Wanting to be thinner, I would restrict my diet and over-exercise. Soon I’d be so exhausted that I would start eating whatever I wanted and gain back the weight. At the heart of this struggle was my uncertainty about whether I am really good enough.
You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God.
1 Corinthians 6:19a (CEV)
With the help of a counselor and the strength I’ve found in scripture, my thinking has begun to change. I’m learning that my body is valuable and that exercising and eating a healthy diet are important; but for me, being healthy does not translate to being skinny. God cares much more about my character and compassion, and those are the things that matter.
PRAYER: Loving God, I struggle to love myself as you do. Teach me to see my value in things that truly matter. I am enough. Help me to believe that truth. Amen.