Everyone has their thing....EVERYONE! I don't care who they are, there's at least one thing they don't love about their body, hair, teeth, etc. AT LEAST one insecurity that sneaks in, makes you look at everyone else and think, "Why didn't I get that..."
My job, my passion, is to encourage women to embrace their God given beauty, love themselves no matter what their physical shape is and allow God to empower strength from the inside out. So how do I immediately fall into the vanity trap, full of insecurities and comparisons so easily?
I have recently been offered a spot to participate in a yoga photo shoot, helping promote my friend's all organic yoga clothing company, as well as my own Faith Fueled Fitness organization. I'm so flattered and excited, and SUPER intimidated! I keep thinking about ways to make my body thinner, stronger, stretchier, and....perfect. I keep thinking about the other girls I know who will be there and how much I admire them. How beautiful they are and how I'm not even in that 'league'.
Thankfully, I also know that when it comes down to it, none of that really matters. I might have to remind myself 100 times a day sometimes, but I know that if I am rooted in God's love, His opinion is the only one that matters. If I am honoring Him with my body, my actions and growing in my strength physically, emotionally and spiritually it doesn't matter how other's view me.
God's beauty will shine through my being. His love and light will be all I need to shine and any insecurities of being not good enough won't matter. We are NOT perfect. None of us are. He didn't make us to be perfect. He made us to be us. He made us to love and honor Him and each other. I might continue to do everything I can to feel good in my skin, and look nice for my husband, but when it comes down to it, I'll never look perfect or feel perfect. I'll always struggle. And I'll always be reminded that God made me and loves me and that's all that truly matters.