Why You Don’t NEED a Body Like Hers

Image-1-2Let’s face it, ladies.

You are probably going to see women you are tempted to compare yourself with today.

Women on magazine covers. Women in movies or on TV. Women in your Facebook or Instagram feed. Women you walk past during your day. Women who have bodies that you feel like put your body to shame.

And you may mentally start making lists. Lists of all of the things that are wrong with your body. Lists of all of the things you wish you had like “her” body.

But I want to share a question with you. One I felt the Lord ask me last week as I started to fall headlong into the body comparison trap. Standing in a grocery store checkout line, magazine covers staring me down, I sensed this gentle, but corrective whisper – “Wouldn’t I have given you that body if you NEEDED that body?”

I guess He would have.

Because our God?

He is a NEED meeting God.

He is a generous supplier.

He is a perfect provider.

Verse after verse in the Bible tell us that He supplies all of our needs. That He knows what we need before we even ask. That He has given us everything we need to live a godly life. That He who did not spare His own Son gives to us graciously and freely. {See Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:8; Matthew 6:32; Romans 8:32; 2 Peter 1:3; Psalm 23:1; 2 Corinthians 9:8.}

And so we have got to stop buying into the lie. The lie that He held out on us, that He cheated us, that He messed up on us when He knit us together. We ARE fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). We HAVE the body we need. And we aren’t talking weight loss here. We are talking about those things that no amount of diet and exercise can ever change. We are talking the head to toe basic design that makes you… well… you.

You don’t need “her” body to be a better wife, a better mom, a better friend, a better neighbor, a better daughter, a better anything.

Because if you had needed it, God would have given it to you. He would have designed you with it. 

So when we are tempted to compare, let’s not give the enemy or our own often foolish hearts one inch of room to make us feel less than. Let’s choose to start declaring today, “I don’t NEED a body like hers. My gracious and generous God gave me the body I need to live a life of love for Him, and HE says He made me well.”

I love you, beautiful friends. May He work it deep into your heart today just how beautiful you are.



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