Body Image, God, and Cellulite

My previous counseling office was in a building which housed an attorney, a mortgage broker, a tutor, two other therapists, and a physician who performed facelifts, chin lifts, botox treatments,and cellulite removal. In what other building in America could you get your thighs and head shrunk all in the same building?


One stop shopping at its best! (Please understand I know the Lord uses therapists as a vessel of His healing in many cases, and I have my own therapist who God has used to help me overcome my own struggles.)

But seriously, my heart grieved because young women who probably wore a size two or four often visited the physician for cellulite removal. The bottom line was that I was working hard to help my clients feel good about themselves with the bodies God gave them.

But the physician was acquiring her work from women who felt they were fat when they weren’t.  Week after week, I saw the same thin women coming to get the “fat” sucked off their thighs.

Each week their belief systems were reinforced with the idea they were inferior unless they appeared flawless. A glorious set-up for the Father of Lies. Because deep in your soul, you realize that to be flawless is to be on the other side of glory.

That was one reason I decided to move out. Also, all the fat sucking machines kicked the power switch off from overload! Seriously.

The media blasts us with 250,000 ads before age seventeen. Most of the ads shout,“To be thin is to be beautiful – and beauty is almost everything.”  

But God’s word says, “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (I Samuel 16:7).

God’s perspective of life is much weightier than anything else. Even a number on a scale – or cellulite.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Merry C. Herrin says:

    Good post!


  2. Momma Mindy says:

    I loved the humor – shrink your head and your thighs! But, I am grieved that women can’t see their true beauty. Thanks for having a desire to tell them how beautiful they truly are…just as they are.


    1. Thanks, Mindy. God has such greater purpose for our lives than obsessing.


  3. Giuseppe says:

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is
    added I get several e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?


    1. Hmmm…I’m so sorry about that. I don’t see the comment from my side. I’ll check with some people to see what I can do.


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