True Beauty

The struggle is real. I have been feeling frumpy lately. There are several reasons for this, but mostly it happens when I listen to the lies of the enemy also known as negative self talk. I focus on my perceived flaws and my insecurities tell me that I always NEED to use a filter for self-portraits, lose weight, purchase the latest fountain of youth in bottle, be constantly striving, working out (no pain, no gain), and compare and compete with other beautiful women. This mindset often leads to feelings of defeat-- I'm not good enough thoughts-- and self-sabotage behaviors.
Rather than using the areas I feel I need to improve as motivation to move more and eat less (although I have set those goals as well), I simply retreat into hiding in various forms.
On a positive note, my husband and my God are always faithful, encouraging me and building me up! When I listen to their voices, it helps me to feel beautiful and treasured. They look at my heart. Reading this book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge with you on you tube daily also helps remind me that I am loved and cherished in the most exquisite and intimate ways by my Creator.
 I pray you feel it and BELIEVE it too!