fashion shows

HEY LADIES. (and the wonderful gentlemen who also read this blog. hey riley.) Guess what tonight was? That’s right. The Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Also tonight was an abundance of “I’m going to the gym tomorrow” and “Guess I should put down the oreos” tweets from dearly beloved, beautiful girls all over the internet. I truly hate this day because it makes my heart hurt to scroll through my feed… tonight I read about two then turned my phone off. Comparison is the thief of joy, my lovely ladies. I am so so tired of seeing girls compare themselves to stick skinny girls and wishing their body looked like someone else’s.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works a wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

“Oh no, she’s going to make this fashion show into some God thing” I know you’re thinking it. But this is so much more than just a fashion show, this is the state of our hearts as girls. Myself included. We see body type A with stiletto heels, angel wings, major push up bras, pounds of makeup, and pounds of hairspray… and then we set that as the standard for our everyday life. This makes SO MUCH SENSE! And yes, I do think that it is important to keep ourselves healthy and I do think that I should be healthier. But I do not think that I should be skinnier or taller or flatter. Although I used to. But God says you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Looking at yourself in the mirror and wishing that your nose was smaller or your shoulders weren’t as broad or your legs were longer or your body type was that of a Victoria’s secret model is like looking up at God and saying “LOL good effort but you made a few mistakes… let’s review my notes.” And this goes both ways. I know a lot of beautiful very skinny girls who wish that they were curvy and plenty of beautiful curvy girls that wish they were a stick. The grass will always be greener. In the end this subject like so many others boils down to joy. Being joyful means being content in your circumstances because you know that God is in the midst of it. It means looking at beautiful people on Tv and then looking at yourself and not comparing yourself to them, but saying “wow, God has made so many different types of people. how cool is that?” we are not all the same because we are not meant to be all the same. Song of Solomon says “All beautiful you are my darling. There is no flaw in you.” If there is no flaw in YOU why do you want to be someone else? Why would you ever in a million years wish that you were anything but flawless? So yes, take care of yourself, go to the gym, eat fruits and vegetables, but enjoy your life and don’t you ever wish that you looked like someone else. Because you are flawless. So, whether you’re 6 feet tall or 4 feet tall, 200 pounds or 90 pounds, redhead or brunette, 32A or 36FF, you are the only you this world has. Please don’t wish that away.

with love,

claire

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