I am beautiful. I know that I am beautiful because of the way that the Lord God made me and fashioned me with His hands.
Even though I am overweight ( I am currently on a weight-loss plan to lose weight by the end of 2020), I stand in the confidence that I am a beautiful woman of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
I have red hair and brown eyes. I have freckles on my arms. My height is 5’6″ and I am overweight, as stated earlier. God still sees me as beautiful because He fearfully and wonderfully decided to create me. I am a miracle of God!
~” For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.“~Psalm 139:13-14, ESV~
Over the years I gained weight for many reasons. One of those reasons is that my parents divorced. I lived with my mother, who has a mental illness, for several years until I finally went to live with my father many years later (around the age of nineteen years old) due to circumstances surrounding my mother’s mental illness. I gained weight as I let the spirit of gluttony take over me and I got very depressed and ate food to comfort me because I was not used to or accustomed to living with my father. It’s not that I don’t love my father because I love my father; I just wasn’t used to living with him at the time and this adjustment was very difficult for me.
Many years later (aged twenty-nine years old now), God allowed something to take place in my life that would change how I see my weight. One day, I took a walk outside of my townhouse and I fell on the ground. No, I did not trip. I fell due to my overweight figure and injured my left ankle. I am convicted by the Holy Spirit of God that He allowed this to happen to me so that I would die to the spirit of gluttony and crave healthy foods and exercise. Praise the Lord!
After this incident, I searched for a gym and found a personal trainer. I now exercise everyday and eat healthy foods everyday. My personal trainers sees to it that I eat healthy foods and keeps me accountable for the exercise as well so that I can strive to be the best woman of God that Jehovah made me and created me to become.
Even though it was painful for me to fall and and injure my left ankle, I thank and praise God that He allowed this to happen to me so that I would return to Him with my body, as a temple, for the King of kings and Lord of lords. Since I began this weight-loss journey, I have lost 14 lbs. I still have a long way to go (about 70-80 more lbs.), but by the strength of Christ that is on the inside of me, I know that I will win this battle against weight gain, in the name of Jesus Christ.
~”I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”~Philippians 4:13, KJV~