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Love Your Body – Your Works are Wonderful

Submitted by TEPF Volunteer.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” {Psalm 139:14}

Fitspo – the latest buzzword for the fitness/inspiration internet craze – is becoming an unhealthy addiction for many. Especially when you need an extra push in the mornings to get your run started, these pictures are hurting more than helping. But how so?

For a while, I thought it was great to see motivational posters and pictures of people working out next to sayings like, “Don’t Quit” and “Earned, Not Given”. Then I started to see fewer inspirational words and more models challenging others with words like “Are you really going to eat that?” An image of a woman looking in the mirror at her rock-hard abs and flowing long hair has now become the standard of beauty.

I know that I am beautiful in every way. The Lord made me in His image, His perfect image. In God’s eyes, we are righteous – take heart in that truth this week. Don’t let anything or anyone define you.

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