I was reading today’s Daily devotional on Joyce Meyer’s web site, as I usually do, and it made me think about what do I see when I look at myself.Joyce Meyer says:
“Our world has created a false, unrealistic image of what women are supposed to look like and act like. But the truth is that every woman was not created by God to be skinny, with a flawless complexion and long flowing hair. Not every woman was intended to juggle a career as well as all of the other duties of being a wife, mother, citizen, and daughter.Single women should not be made to feel they are missing something because they are not married. Married women should not be made to feel they must have a career to be complete. We must have the freedom to be our individual selves.”
This is not just about women, it’s about men too. The image that this world has created about who men and women have to be or to look like has caused lots of deep problems in our society. We need to be free of the lies of this world and to start seeing ourselves as God sees us. This is not an excuse for us to stop taking care of ourselves and to not have a “healthy style of life” either, this is to encourage us to love and accept people the way they are and also to be happy with who we are and with how we look like. We are special and beautiful the way we are. We need to improve and to take care of ourselves not because the world says we should be this or that way, but because we can be and do better every day.