I heard a sermon from the series #deathtoselfie by Pastor Steven Furtick Sunday about being who you really are. The statement that has stuck with me has been that God won’t bless who I pretend to be! It is was a sermon based on the story of Jacob and Esua…. Check it out…http://elevationchurch.org/sermons/just-call-me-jacob?autoplay=sermon
In the the age where social media saturates our everyday lives 24/7 it’s very easy to caught up in the whirlwind of striving to be someone we are not. We can hide behind flowery words and status updates as well as fake smiles and touched up photos. Yes! I’m guilty of all those things as well but I want to take a minute to be real with you! After all it’s not our so called perfect lives that attract or endear us to others but it is rather our struggles and imperfections that help us to identify and grow closer to one another. There is nothing quite as comforting as when you are sharing with someone a struggle and they can identify perfectly with your heartache.
I want God to be glorified in my weaknesses so that when I do per chance do some amazing and hard things in life all the glory goes to him! His strength is made perfect in my weakness not my strengths and I don’t know about you but I’ve got some weaknesses!
I post a lot about fitness and healthy eating here on my Facebook page and it’s no secret that health and wellness are definite passions of mine but you may not the why behind that passion.
I have been a disordered eater and dieter for most of my life. It started at an early age and manifested itself greatly in high school in the form of eating disorders. It wasn’t until just about 8 years ago after attending a healthy eating class by my Chiropractors that my eyes were opened to how God designed us to eat and what to eat that changed how I viewed my health, weight and food choices. I thank him daily for that season in my life!
Fast forward to now and it’s obvious that I love to eat my fruits and veggies and I LOVE to sweat! However that doesn’t mean that I adhere to that everyday!
Here’s the real me….. in a nutshell
I don’t wake up with my makeup on or my hair perfectly coiffed and my pajamas are not monogrammed!
I love to work out but neither my from or methods are perfect or even graceful for that matter. ( I can trip on my own two feet)
There is nothing I love more than fruits and vegetables except CHOCOLATE!! And yes I wear my nerdy glasses while in the kitchen….
I post this …..
but I really would rather go face first and eat this and sometimes I do :) ….
I’m just as comfortable in my boots or heels as I am in tennis shoes depending upon my mood for the day…
I’m a kid at heart, I love to laugh, have learned the art of laughing at myself and make no apologies for loving knee socks!
I unashamedly love my family and wouldn’t trade them for anything!
I’d rather watch The Walton’s or Little House then any reality, romance show or vampire movie any day! ( I’ll take a man who loves the Lord with all his heart and treats a woman with true respect then a man with a hard body or pretty face any day!)
No matter how much I may have changed over the years I’m still this little chubby cheeked girl on the inside.
I’m passionate in wanting you to know that yes healthy eating and exercise are good for you, it’s what I love but most importantly that you are beautiful no matter the size of your jeans, the number on the scale or what society has tried to tell you what beauty is. God made YOU in his image and it’s time to stop pretending to be somebody else and simply start being YOU!
Be yourself because everybody else is already taken!