I started weight loss journey at the beginning of the year which has been impacting my life in the most amazing kind of way. Like any journey it has come with some bumps and challenges along the way. I came to the place a few weeks ago where I hit a mental block and lost my sight for the end goal.
I was having a rough week making several bad choices in a row. I began to look in the mirror and all I could see was the old overweight me. I looked at photos people were taking at me and my heart sank because I couldn’t see any difference even though there was a 50 pound difference. Hello! That is amazing and I should be thrilled but instead all I could see was through my old lens of insecurity and shame. My filter was completely blocking my view of what God is doing in my life and How He sees me.
So many times we allow life’s challenges to color our view and change the way we see. The problem with this is; we don’t get to see real beauty for what it is.
For me, making bad choices and having a few bad days sent me into a spiral of negativity. I began to say this will take forever – I will never get to my goal. All this work and I can’t see progress. On and on the lies went swirling in my head fighting to win first place in my thoughts.
In the midst of it all a heavenly Father who loves me, is calling me higher to see things from His perspective and not mine. His gentle words reminding me to speak life over my situation and begin to change my view of this whole picture. I began saying I am going to do this – it’s only 3 or 4 more months on this plan – that’s not such a big deal for a great result! I began to look past the “now” and see the me that God created me to be.
When you can’t see beyond now run to His truths and let His words speak over your life. He NEVER lies and He will always speak life to your heart.
When I think I can’t win – He gently pulls me close and speaks victory to my heart. It won’t be easy but I can do it with His help. I daily ask the Lord to help me to see from His point of view not mine. I pray He will remove the filters that cause me to stumble into false accusations and lies about who I really am not.
I’m a daughter of the King, made in His image to shine forth His love and glory to those around. I’m not a wounded warrior who can’t ever get it right and who seems to only wear shame and remorse.
His truth is the only view we need to have. His Words of life and love that He so graciously speaks to our hearts!!
SCRIPTURE STUDY ON SELF IMAGE
- Ephesians 2:10
- Jeremiah 29:11
- Isaiah 43:1
- Psalm 23:5