Image is so important, and many of us do not realize how our self-image subconsciously sabotages our success.
The nasty voices start creeping into our heads again, whispering hateful words designed to make us like ourselves less and less, especially when we look in a mirror. If you are a Christian with self-image issues, this is for you.
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Design Yours in HIS image because Yours is Flawed.
Shorts, tanks and swimsuits will soon be a regular part of our dress code as the weather warms up. The idea of stripping down has many of us thinking of tightening up all that jiggles, hangs, and protrudes. New year resolutions long ditched, swimsuit season brings a new resolve to finally fix our look.
Self-image is so important, and many of us do not realize how our image subconsciously sabotages our success. The nasty voices start creeping into our heads again, whispering hateful words designed to make us like ourselves less and less, especially when we look in a mirror.
- The missed networking opportunity because we did not have anything to wear that we felt confident in.
- The messed up relationship because we convinced ourselves that partner did not really like us because we are fat.
- Deciding to eat another FATburger because, hey – what’s one more pound gonna hurt anyway?
For the Christian, I invite you to join me in my upcoming workshop: THE IMAGE FACTORY. Designing Yours in HIS, because yours is FLAWED!. This is a D.I.Y. workshop with an optional Coaching component designed for Christians to finally step into the realm of stewardship of their body.
Your body, health, and time here on earth are the most precious assets that God has put under your control. Even babies know to call for care of this asset. This is the promise of profitable stewardship. Failure to do good with these assets under our control result in an angry,”wicked, lazy servant”, response. (See story of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30).
This workshop will have a heavy health and fitness component to it, but it will address self-image from embracing HIS image.
Genesis 1: 26-31
“Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.”
27 So God created humankind in his own image;
in the image of God he created him:
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Here! Throughout the whole earth I am giving you as food every seed-bearing plant and every tree with seed-bearing fruit. 30 And to every wild animal, bird in the air and creature crawling on the earth, in which there is a living soul, I am giving as food every kind of green plant.” And that is how it was. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good. So there was evening, and there was morning, a sixth day. “From the very beginning, God declared His intention, and it was that mankind was to be made in the image of God. Any other image you have adopted is an incorrect view of you. I do not care how you look, fat, tall, short, black, yellow – God created us and he created us in HIs image. To feel inferior is to self-impose that feeling. I do not care if others try to make you feel that
Let’s dissect this passage for some important truths.
From the very beginning, God declared His intention, and it was that mankind was to be made in the image of God. Any other image you have adopted is an incorrect view of you. I do not care how you look, fat, tall, short, black, yellow – God created us and he created us in HIs image.
To feel inferior is to self-impose that feeling. I do not care if others try to make you feel that way, if you do not adopt that identity it will not be yours.
I do not know who is listening right now, but if an Asian male who was 5-10 and thin was in front of me, and I chose to describe him as an African overweight female, without doubt he would be looking around to see if either, there was such a person standing near by and I was actually describing someone else, or if I were blind, This man would not accept this description as his identity in the face of his truth.
Why do you accept any other identity other than the one God gave you?
The upcoming workshop will help you work through your limiting beliefs and flawed sense of self-worth and identity.
The next thing the Bible tells us is that God blessed mankind, male and female. The bible never says God blessed animals, but it does say he blessed us. Beloveds, if you are blessed, why be stressed? Step up and accept your gift. Some of you are not reading your Bible, and if you are, you are reading it as if it is fiction, a story book, or a story about others. If the Bible says you are blessed, and you do not know it or believe it – as a Christian, you need to repent right there.
Next this text tells us”
God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the
Be fruitful, mutiply, fill. These are terms of abundance people. If you are not experiencing abundance in your life. if your life is not fruitful it is because you disobeyed this commandment to BE fruitful. If we are to BE fruitful if we are to fill the earth if we are to subdue it if we are to rule over everything, people these are deliberate actions.
You cannot BE anything if you do nothing!
If you are feeling anything other than abundant, if your identity is tied up in a sense of scarcity – you are not BEING fruitful you are not multiplyng you are not subduing and you are not ruling.
My work and the purpose of Debt-Free Wealth Radio is here to help Christian income earners BECOME profitable stewards of everything God has put under our control and stewardship of the body is the first and most important place to start.
Our body is how we do life on this side of eternity. Our body is how we move through time. If you are dead then there is nothing more for us to talk about, fulfilling your purpose, enjoying your family, enjoying God’s blessing and abundance is over for you. If you are ill or injured or lethargic or cannot move, then you will simply watch this happen without participating in it, you will not BE fruitful, or multiply, subdue or rule anything.
If you are sabotaging your success because you hate your image, all the money you spend on courses, programs and make-up will be a waste of time!
Join me in my upcoming workshop. This $47 investment will have a D.I.Y. foundation to it, but some of you may see the wisdom in signing up fo the coaching option with me, because let’s face it, we all need encouragement accountability support and yippee (celebrating your accomplishments with you).