Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Relief

Whew, what a crazy week I am having. The evening Bible study started last Thurs and the morning started today. I am excited to see what God is going to do in His girls throughout the fall.

I have been thinking about my beauty post, off and on, and thought I should give you guys an update. After I did that last looonnnnggggggg post about it, I realized beauty has not been an idol for me for a long time. I was believing beauty was a requirement for godliness though and that is why I was feeling confused. After I did all that research for that post I felt SO much better. I do not think in is wrong to diet, exercise, and my hair is still wet from getting colored this afternoon. But now I don't have to feel like a failure anymore. I am not failing God if I don't figure out how to be skinny. I can work on it, as time and life and more important things permit and I will continue to take care of my body to the best of my ability but I am not less valuable to God. And my biggest fear was failing Him in some way. Whew, I hope this stuff is really worked out in my heart. Time will tell. :)

1 comment:

Julene said...

Too funny, I always felt that cleanliness was next to Godliness, so I had to keep my house clean. I now realize it doesn't make me more spiritual or mature to have a clean house but it does help my family FUNCTION better. My kids play sweeter together after their room is clean, my husband isn't as grumpy and neither am I. Now I want my house to be clean not because it makes me more Godly but because I see the benefit of it for living. I feel the same way about our bodies. Do what makes living more functional and enjoyable:)