"I thought of a rather cruel trick I once played on a wasp. He was sucking jam on my plate, and I cut him in half. He paid no attention, merely went on with his meal, while a tiny stream of jam trickled out of his severed esophagus. Only when he tried to fly away did he grasp the dreadful thing that had happened to him. It is the same with modern woman. The thing that has been cut away is her soul."This chapter in Ruby Slippers resonated with me strongly because I've been there. I know what it feels like to think you're not enough. But here is the truth you need to receive today: You are more than a body. You are more than the sum of your body parts. You are more than what you look like. You are a living soul. God breathed life into you for a greater purpose than to "look a certain way" or "dress a certain way." His plans for your life as a woman, an image-bearer of GOD are beyond what you can ever imagine.
I want to end with the quote that sealed the deal for me and called me to "soul care" rather than an obsession with "body care."
"Perhaps we need to live as if Christ cared for more than our bodies. What if we lived as if Christ wanted to redeem our souls? What if we paid attention to the insides even half as much as we accessorize our outsides? What if we turned our attention away from the mirrors, away from others' comments, away from over-regard or disregard of our bodies, and began attending to our souls?"
With All My Love,