Bible Study: Luke 12:22-23

Hey, pretty girl!

Today, I wanted to shed some light on body image eating disorders through the words of the Bible. While body image and eating disorders have recently become more prevalent in media coverage, I think it is important to acknowledge that these things have ALWAYS been noticed by God and referenced multiple times in the Bible. The quote that most resonated with me is listed below – Luke 22-23.

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.  Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.”

Luke 22-23

This bible verse is so incredibly to the point and accurate on how we should view our lives. So many of us (myself included) restrict what we eat in order to get the “perfect” body and wear the smallest size of clothes. Not only is this detrimental for your physical health, but your spiritual and mental health as well. God made each and every one of us to be beautiful. When you use negative body talk and restrict calories to fit societal standards, you are not appreciating one of God’s beautiful artwork, yourself!!

I am 100% guilty of doing this myself, which is why I love this bible verse so much. You and I were not placed on this planet to diet and workout just to maintain a certain body image. Working out and eating healthy should occur because you ENJOY it, not because you feel pressure to appear a certain way to please others. Life is so much more than our clothing size, our weight and how much we eat in a day.

When you feel the urge to restrict foods you enjoy eating and talk negatively about your body, remind yourself that your purpose is SO much greater than your appearance and God loves you for who He created you to be.

With Love, Marin

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