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Seeing Beyond the Shell


For years, I’ve had self-image issues. I’ve been overweight for years. I have worked, and am currently working, on becoming healthier and getting to where I need to be.

But the devil still gets to me.

He feeds me lies that I am not pretty. He tells me that people only become my friends because they have pity on me. He tells me these lies so that I don’t see the beauty and value that I have, just the way that I am.
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God sees in me a human being worthy of dying for. He loves me with His entire being. And He wants me to know that I am loved just the way I am.

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I still need to work on getting healthy, but God will love me no matter what.

And everyone needs to know this.

It’s perfectly understandable for people to not like the way they look, whether it’s their weight or not. They may not be able to lose weight like others can. They may not clear skin or a certain hair type like other people do. They may not have the skin tone others do.

But God created each and every one of us to be unique.

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If we were all the same, don’t you think it would get boring? We each have something unique to us that we can give to the world. If we were exactly like someone else, our particular gift would be gone.

But I’m not saying that we should remain the same as we are at this moment.

Work on getting healthy, but also work on seeing people for what they have on the inside. I know that’s cliche, but it’s true.

See people for who they are on the interior instead of their outward appearances. For that’s what matters.


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