What negativity do you let into your life? Crazy isn’t it?.. How we don’t even notice it, but before long we are swimming in negativity and sometimes even drowning. Like the proverbial frog in the pot of boiling water. We don’t know what has hit us until it is too late.
For me it is all about image. How do I look? I have hated how I look since I was a small child and the scary thing is when I look at my photos from then, I was a beautiful young girl with absolutely nothing wrong with me. I wasn’t overweight nor did I have any other issues that would cause me to stand out or think I look terrible. But I hated how I looked none-the-less.
Today I struggle with my weight and other health issues and I am working hard to remedy that. I am doing CrossFit and eating healthier but what I lack is self confidence and a belief that God can truly help me through what I am dealing with. I have thyroid issues and pain issues and just plain self hate issues. God can deal with those and heal them if I “let” Him, but I let my negativity over how I look and feel now overwhelm and even kill how I will look and feel in the future.
I truly need to remove the negativity and completely replace it with God’s truth and that is that I am wonderfully and beautifully made and that God created me for a purpose, and part of that purpose is to be healed and lead others down that same path through my story and my faith.
Not as easy as it sounds, but with His help… I believe it is something that will truly come to pass. What negativity are you holding on to? How does it affect your life? Are you still above water, or are you sinking?
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