Not how God wants it to be

December 19, 2008 Suzie

Something that has really been on my heart for a while is the whole self-image issue. I have been recommended a book called ‘Mirror mirror’ which i’ve started reading and it has some questions to reflect on. Today i was looking at what our culture tells us about self-image and how that makes me feel and it is sad-so sad.

God made us, He didn’t just make us, He ‘fearfully and wonderfully made us’ but our culture doesn’t seem to think this way. We are constantly bombarded with the ‘perfect images’ in the media adn told what we need to make ourselves look like them. But God made us individually and in his image not in others image!

This went further to whilst i have been at uni. At first i was uncomfortable going out with my flatmates clubbing because of what goes iwth it but a couple of weeks ago i decided to go with them and see what its like. A couple of the girls were drunk before even going out and they said to me that if they didn’t drink they wouldn’t have the confidence to go out and this made my heart break. they can’t stand goign out because they don’t like teh way they look, because they don’t look like the ‘prfect images’.

I am praying that God will teach me to have a ‘right self-image’ not a high self-image’, the way god wants me to view myself and that ultimately i will become more like salt and light in the place God has put me ot show them something of Gods love and that he loves them, He made them.

I am feeling overwhelmed by this but God has out it on my heart that we all as women of God lerarn what it is he wants us to think and to be able to share it with others. Wow!

I will keep you informed!

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  • 1. Michelle  |  December 19, 2008 at 5:45 am

    Wow… amen. My heart sunk when I read what your flatmates said… about why they drink before going out. Man, that just makes me want to bawl. But then again, am I any different? Do I allow Him and what He says to define me? Or am I constantly looking to what others say about me? Do I only decide whether or not I like an outfit based on how many compliments I get or don’t get?

    I long to live out the article I had on my blog today… about God’s Word. I want His Word to define me and shape my life… and nothing else. I can’t think of anything I crave more. I’m so sick of satan robbing from me, lying to me, accusing me. Uggggh.

  • 2. inrelentlesspursuitoftruth  |  December 19, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Oh that just breaks my heart…
    I am so beyond grateful that you are using your voice to pour out truth to those who read your blog, and those who do life with you in person.
    Love you! Thankyou for being a light!


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