We all live for something. Even if we can’t define the “something” with words, our actions show our “something.” My something used to be perfection. Perfect discipline to create a perfectly toned, perfectly thin, perfectly envy-worthy body. I loved Jesus but He wasn’t the Lord of my life. My thoughts were not centred around Jesus. My emotions were not filtered through Jesus. My days were not centred around Jesus. My life revolved around a perfect body. I spent hours reading magazines, making mental (or physical) lists of what I needed to fix. I watched movies, ignorant of plot lines, hyper-aware of an actress’ body shape. I ate dinner and afterwards, reflected on calorie counts and not flavour.
But Jesus changed my life when I gave Him control. I released the death-grip I had around “comparison” and “perfection.” And God has been faithful to heal me. He’s healed my body image, He’s healed my mind and He’s given me purpose. Real purpose. I love serving the church. I love learning about God’s love for me. And I am proud of the body He has given me.
Revolution Movement made a series of videos called “What Is The Thing?” for an event we had in November. I shared my video a few weeks ago through twitter and facebook – but missed sharing on the blog. Here you go!