Perfect Body Ad It wasn’t that long ago I saw a Victoria’s Secret ad called the “Perfect Body”. They were trying to promote a new line of underwear. The ad was a picture of Victoria Secret models (which means tall and slender) lined up in their underwear with the slogan the “Perfect” Body on the image. Their promotion didn’t go over very well. I didn’t feel very beautiful after seeing that image because I am definitely not built like a Victoria Secret model.
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Pretty enough is something we all want to be. We don’t really think about it that way. We first want to be pretty. Then the ever-present question rises to the surface when we finally decide we are pretty. AM I PRETTY ENOUGH?
Angry over a situation? Did you have anything to do with the situation being what it is? Too many times I have gotten angry over a situation in my life only to look back at the very beginning of it and realize I created it. Not intentionally of course, but trying to make something work out that I really wanted. If I look at the heart of my efforts to work out my situation, I also see my lack of trust and confidence in God.
Would you say you are a slave to your emotions or are you managing emotions well? Does managing emotions seem impossible because your life is out of control? There is a no name woman in the Bible known as “slave girl”. Her story is found in Acts 16: 16-19.
My constant emotional eating was a cry signaling a deprivation from within. There were so many outside indicators of an internal starvation. However, I was neither able to see nor understand the magnitude of what was going on. It was alarming yet, no one noticed. To the world around me I appeared normal, but looking back I see clearly how I was drowning in heartache and brokenness. Food came to my rescue.
Depressed was clearly the state of mind Hannah found herself in. So depressed that she identified herself saying, “I am a woman of sorrowful spirit.” Hannah had good reason to be depressed. She was married to a man, Elkanah, who had another wife named Peninnah. This in itself would be a bad situation to be in, but not so uncommon for their day. The other woman was identified in the Bible as Hannah’s rival. The other woman is always the rival, the one who torments even if it is only …
AM I CRAZY? is a question many clients in counseling ask. They are frustrated. They find themselves in the same situation over and over again. They believe that their whole situation falls on them. So they find themselves repeatedly asking themselves, AM I CRAZY?. Many of these clients could be labeled with a disorder because of their behavior. Is labeling someone with a disorder always the best thing? I don’t believe so. Wrongly Identified, Wrongly Answers the Question: AM I CRAZY? Don’t get me wrong. I have studied mental …
Emotional wreck is a false identity label! So many times we identify ourselves with how we feel. Usually we feel a certain way based on a response or reaction to an emotion elicited from a particular situation or circumstances in our life. If that situation or those circumstances continue for a long time and we stay in that state of experiencing deep feelings causing an outward response, we are more likely to identify ourselves as an emotional wreck. You are not an emotional wreck! We are not the sum …
Feeling Overwhelmed With Life? Many times we wear a label someone else placed on us. Maybe a parent spoke something over our life. Maybe a major (good or bad) event happened in our life and we identify ourselves based on that event. Maybe people have identified us based on background, family, or some other factor we had nothing to do with.
Priority is what is the best or of the greatest importance. Sometimes we get our priorities mixed up, like in the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10:38-42.