S2-Ep 17- Healthy Body Image, is it Possible? From teenage years, a career in acrobatics, to surgeries, hormones and battling Endometriosis. Now nearing my 40’s, what God taught me, and what I’m still learning.
Balancing Body Image: Leaping Over Teenage Hurdles as a Professional Acrobat with Endometriosis. A Healthy Body Image. Sounds good doesn’t it? Maybe easier said than done.
What did God say about us and our bodies?
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”Genesis 1:26-28
I’m starting the new year and the new season with a series on body image, today is first in the series.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.Jesus in Luke 12:7
We all battle comparison in some facet in regards to our bodies and physical limitations. Today I’m sharing my story about my own struggles with body image, from the time I was young to my career as a professional acrobat and after I retired. How God has helped me through, and taught me to be kinder to my body and to those around me.
God had a plan for you and your body while you were still in the womb
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.Psalms 139:4-6
As we continue the series I will be chatting with other women who are or have battled various things in regard to body image. I know you will be spurred on by their stories too! Be sure to listen in every Friday this month for a new episode in this series.
Be kind to yourself, you are precious to Him
Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.1 Peter 3:3-4
Find your identity in Him
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.Proverbs 31:30
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