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!