What is God inviting you into? Maybe He is inviting you to stretch yourself and work in ministry. Maybe He’s inviting you to commit to reading His word every single day. Maybe He’s inviting you to more silence with Him.
I excitedly took it into the dressing room to make sure that my $14.99 would be well spent. I felt that familiar feeling of hesitant enthusiasm, followed rapidly by dread…
“Don’t you think baby, I know best? I’ve been a Father for a long time. So call my name and I will listen…”
I was like a child pounding on her Father’s chest in anger and sadness, crying out, “why can’t you fix it?!” in regards to my life. I would look around at other people whose lives were overflowing… who appear to “have it all”… and I would feel jealousy… even a little rage… because if I looked down at my own hands they seemed so empty.
I honestly thought that having an unhealthy relationship with food, and being unhappy in my clothes was my destiny. I was just going to have to suck it up and deal because this is who I am.
I get it, Mass isn’t “technically” over. But I think before we go shaming and guilt-tripping and name-calling and judging… we all need a little imagination.
I hope you know that I have a deep desire to be honest and authentic with you so on that note, I have to tell you I was severely disappointed in myself when I get on the scale this morning.