…"But the Word of God is not chained or imprisoned!" 2Tim. 2:9
I was watching a very popular show the other day, that is on network television, in the morning. There are four doctors on the program and each one of them represent a different area of the medical field.
One doctor is female, one from the male side of medicine, one a children’s doctor, and one is a plastic surgeon, or cosmetic surgeon. I think the word plastic surgeon is more appropriate, because that’s what they do, they inject and insert plastic in bodies to make them look younger, hotter, and sexier.
I see this as a very big problem, especially with the women in our world today.
The world breeds discontentment with ourselves, and actually with the God who made us, because it’s good marketing for the products and services that they sell and it makes them a lot of money. To the tune of almost 40 billion dollars a year.
After a women goes through the process of having children, or just the normal process of aging, everyone’s body changes. The world holds that, don’t you want to stay young and sexy for as long as you can, carrot out in front of people, and they run after it as fast as they can.
The majority of people that fall prey to this marketing machine are women but there are also men that go this route as well.
The under-laying factor in all these people is discontentment with themselves and their marriages and other relationships. They are insecure people that don’t want to be out of the loop. They want to be with the in crowd and they want to be the center of the action. Truth and reality are things that they struggle with.
My wife worked for a real estate company and her boss was a millionaire. They had money, two beautiful children, a successful business, but she was not happy with herself and there were some cracks starting up in their marriage. She wanted breast implants.
This lady is a beautiful women and in my opinion, didn’t need these surgeries, but she went and not only had the breast implants, but also the lip injections. My big question is why is she doing this?
Now everyone will say, it’s for me, or I want to look good for my husband, but is it really? With discontentment, comes the allurement of other eyes and the attention from other sources, that these surgeries will bring. If you are not content with yourself or your marriage, you can be sure, the world will bring some new sources to your door.
I’m not saying that these are things that will happen, but there are natural tendencies that human nature will follow, and you need to be aware of them and how they work or you will fall prey to them and just become another statistic.
I am a Christian, I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and these are situations that every child of God should be aware of. If you are only getting fed from TV and what the world and magazines are saying about you, and how you should look and feel, and your mind and heart are being molded by what they all have to say, you are on the wrong road. You will fall victim to them, not if, but when it happens.
Start finding out what the One who made you has to say about you. Find out why He wired you the way He did. There is a reason why He put you together the way He did. He wants to use you for His purposes and bless you beyond anything that you can think or imagine.
The world says it can change you and make you happy, but God says He wants to give you real contentment and real joy in living. He will give you life and give it to you to the fullest measure. Run to Him, and not to the imaginary mirror that the world holds up for you to see yourself in.
I was watching Jessica Simpson on the Oprah Winfrey show the other day. Jessica Simpson’s career started as a squeaky clean personality, but fame and fortune catapulted her into the lime light and the scrutiny of everyone. The paparazzi are every where she goes, and there relentless pursuits have taken away her freedoms and her abilities to live a normal life.
With all this has come the remarks of her weight, and her personal life. Jessica Simpson is a very beautiful women. She told Oprah that her current dress size is four. FOUR! She said that the largest she’s ever been is a size six. I’m sorry folks, but that is not fat!
One of the sexiest women the world has ever known was Marilyn Monroe. She was an actress and a women that was the dreams of thousands of men. Talk about beauty, Marilyn Monroe had it all. Let me tell you what her dress size was. Are you ready for this….twelve. Yes, I said 12! If Jessica Simpson is considered fat at a size six, what would Marilyn Monroe be considered today? She would probably be thought of as obese.
The attacks on Jessica Simpson as fat and the stereotype of how all women should look today has just destroyed and killed the self image and the self worth of a huge majority of women in the world today.
My daughter has suffered with bulimia since she was in high school. She has been hospitalized a couple of times for this problem. She is now twenty six years old and still has not gotten into her head how beautiful she is. She is, what I consider, a tiny person, and more than that. She has the qualities of what real beauty is all about. The inner beauty of the soul. Ironic, her name is also Jessica.
My wife was going through some pictures the other day, and found some of her when we were much younger. She was in a bathing suit, and she was looking hot. Reminding me of one of the reasons why I was so attracted to her. I brought something to her remembrance that she had forgotten. I said, ” Do you remember honey how you thought you looked so fat back than?” She just quietly shook her head in agreement. My wife has always been concerned about her outward appearance and looks back than and still is today.
The world’s view on beauty has changed a lot since the days of Marilyn Monroe. It has become a huge industry. The beauty supplies and dieting industry has become an almost 100 billion dollar a year industry. Forcing their unrealistic images of how a women is supposed to look on all women. I don’t care what you say or how old you are, this industry is dangerous to the health and well being of all women today. I don’t know why more women’s organizations are not speaking out against this industry.
Women are made very differently than men. Forgive me, but we are not created equal. That has been the biggest presupposition I have ever heard. Men are usually bigger, stronger, and we definitely don’t think alike. Women are usually more emotional than men are. Why has the constant pounding of these tabloids against Jessica Simpson been such a traumatic and emotional experience for her? They’re just words. They are not depicting the true beauty that is in Jessica Simpson, but she doesn’t believe that. Like so many women today, they have been duped into believing all those lies. They have not taken the time to look deep inside themselves and see the real person that is in there.
If you were looking at wedding pictures that you attended or were in, I can almost guarantee that the man would look for himself. He wants to see how cool or uncool he looks, but the woman is looking at all the other women. She is doing some comparisons. She wants to see how all the others are looking and how she stacks up to them.
All these lies feed into the already very unstable and very uncertain self image of all women. The health and beauty industry just capitalizes on this weakness and manipulates it right into their bank accounts.
Ladies, you are wonderfully and beautifully created by God. He gave you all the physical attributes that attracts men to you , but much more is the inner beauty of the soul that no man can ever attain too. The ability to birth new life and to love and nurture that life into a full and mature human being. That’s what makes you far different from men. Don’t buy into the lies of the media and the industry that says you have to be a size four to look good. Look into the inner part of you. That’s who you really are. That’s what makes you, you. Because true beauty comes from the inner beauty of the soul. You have that. God gave it to you. Find it and accentuate who you really are.