Friday, March 2, 2012

I would enjoy my body just the way it is.

1 Corinthians 6:20 (New International Version)

You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Looking at ourselves in the mirror can be hard as we grow older. We compete against a society that says we should look a certain way and dress a certain way and even eat a certain way. Make-up covers a lot of sins or so we think. The truth of the matter is we care way too much what others think of our appearance and the sad fact is you shouldn't worry about what people think of you. You'd be amazed at how seldom they do.

We exercise and try to eat right. We buy stuff to remove hair, stuff to grow hair and stuff to hide hair. In the end we can do nothing to hide the inevitable process of aging. We will grow old and no amount of plastic surgery, make-up, exercise or holistic approach can prevent it.

I recently heard someone say that when God made Adam and Eve, he thought they were more beautiful than the sunset or any other living creature. If you take a moment to think that God sees you as the most beautiful of all things, how can you worry about your outward appearance?

I am not saying you shouldn't eat right or exercise. I am not saying don't wear make-up or shave. You should do these things because you care about yourself and it is right for you. I am saying you are beautiful no matter what.

Do not punish yourself for the thoughts and acts of others. Be comfortable in your own skin because that is the way God wants you to be.

Enjoy your body while you can. Be the beautiful creature that God made. Enjoy your body just the way it is.

When Christ died as a Christian you became his body. How beautiful is that? 

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:26-28 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 12 (Whole Chapter)