…"But the Word of God is not chained or imprisoned!" 2Tim. 2:9
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.