And then I realize. It's a Weight Loss advertisement. HOLD UP. WHAT? A WEIGHT LOSS-
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I have to lose weight to be elegant and lovely?!
When did society go so wrong???
Girls, that is ridiculous! I should know. I believe the lie, too. I believe it a lot, actually. I look at myself in the mirror and think I need to lose weight to be... perfect.
Yes! I want to be perfect! God, why didn't you make me skinnier? Everywhere I look there's a picture of a girl with a perfect body and perfect skin and perfect... everything. Why can't I be like them?
The fact is: IT'S ALL A LIE. This is why it's my favorite lie honestly. It's because every bit of society's "lose weight to be beautiful" is ALL a lie. Not just half of it. Every. Stinkin'. Part.
You know why? Because the girls in those pictures? NOT REAL. Okay, so the girl inside the body is real, but the body? FAKE. Do I have to spell it out for you?
Comprende? Understand? They take pictures of the girls and then alter them to make them look perfect. Yeah, I don't even understand that sometimes. I STILL believe the lie that they are prettier than me... everyday. And honestly, it gets exhausting. I hate having to analyze every single thing- from "this ADORABLE sweater makes me look fat," down to "which watch makes my wrist look smaller?" It's actually really frustrating sometimes. And guess why? Because I believe the lie that skinnier is prettier.
Of course, we're not talking healthier is prettier, because that sure is definitely not a lie. It's truth. We (girls and guys) should strive to be healthy. God says to take care of our bodies in 1 Corinthians 6:19:
"Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body."
What's one of your favorite truths from God?
What has helped you stop believing the lie that skinnier is prettier?