Behind the Mask

For months (and months) Romans 12:1 has been on my bathroom mirror…

“…in view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”

While I’m sure this verse can be interpreted many ways, to me it’s about transparency – is what’s on the inside apparent on the outside?  Often perceptions can be  skewed if we rely only on what we see physically.  However, more often than not, we rely on physical sight alone.

For many years, I’ve been overweight.  My physique can be perceived in many ways –

she doesn’t take pride in herself…

What are you hiding from?

What are you hiding from?

she has no self-control…

if she would only exercise…

does she look in the mirror????

I could go on and on, but you get the idea.  The real question? What is she hiding from? If you’ve read my testimony, the answer is easy – rejection.  To varying degrees, I have placed my value in the affirmation of others – I have circled that mountain many times, but each time God brings me closer and closer to Him.  I’m moving beyond intellect to belief .

Join me on this part of my journey as I seek God’s courage to tear down the physical barriers and allow Him full restoration access.

 

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4 thoughts on “Behind the Mask

  1. I can so relate. I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. Two years ago I was able to lose 40 pounds, but have since gained it back. As stress ramps up I find myself going to the idol of food for comfort and distraction. Thanks for sharing so honestly. I’m trying to get back to the attitude of submission and worship that Romans 12:1 exhorts. That was how I lost the weight and I know that is the key to getting it off again. For me it is not really a weight problems so much as it is a focus problem. Thanks for helping me to put my focus where it needs to be: on Him.

    • Thank YOU for sharing! In retrospect it’s always so clear when our focus shifts and we (that would be me!) scoot God out of the driver’s seat.

      One thing is for certain, with mercy, grace, and unfailing love, God will always woo us back into His arms.

  2. Your blog sounds interesting and inspiring .. hope to see more. Thank you for sharing and best wishes always … 🙂

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