“Your past does not determine your future. Your present is not your destiny but it’s apart of your journey.”
Consistency is key as they say. I do believe that consistency is important for your goals. We expect that we can do one good thing one time and have lifetime results. How wrong we are. You can’t brush your teeth only one time and expect to have minty breath the rest of your life. Losing weight or living a healthy lifestyle is also the same. We can’t eat one healthy meal or avoid bad food one time on one day then expect to have results six months later.
I know it’s hard to give up the bad habits for good ones, especially when your body craves french fries when you should have salad. We have to make the sacrifice at sometime. A helpful tip I can give you is to start off slow but be consistent with it. If you want to start walking how about parking farther in the parking lot, but make sure it’s a safe distance of course. Or you can even start by having less soda each day. Once you start giving your healthy good habits a chance it will allow room for additional good habits.
Keep it up, it helps you more than you realize right now that your consistency will lead to results you can see in the future.
The mirror only shows a reflection of you.
The mirror only shows you what you look like not WHO you are.
The Bible will show you who you truly are and if you’re in Christ it’s and amazing view.
King, priest, blessed, highly favored, joint heir with Christ, child of God, sheep of His pasture, justified, anointed, gifted, His masterpiece… 🙂
I know exactly how it feels to look in the mirror and not like what you see. I also know how it feels to not want to look in the mirror because you’re so ashamed of yourself and you don’t like what you look like. When you walk past the mirror in the bathroom you look down and when you walk up to glass door you don’t even look up because you’ll see your reflection.
Honestly I still have to deal with this now; I look in the mirror and see all my faults and I suspect that everyone else can see them too. I wonder if they can see that my stomach looks bigger, or judge me on the size or shape of my body; but it also seems to me that we are our own worst critics and judges. The mirror was never meant to define you, only show what you look like and I must say that the way you look does not equal your worth.
God looks at the heart of man, men on the other hand notice the outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7). Every single day we are all growing older; no matter what our bodies will change right in front of us and even the plastic surgery that people get cannot fix everything. Why do we place our value in the things that change and that will mean so little in the end?
The purpose of this post: to state to everyone and to remind myself that we are not what the mirror shows. The body is like a house meant to hold all the goods on the inside or like a treasure chest, it’s what’s on the inside (the treasure on the inside) that makes the treasure CHEST worth anything at all. I’m not saying to disregard your body and that it means absolutely nothing but don’t place your value on the treasure chest when it’s the treasure on the INSIDE that makes the chest valuable. 🙂
What the scale says shouldn’t determine your value and worth. Why should something that changes define someone?
I understand we want to be at a healthy weight but not all of us will be at the same weight, so why should we allow something that is different for each of us define all of us?
Who says that 115lbs. is beautiful or 135lbs. is the best weight? I believe that we should base our value on something will not change, something that no matter how we feel, look, or what anyone else says will speak the truth.
Of course I believe our worth and value should come from God’s Word; He says we are fearfully and wonderfully made, the apple of His eye, and His masterpiece in Christ Jesus.
I want you to know that we’ve have allowed the world to lie to us and deceive us into thinking that our weight defines and determines our worth. We are worth more- MUCH MORE- than what numbers on a scale says.
Stay encouraged!! 🙂
We are fearfully and wonderfully made – Psalms 139:14 NKJV
We have been made in such a wonderful way – Psalms 139:14 ERV
We are His masterpiece – Ephesians 2:10 NLT
We are the apple of His eye – Psalms 17:8 NKJV
We are made in God’s image – Genesis 1:27 NKJV
We are precious in His sight and are loved by God – Isaiah 43:4 NJKV
We are not forgotten – Isaiah 44:10 NJKV
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