A Weighty Matter

A weighty matter

God’s women come in all sizes and shapes with varying degrees of weight. I am so tired of seeing my fellow sisters striving to reach goals that are not only unhealthy for them but also unattainable and disproportionate to their height and frame. I believe we need to exercise and eat healthily, but let’s be real, if you are Wyonna size (the singer) you will never be Reba Mc Entire size (the singer).  A medium to the big frame does not and will not fit into a small frame. As women, we need to strive for what is right for our frame and bone structure.  Weight gain is like a pair of heavy shoes, at first it is ok, then you start to realize carrying that extra weight around is hard work, your joints ache, you get out of breath easy, and then your clothes no longer fit.

Just as you get to that Ah ha moment of “ I need to deal with this issue”, you suddenly realize others have noticed your increase in weight and a look or a comment is said though well intended has the opposite effect, the damage is done, your self-worth just took a hit.

Then the enemy comes in like a thief and starts running all these thoughts into your mind, and the battle has been set, war has been declared, and you are hit with a surprise attack telling you varying degrees of lies, from you are unacceptable, to you will never lose this weight, and words run rampart in your mind, disgusting, vile, pitiful, gross, inadequate, unworthy, unlovable, and/or incompetent, if the attack is not stopped in its tracks you could end up being an over critical person, develop anxiety disorders and what started out as a little weight gain could end up holding you back not only socially, but spiritually as well.

As women we know when we are self-conscious the last thing we want to do is draw attention to ourselves, get in front of a large group of people, at church, on the job, school, or in public, we go from sitting in the front rows to the back rows, hoping not to be noticed. We sink into the background, and quietly fade away, our potential never being met. Our destiny unfulfilled.

I personally did not fight back and went along my path. I actually believed I could never do anything or accomplish anything that was of value, worth or substance. I felt like a loser and it all started with a little weight gain and heartache. I even went as far as to curse my self with a very negative comment, in the pits of my despair. That comment has followed me for twenty years.

Recently I started to have life-changing revelations. My first question was “Why now and not 20 years ago?” Maybe it is because, I am more open, more in the healing process and spiritually ready to battle, conquer and defeat, the demons that have pursued me my adult life. I am ready to take back what the devil stole from me. My Temple; My Self Worth!!! You might be surprised to find out I am a Christian. I believe all things are possible through Jesus. You might ask if that is the case, why have I been so defeated? Good Question! That is what I asked myself, prayed about and it is an eye-opening journey that is ongoing. I first forgot how much my Lord and Savior truly loved me; I feel he has carried me waiting for this day. I am ready to put my heartache and weighty matter to rest and cast my burdens upon my Lord and Savior. I know Jesus forgave me and now I am going to forgive me; myself.  Care to join me on my journey? Jump aboard, and hold on, let’s look at a few facts.

My sisters, WAKE UP!!!; you are sealed, and you are a child of God’s (John 1:12). The creator himself beautifully and mysteriously created you for a purpose! Wake up, my sisters! Stand! Prepare to fight, hear us Oh! God as we cry out to you! Help all sisters who are battling weight issues, self-esteem, and low morale. Prepare us and go before us, make our way, into a victorious path.  Hear me Lord with the ring of a warrior cry…. AHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I come against this attack to our temple in the name of Jesus!!! Arise Oh Lord and Battle for us, for we cannot do this alone. In Jesus name, Amen.

Here are some truths the Lord gives us to battle with on our journey.

1. Did you know you are the daughter of a King?
a. Yes, you are a princess!

2. Did you know you are wonderfully made in his likeness?(Genesis 1:27)
b. Yes, you are beautiful, from the inside out.

3.Did you know that God loves you so much your name is graven in the palm of his hand? (Isaiah 49:16)
c. Yes, you are loved, you are his daughter.

4.Did you know God made you for a purpose with a destiny? (Psalm 139:12-14)
d. Stop believing the lies of the enemy.

5. God gave you protection for daily battles.(Eph 6:10-17 (NIV)
e. Put on the armor of God.

6. God gave you a powerful weapon. (Colossians 4:2).
f. Prayer-God hears the voices of his children.

7. God considers every person to be of worth! (Psalm 139:12-14)
g. You are Worthy!

8. When in distress, chaos, or a storm, call 911 Jesus. (Psalms 20:6) and (Psalm 121:7-8)
h. Do not rely on yourself, the Lord saves his anointed

9. You are a friend of Christ. (John 15:15)

i.  Not a servant, a friend.

10. You are established, anointed, sealed by God  (2 Cor 1:21-22)

j. What an honor to receive.

11. You are a citizen of Heaven. You are significant (Phil 3:20)

k. Rejoice.

12. You are free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8:1-2)

l. Halleluiah

13. You are the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)

m. Let your light shine, show your good works.

14. You cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)

n. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

15. You are a saint (set apart for God).. (Eph. 1:1) (Romans 1:7)

o. I understand that when we ask Jesus into our hearts, we are saved by grace through faith, not of our own works and that we are at that time saints, not to be mistaken with to be called saints, we are saints as called by Jesus. We are works in progress until the return of our Lord and Savior.

16. You are God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16)

p. you are his temple and his spirit resides in you.

17. You have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)

18. You may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)

19. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)

20. I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected.. (Phil. 1: 5)

So my sisters, exhale, breath in, and know you are absolutely beautiful to God. Refuse to be critical of your fellow sisters, in talk walk or thought. If you see a need, find a kind way to supply and help out another sister. Store God’s truth in your heart, hold onto them tightly, take one day at a time to work on your temple in a realistic endeavor, setting small goals, and just take tiny steps to healthier goals. Baby steps are always the hardest, before long you will be running! With God all things are possible. (Phil. 4:13) I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected.. (Phil. 1: 5)



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