Have we ever considered that our standards for beauty and health could be wrong? What if they aren’t realistic? What if the reason they require so much time, attention and energy is because, our expectations are so high?
In the past, and in other cultures what has been considered healthy? What has been considered beautiful? Has that changed over the years? Does it change from culture to culture?
Does this obsession with health and beauty come from God, or is it a scheme by the enemy to keep us self-focused? As we keep our minds cluttered with thoughts of weight, BMIs, bikini-ready bodies, superfoods, calories, and so forth, do we miss out on connecting with God and people. Ultimately, we miss out on the “life” we’re really craving.
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life MORE than food and body MORE important that clothes? For pagans frun after these things and your Heavenly Father knows you need them. But seek first the kingdom and His righteousness, and ALL these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25,32-33
Could this also be said of how our body looks and our obsession with losing weight and being healthy? Continue Reading