Ok … can I be real with you?
No matter how confident you think you are there is always something …. no matter how small that can try to creep in our thoughts to make us feel insecure or insignificant. The thing is this…. It’s not the thing that was said that makes us feel insecure but it is how we receive it and process it. Someone can say to me… “You’re Fat!” Now for the most part, I have a healthy body image and because of this I tell myself all of time that I should take better care of my temple. I make steps in doing so by ….. eating more of a healthy diet and finding ways to incorporate some type of movement called exercise into my schedule. I am NOT at the weight I desire to be (like when I was 18…lol) HOWEVER I am NOT obese and because of that perception of TRUTH I have of myself I am content and making the needed MOVES to improve me. Now I chose weight because it is a very sensitive topic whether you are a man or a woman.
If I had an unhealthy image or an unrealistic image of myself, I could no way process the statement, “Your Fat!” in a healthy way — if it were indeed a false statement. I would begin to believe it regardless of the reality when looking in mirror and seeing a person that was NOT fat. Me, VMarie would bring this accusation to pass not the statement. On the flip, if it were a true statement versus an accusation and I refuse to process this information to mean I need to LOSE weight again it is not the statement the accuser but my failure to receive this information to better myself and my situation.
What are we asking ourselves when we hear those whispers of accusations that make us feel… fat, unloved, jealous, rejected, lonely, etc…. ? Are we combating those statements with TRUTH which is the Word of God. Are we asking WHY do I feel this way? Where is this stemming from? Is it coming from a place of reality that we refuse to deal with or a lie that we have convinced ourselves to believe? After we have convinced ourselves of this accusation we then act out the said thing and it then becomes TRUE.
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Philippians 4:8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
If you are not real with yourself, who can you be real with…. certainly not the Father. Psalms 101:7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
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I really like this. You’ve used some if my favorite scriptures as well.