Shame is what keeps us afraid and hiding around our body image issues. When we’re embarrassed, we will do anything to cover our shame. Sometimes it seems like the easiest route to covering our shame would be to “get” the body/outside appearance that we want so we will be safe from condemnation or the opinions of others. But, shame is deeper than our skin. What often happens is that we may have a successful physical transformation, but the shame remains. Then it feels even more hopeless because what was supposed to take our shame away didn’t work. The only one who can take away our shame is Jesus. No matter how much you’ve been bullied by yourself or others for your body – no matter how much shame you feel about your body or your eating disorder or anything in your past – Jesus is the only one who can take away the shame.
Verse and Action Step related to Praying for Protection from Shame About Body Image
Verse of the Day: Romans 10:11 – Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.
Action: Share with a friend (a trusted friend, your husband, a mentor–must be someone you can trust) what you’ve been struggling with and how you’ve felt shame. You don’t have to share details. Only share what you want. If you don’t have anyone to share with – drop me an email at Heather @ compared to who (dot) me.
Want more of Heather’s story? Read Heather’s book, Compared to Who? Start reading the first two chapters free here: Compared to Who Book for Christian Women on Body Image or https://comparedtowho.me/compared-to-who-book-for-christian-women-on-body-image/
Ready to start reading the Bible more? Try Heather’s 10-Day Bible Reading plan on You Version here: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/29320-compared-to-who-a-10-day-plan-to-improvebody-image
Ready to get free this year and tired of the lies? Try Christian Body Image Coaching with Heather.
Learn more about group coaching which begins January 23rd here: Christian Group Body Image Coaching or https://comparedtowho.me/body-image-coaching/
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