TOPIC: BODY SHAMING I
Bible Reading: Psalms 139:13-16
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Genesis 1:31
Body shaming is the act of mocking or criticizing one’s or another persons physical appearance. For instance, a plus-sized young lady could hate herself for being that way. Some people hate or insult an aspect of other peoples body parts. This is an act of bullying and should not be encouraged at all because it leads to psychological and emotional trauma.
A lot of persons have low self-esteem because they have been body shamed by themselves or others. Our memory verse for today tells us that everything that God made was very good. In grammar, when you say something is very good, it could mean excellent or perfect. Hence, you are perfect and excellent whether you have a big belly, flat nose, big head or wide lips. God made you beautiful and you need to see yourself in that light.
The impression you have about yourself will reflect in the way you talk and act. Therefore, combat this problem in your heart through the word of God. No wonder the Bible says as a person thinks in his heart, so is he/she. When negative thoughts about your body come to you, look in the mirror and say to yourself, I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14 ).
Point: Think and speak positive things about yourself.
Bible in One Year: Luke 19:29-48, 2 Samuel 10:1-19, 2 Samuel 11:1-27, 2 Samuel 12:1-31