Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not My Body

1 Timothy 2 But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

Proverbs 31:30-
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Seeing as Madelyn is now 4 months old, I start getting hit with all theses crazy,worldly thoughts about my weight..:( No matter how many times I try to tell myself, "the outward doesn't matter", "I shouldn't worry about", "who am I trying to impress?" I still get hit with these thoughts, I bet I'm not the only one either (lots of us just had babies) Just a guess?

Good thing that our thoughts aren't our own,they come to us out of no where just like the analogy of the bird pooping on our heads. The world puts out such a trip on us as young mothers to have a "perfect body", Lately Jonathan has been helping me see that I would much rather have peace in my home and enjoy my girls, than be caught up in the pressure of "getting my body back", as the world would say.

It also doesn't make me a very pleasant wife if I'm continually obsessing about it. Jonathan loves me for who I am a NOT MY BODY. I know I will need continually reminded of this but it definitely helps me to get it on my mouth. What greater joy is there than our children! I know that getting help with this constant battle is partly what it means that woman are saved through child bearing


  1. Hi Molly, preach it! I may not have the exact same situation :) but Im hearing it for me as a young woman, the outward is a snare that I can easily get caught up in, when really it is so much better for me to be about my neighbors. Thank you for the reminder, Paige

  2. Hi Molly
    The song:"That's Enough" came to mind. There's always somebody talking about me But really I don't mind They try to stop and block my progress all of the time The mean things they say don't make me feel bad cause I can't miss a friend I never had I got Jesus and thats enough. Enjoy your children. God's Word defines who we are. You look fine. Diane P

  3. So true... I know this cause I've been hit with those same thoughts. They are straight from the devil. My body is not my own. Anyways... Ben always tells me it took you 10 months to get that way so give yourself at least that!

  4. Amen Molly, Good Reminder! Sometimes I think of the part in that scripture about beauty being fleeting. As I get a bit older and find a few more grey hairs I (by God's grace) will have happy children that love me and THAT to me is worth more than all the perfect bikini bodies in the world!! Imagine your life without your children UGH!!! Although, sometimes I succumb to the worldly idea of what a "body" should look like, I have my friends around to remind me of what is really important! We live in a different story where charm and beauty are not valued but a woman who fears the Lord is to be PRAISED. Knowing and being reminded of that, we can raise our children to fear the Lord and not to value the outward. There is definitely a constant war for our thoughts!

  5. Reading your last post brought this scripture to mind and it paints a good picture of what we value and what should be important to us. You won't find anything about the outward in this one, but I know what you mean as far as the battle goes. I think we are all in the same boat. I'm so thankful for baptism.

    Psalm 128
    Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.
    For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
    Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
    The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.