Wow! What a difference 7 years makes.
The woman on the left was 20 pounds overweight, full of insecurities, suffering from anxiety, depression, and digestive issues. The woman on the right still has days where she deals with anxiety and depression, but the main difference is that the woman on the left struggled with finding her worth and value in what the scales said and what others thought about her.
The woman on the right has since learned that as a child of God, her worth and value are in what He says about her. I have been a Christian since I was 15 and I am now 46 years old. It has taken me 31 years, and many difficulties in my Christian walk, to fully trust God’s word and what He says about me. Once I finally got to the point where I was leaning on God and seeing myself the way that He sees me, then I started taking better care of myself by eating better, taking supplements, and even seeing a Christian counselor. And, over time, I noticed the weight started coming off without much effort.
I’m not where I want to be weight wise since I still have a few more inches that I would like to lose. However, I am finally at a place in my life where I am not letting what the size of my clothes or the numbers on the scale say about my self-worth. I’ve also noticed that the more time I spend building my relationship with God, the more confidence and peace I have.