pray on my behalf as well.  Prayers of the righteous avails much!!  You see, “the case of the others” is something that I want and NEED to overcome.  Am I alone?  If not, I want to share 5 things that I am committed to doing rid myself of this AWFUL disease!

5 Reasons that I am committed to ridding myself of “The Case of the Others”:  

  1. They do not determine your final resting place.
  2. They do not pay your bills.
  3. They do not contribute to your life in any significant way.
  4. Their opinions about you do not have the power to shift the direction of your life that GOD has ordained for you.
  5. Knowing that you are walking in God’s plan for your life supersedes any form of negative self-talk that the devil wants to send your way

Please feel free to share this with friends, family, etc. that you think might benefit from these practical take-aways!!

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