"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Trying to change routes again?
Dilemmas with weight, people, work?
I used to weight 138 pounds, then as the years slipped on so did a few pounds. I fought viciously back each year with every new diet fad. Then I came upon a Facebook post that said, "I'm disgusted I wasted all my skinny years thinking I was fat." How true! Looking back at pictures taken years back made me look good!
All the new fads just don't seem to get me back where I think I should be. My metabolism has slowed down and those pounds just stuck. Oh, I'm still not thrilled about it, but I have finally accepted it. If I wanted to get back to that original weight I would have to severely deprive myself and run five miles a day- Everyday......
My body and health have leveled out to accept this new partnership. So, while I try to keep a decent weight profile, I've also realized that those past days are unattainable. Why would I want to eat like a rabbit and never have the ability to enjoy things?
It doesn't help that I'm larger on the top than on the bottom. Many clothes that look perfect on other woman seem to place me in the Bea Arthur series of Golden Girls. Long tops make me look matronly and any top with a flared bottom will send me twenty pounds over weight in the mirror. So, shopping isn't always a pleasure.
This whole situation used to be so frustrating until I decided, "It is what it is!". Now I've got a better grip of stores that cater to my body type and don't frequent any others.
If your feet are larger than you would like them to be, or your body is not proportioned perfectly, or you arE shorter than you wish you were, don't ever let it frustrated you again. Decide right now, "It is what it is! I am going to be happy with what I have and do the best I can with it."
I want to encourage you to see yourself as God sees you; then not only will you love yourself, but you will have the confidence and faith to be a powerful force for good in the world.
This Week's Meditation:
God it is what it is.
Help me to be happy with what you blessed me with.
Teach me to find ways that work with this frustration.
Bless me dear, Lord.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.