The more God strengthens my faith and I learn about the person he created me to be through the power of my resurrected King Jesus…
This girl is a force not to be reckoned with.
I thank God that I love and respect myself. I realize I am not worthless. And I am a beautiful woman.
I praise God for healing my broken heart, my anxiety, my depression, and my eating disordered struggles.
I haven’t had a desire to limit what I eat in over a month now. And that’s WHILE dealing with a breakup. With perhaps the one person I’ve ever truly loved to this extent.
I am never able to eat after a breakup. Sometimes it takes months before I’m able to force myself to eat small things.
But I have NOT restricted any food intake since about two weeks before the breakup.
Change in my life often triggers relapses. I’m going through an insane amount of change in my life right now. Single. Pursuing God more than ever. Graduating. New job.
You guys. This is HUGE for me.
I also haven’t tried to weigh myself in a month. Give or take a week.
GOD IS RESTORING ME.
"As a Christian woman your identity is not merely a “Proverbs 31” woman. No, your identity is ultimately found in Christ. There is nothing you can add or subtract to this truth. Jesus is enough. While it is a noble thing to be like that woman in Proverbs 31, she is but a drop in the bucket of how radical and glorious your identity as a daughter of God really is. Jesus is the fullness of our identity. He is the ultimate standard of goodness, kindness, gentleness, resourcefulness, beauty, and love. He is the perfect One, not the Proverbs 31 woman, and we now get to share in His nature. Seek to reflect and imitate Jesus above all else. As you conform to His image you will automatically reflect what is laid out in that famous chapter. Ladies, rest in the fact that your identity is secure in Jesus and that there is none greater than Him."
— Amber Lowry (via breanna-lynn)
I look at what I could easily consider the end—the end of the most meaningful relationship I’ve encountered, the end of my college adventure, the end of everything I’ve adjusted to over the past three-and-a-half years.
But for every ending, there is a new beginning.
There’s the opportunity to experience a greater love and to make precious memories that surpass what I cherish now—a love that will be inexpressible as I’ve learned the dire importance of keeping God at the center of everything and have experienced the beauty of His grace.
There is love all around me, and there is much love needed here and now in lives I encounter every day. Yesterday and tomorrow are ghosts we cannot hold on to. Today is the day to live.
"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive."
— Hafiz (via psych-facts)
"Know that the more you feed a craving, the louder it will demand another bite. So choose which cravings to satisfy and which ones to starve because this is what carves you into who you are becoming."
— LB, The Guts & Glory of Grace (via dearmarieheislove)
(Source: aradicalexchange, via aboveallhis)
"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made."
— Tyler Kent White (via allwereallyneedisweed)