- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On December 3, 2016
- 50 Comments
Hi, hi! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Want to do some self-loving and thank God who made me and you in His image. We look different but we’re all special in our own unique ways because we were exquisitely made by the Master Craftsman of the Universe, God Almighty Himself. And although sin came to separate us from Him, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place and reconcile us to Him if we believe and accept Him.
Lately, I’ve filled up some, weightwise. Naturally, this has elicited different reactions from myself and people around me. Some warn me to do whatever I can to watch it. I tell myself I need to go further and get back my thin self. Others say I look better now. But sometimes, torn between the various opinions, I often wonder who’s right and who’s wrong.
The funny part is that the weight is more obvious with certain kinds of outfits. I tied a wrapper (what we call buba in my country) to church recently and the pix I took later showed a slim me. Also, when I wear some skirts cut in what tailors call six or eight-pieces patterns, I look slender. But in some skirts and gowns, I look close to rotund. Lol!
But the bottomline is: I’m still me. Bigger or smaller, I’m still me: fearfully and wonderfully made. As long as I don’t get so large that I endanger my health, I shouldn’t feel terrible because I added some kilogrammes. Life is in stages. We may not go through all the stages looking the same, but we are still as precious in God’s sight as we always were and so should we be in ours.
We can do the necessary to keep fit but we shouldn’t let a change in weight adversely affect our self-esteem. We should always remember that we WE ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE!!! Glory to God!!!
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