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When you go as far to get as thin as those girls in those thinspiration pictures you’ve given up everything to be skinny.

I know girls are willing. I see the posters, I hear the talk. You’ve been cheated. Skinny will give you nothing in return. Skinny will lure you, lie to you, and cheat you.

Skinny will cheat you out of:

  • Being strong enough to do your favorite things- You will be too weak to accomplish things.
  • Having close relationships- Skinny dominates and leaves no room for healthy friendships or relationships
  • Being honest- You’ve been lied too, and somewhere deep down, you know something isn’t right. You will lie to everyone you know. You will be paranoid.
  • Peace of mind- You will be obsessed with how you look. The fat you believe you have will drive you mad. It will make you feel sick.
  • Joy- You only see darkness.
  • Skinny will cheat you out of being you. All of the sudden your personality takes on something new and different and dark. Skinny becomes your identity, but gives nothing in return.
  • Life. – Skinny will consume you in every way possible. If you give everything to be skinny, you’re giving up your family, friends, hobbies, skinny becomes your religion, skinny owns your mind, your heart, your strength and your body. You will struggle to get any of it back, and it could kill you.

This is what lies behind those thinspiration pictures.

Starvation kills. Don’t let thinspiration make you believe that starvation can give you life.

Everyone gives themselves to something. We all have an obsession. And many of us feel empty. Our obsessions cannot satisfy, or we feel that we cannot satisfy them. I believe God, who is the founder and creator of the Universe, can satisfy. He is big enough to fill the void and He is true enough to fulfill us.

I couldn’t take my life back for myself. Skinny had too strong of a grasp on me. So I prayed that Jesus would take my life for himself. In that moment everything changed.

The Word of God is INSPIRING:

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”- Luke 10:27

When you give yourself to Jesus instead of skinny:

  • You will have strength-  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”- Phillipians 4:13
  • You will have love not paranoia or obsession or fear- you will be able to be close to family, friends, and God
  • You will be able to stop telling lies- You become real. You will no longer be guarded by lies but by truth (which cannot crumble beneath you, it is a firm foundation).
  • You will have peace of mind- “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:7. You will be guarded in your heart and mind from other lies that will try to tear you down and you will know the truth. That you are loved, that you are cherished, that you are worth it, that you can conquer, that God has called you and that you belong to Him and He will never harm you, but guard you.
  • You will be you. “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”- Genesis 2:7, “Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?”- Deauteronomy 32:6b. God made you exactly to be you. You will be more you in Christ, than you could ever be without him. He will give you the identity of being a treasure, of being innocent, of being strong, of being joyful, and of being YOU.
  • You will be given life:

” But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”- Isaiah 43:1. God made you. Israel was a tribe God picked, and they did not follow his ways and yet he loved them. You’ve never gone too far for God. You have been redeemed. And your name, in the culture of the Bible is your identity, SPECIFICALLY YOU can belong to God, be yourself, and claim life.

“Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”-Romans 8:2. This means that when you give your life to Jesus instead of skinny (which will lead you to death) he will give you more life. He will set you free from the prisons of your eating disorder.

#skinnyisalie #truthwillsetyoufree

Stop being cheated, start being inspired

-Merry

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