Dawn Paoletta is a writer who is finally coming out of the closet and following her dream to share her life lessons and insights with anyone who will listen. Having worked as a Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor most of her adult life, she is a natural coach and encourager who can’t help sharing what she’s learned along her journey. She likes to serve up spiritual lessons learned with authenticity, grace and truth. Visit her at her blogs, Beneath The Surface and Fitness For the Fainthearted.
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The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
How is it that we who are chosen, precious, and beautiful in His sight would be so swayed by this measuring tool? By a number that cannot reflect but a measure, limited, inaccurate, finite- unable to define the essence of our true being. Ill equipped to measure the fatness of our souls; the richness we overflow with in abundance. Oh friends, I assure you, as one who has studied long and hard the physiology of the body and discovered what you already know: You are not a number. You are not defined by the pounds that you weigh or by your body fat percentage. You are not measured by the muscle you carry or the density of your bones. Your value is immeasurably more than this bathroom bully can ever reveal.
Answer the questions below to make peace with the bathroom bully once and for all!
- Will you ask God to reveal to you your true value in His eyes?
- Will you promise to set your eyes on Him who looks upon you with eyes of grace, mercy and love and embrace simple, consistent steps toward healthy choices?
- Will you remember to take every thought captive to Him who has chosen you, and calls you His, at great cost?
- Will you stand up to the bathroom bully and make peace once and for all by weighing yourself less, perhaps once a week, and remembering that you are not a number.
You are chosen.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.