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"Serving Others with the Right Body Image"- Confident in Christ

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, "That which has been is what will be, that which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun."

As far back as the early Greeks and Romans body image was a big deal. If you had a healthy body, Greeks believed you had a healthy mind also. The Greeks were into fitness in a big way. Wealthy people would spend 8 hours a day working out, usually naked. They also held beauty contests for women. We can thank them for starting that.

Throughout history satan has used physical body image to cause people to be distracted from what truly matters, instead of being confident in Christ alone.

What truly matters? The condition of your heart is more important than your waistline.

If we focus on our physical body more than what God has for us to say and do, we can miss out on the blessing of serving.

Have you ever not volunteered to do something because of a poor body image?

Have you ever been asked to speak to women and your first thought was worrying about your body?

You might be saying that's normal. Everyone has those thoughts. Well, actually it might be the "normal" thinking, but that doesn't mean it's correct.

How about the next time you get an opportunity to serve others, whether its volunteering or speaking, you make sure your heart is right with God and you're confident in Christ alone?

Instead of worrying about your physical body image and all the wrong things you are assume "they" are thinking, you do these 5 things:

1-Spend time in prayer about the women you will be serving.

2-Ask God to show you why He chose you to do this.

3-Be yourself. Remember He knows your unique gifts. He knows who is there and needs your service and message.

4-Remember that it is God who called you and equipped you, not man.

And number 5 is one of my favorite reminders, straight from the Word of God.

5-Romans 12:1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."

Our physical bodies are not holy and acceptable because of our physical appearance. We can have a positive body image as we allow God to use these earthly vessels for His Glory and gives each one of us different gifts.

My prayer for you is that you will stop thinking it's "normal" to have a poor body image.

I pray you will gain a positive body image so you can be confident in Christ alone.

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