Your Beauty and Body: Affirming in the Positive
Le us talk about beauty and body and affirmations!
Today, let me ask you a question that is quite different from the usual, ‘What is one thing you would never change about your appearance?
Let me answer first, I will not change my thick thighs and broad hips. Yes! You heard me and I say so with confidence. So what are you going to say?
Challenges with Your Beauty and Body
Your culture and many times people who are around you have influenced your views and beliefs about your self-image and beauty. As a result of this, it has left many of us with negative and untrue beliefs that we carry within us as the agreed ideas of what our images and beauty should be.
Quite unfortunately, if left unattended to, these lies take deep roots in our lives and alter everything about us. Let me tell you a short story.
I once lived around two women a few years ago and to them, beauty is about the latest wrappers, very fitted clothes (not minding if you show some skin), long artificial hairs, painted nails and well made-up faces. I actually did not grow up in this kind of setting, so living with them was difficult. They ended up making statements like, “you are not beautiful enough”. “You are unfit to be a part of us” and many negative statements.
I was believing the negative and false statements which led me to start question what I actually thought beauty was. I am not against being a glamorous and the outward beauty, it has its advantages but not every woman is up for such glam. My mental health was gradually derailing as I struggled to fit in to be acceptable.
Words of Encouragement about Your Beauty and Body
Listen up my dear woman, your body is good. Your beauty is more than appearances just as we read from the Holy Bible, “Do not adorn yourselves outwardly by braiding your hair, and by wearing gold ornaments or fine clothing; rather, let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3: 3-4).
Yes, some people misunderstand these verses of the Bible, but I am not here to be a theologian. It is to affirm that beauty is more than appearances for you. Be sure to be glam in a way that is pleasing to God, your Creator.
Instead of comparing and criticizing what makes you beautiful , try giving yourself grace.
I believe it is time to redefine and renew your mind to what God says and thinks about you.
Today, be intentional about experiencing true freedom which is found in a relationship with God.
Experience joy and love in Christ, knowing that your beauty comes from God. If you need Scriptures to help with positive affirmations about your beauty and body, here is one https://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/kelly-balarie/32-verses-for-women-affirming-beauty-value-a-beloved-identity-in-christ.html
I look forward to your questions and an opportunity to chat about fulfilling your God-given potential as a young person. I run a 60 minutes session called Moments With Dr Weyoms, do contact me https://drweyoms.com/services/