After years of hating myself and my body, I’ve finally found peace. God redeemed me and has shown me that my story can help others find freedom, and find their hope in Him.
Today I had the opportunity to share my journey with body image with my Mom’s group at my church. To say I was nervous was an understatement. I share my story here on my blog and Instagram, but being “live” and in front of my peers was different.
My journey has not been an easy one. But, today, standing in front of these women, I was so thankful that it lead me here. I am thankful for the struggle that God gave me so I can hopefully help others find freedom, and point them towards Jesus. It is a blessing to finally accept and appreciate the beauty in my brokenness and have total peace with God’s plan for my life.
I watched this video after I’d presented it, and there were parts I picked apart or wish I had said something different. I lost my train of thought at one point, my mind went completely blank and I was literally left speechless… but I took a deep breath, prayed for guidance and began again. This presentation isn’t perfectly polished, but I’m sharing it anyways. Because this is what God laid on my heart today, and I hope it helps someone take the first step towards loving themselves a little more than they did yesterday. I hope it helps someone say out loud with pride, “I am beautifully broken”.
God is with you in your struggle. I assure you He has a plan for your story… don’t be afraid to share it. Today, I shared my story… and tonight I am so proud I was able to conquer my fear and step out in faith and proclaim how God changed me from the inside out.
Psalms 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
I shared a video between my presentation and final prayer. I hope you watch this and it encourages you the way it does me.
If you are looking for resources for disordered eating, I recently shared a post about some books that helped me and also recommendations for therapists in Kansas City. You can find that info here.