I woke up today with my Daddy God tugging on my heart. I could feel Him calling me. I knew today was a “detox” day.
No, not a 14-day green juice cleanse. [let’s be honest, you’d never catch me doing that #ilikefood]
1. a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.
Ridding the body–and MIND–of toxic & unhealthy things. Meaning, purging things from my life that do not bring me closer to my Lord.
For me, I knew I needed to “spring clean” the accounts I follow on Instagram for this blog. I often find myself wandering fitness Instagrams, becoming envious of other girl’s bodies & becoming more and more insecure about mine.
THIS IS NOT HEALTHY.
I immediately unfollowed 100+ people. No, not because they are horrible people. In fact, they are probably wonderful! But for me, seeing them post progress pictures everyday of their beautifully toned legs & lean stomach, leads me further away from God.
He calls me “fearfully & wonderfully made“. He calls me beautiful. He calls me worthy. He calls me HIS.
Motivation to be healthy is good. I’m not saying it is not! But when this because an idol in front of God in our life, this is where it becomes toxic. That goes for anything–a career, academic performance, a significant other, food.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Colossians 3:10 NLT
What do you need to detox from your life today?
This post is going to be short & sweet. Hence the title.
I have a secret.
A secrety secret. :O
FLAWS AREN’T REAL!
Yep, I said it. I know, I know, you’re now thinking “Then what the heck is this pimple doing in the middle of my forehead?”
News flash: You & I are created in the very image of our almighty, perfect, everlasting Savior & Heavenly Father.
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NLT
Here’s a little homework for you:
- Stand in front of a mirror.
- Look at the detail of your eyes, the way each individual hair has it’s own direction, the tiny lines of your fingertips, the curves of your body, the bright glow of your skin.
- Take a piece of paper. Write an apology letter to your body. Apologize to it for bashing your “fat thighs”. Apologize to it for taking down to it. Take this time to recognize all these behaviors.
- Take another piece of paper. Write a thank you note to God for making you so unique.
Feel better? I hope you do. Keep that apology letter in mind next time you look down on your body. Remember that God made you His handiwork; you are His work of art!
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
So back to my original point: flaws aren’t real. Get it now? I hope so 🙂
You are beautiful.