To preface this post, I don’t mean this to be triggering at all, but if it is please do not read any further! I do not want to stumble you in your recovery journey, but merely share that there are always two sides to the same coin. We aren’t mean to compare ourselves to each other. This is actually an encouragement for us to look beyond the surface, to remember that God is far more concerned with the HEART of the matter than the mere externals.
1 Kings 8:39, ‘Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)’
This post is the OTHER side of body image, the one that isn’t talked about as much, but I think it does need to be talked about, especially after talking to friends who have struggled with this. Through it, I am endeavoring to show that there are struggles on EVERY side of the body image war. People will comment on your body image, because they set their standards by what they see in the magazines, the ‘fitspo’ posts, and diet advertisements. People’s standards change with the media. All throughout the Bible, I’m amazed at the contrast between God and man. God describes man as a ‘flower of the field, here today, gone tomorrow.’ We’re changeable and easily influenced by other’s opinions.