How to Develop a Healthy Body Image: Celebrating You, a Unique Masterpiece!

What if you could embrace life as if you were a unique masterpiece – a beautiful piece of art, created to do specific things?  The Bible says that is exactly what you are, and your life has purpose and meaning. There is so much more to life than obsessing about your looks, wondering if your jeans make you look fat!  God didn’t create you to spend hour after hour, day after day thinking about how to make your cheekbones appear higher, your eyes look bigger, or your waist look smaller.  He has another vision for you, and he passionately desires you to get on board.

Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Notice it does not say,
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to obsess about our rear ends, food, and how to get skinny.”  We were crafted for a much greater purpose. So hop off the scale, stop craning your neck to check out your tush, and get on with life!  Only then can you discover and embrace your calling.

To discover your true calling:  Ask God to reveal this to you.  Make a list of your passions, talents, gifts, and  – drum roll, please:  What breaks your heart?  It is no mistake that you were created with unique characteristics, and a story.  Continue on the voyage of exploring your gifts, talents, and story and the Lord will reveal your calling.  Because you are indeed a unique masterpiece!

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2 thoughts on “How to Develop a Healthy Body Image: Celebrating You, a Unique Masterpiece!

  1. I was surfing the web to find information on Christians and dieting, and I stumbled across your website. Even though your site is directed to women, I just wanted to say that as a guy who struggles with weight, dieting, self-consciousness, etc., I found your reflections very helpful.

    I figure that you and your readers might be interested to know that yes, some men deal with these issues–including worrying about our appearance, etc. We just don’t talk about it as much! 🙂

    My own experience is somewhat unusual. I grew up in a home that was very weight and diet-conscious. My mom is a wonderful and loving mother, but she definitely had and has some imbalance in this area. When I was 11-12, I was quite short, and for a year or so, I didn’t grow any taller, but grew from side to side! I was only somewhat chunky, but was gaining weight all in my stomach and rear. I had to face not only teasing at school but also my mom’s worries and occasional comments–yes sometimes directed at my larger rear end. I became VERY self-conscious in junior high. Fortunately, adolescence was kind to me–started growing taller, and was very skinny, but strangely the insecurities remained.

    In my 20s, in the last few years, I have put on some weight,, struggle to lose it, and yes, again find myself worrying about food, dieting, and worse, whether somebody is noticing my extra weight, especially that rear. It sounds ridiculous coming from a 28 year old guy, but there you have it.

    Thank you for motivational thoughts–definitely helps adjust my attitude. God has such greater plans for us. God bless you!

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    • Random Guy,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I totally realize that men have body image issues too, and I think you nailed it – they just don’t talk about it as much.

      My book will have a chapter addressing men specifically.

      Thanks again, and I am so thankful you stopped by.

      Blessings,

      Cherrie

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