Thursday, July 17, 2014

Face it, Replace it - Correcting the Beauty Madness

It's easy to say that's not the right way to think about it. Even at home looking in the mirror, you have a negative thought and you can say "no, stop that" in your mind. Yet, does that really help? Your brain probably says "Yeah, ok, you know it's true."
Instead, we need to replace that thought with the truth. So, today here are a list of truths for you! :-)

I am made in the Image of God, not world.

"The Lord does not see as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart" (1Sam 16:7)

"Wonderful are (His) works!" (Ps 139:14) I am one of His works!

God "formed my inward parts. He knit me together in my mother's womb." (Ps 139:13)

"Being in the image of God, the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something but someone." CCC 357

Looking in the mirror, think about what your body has accomplished, not just what it looks like. For example: My smiles has warmed hearts. My arms have carried sick children. My womb has held 5 babies ... what is it for you? Maybe you've walked or run a 5k, maybe you use your hands to help in your job or as a mother ... focusing on what your body has accomplished gives you something positive to think about when you look in the mirror.

My whole self, including my body, is one of God's masterpieces.

We do not hunger because we lack food, we hunger because we lack God.

"Do not let us be led by our appetites, we shall ruin our health, we shall lose our soul." - St. John Vianney

"The divine image is present in every man (or woman)" CCC 1702

And try not to dissect your body (My ears are too big, my legs are fat, tummy to flabby) but look at yourself as a whole, beautiful work of God!

Those are just a few thoughts for you today! Have a great day!

You are beautiful! Just as you are!

ps - I love this. I have always viewed food as either my enemy (that which makes me fat, ie unloved, in my twisted perception) or something that gives me comfort on a stressful day (oh that mocha just hits the spot when I'm stressed!). But this is so good to remember - we need God, not food. Food is just food! How freeing! 

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