I was reading in 2 Timothy 3. Talk about some real talk and food for the soul…
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Oh, the endless scroll on social media feeds that actually DOESN’T feed your soul, like the Word of God does. Social media can leave you feeling empty because you’re so busy mindlessly reading and scrolling, and in the process comparing yourself to people you know and probably more people that you don’t even know — which slowly robs you of joy, and you FORGET — you forget who YOU are – the beautiful, the divine soul created by a real and living God. Instead of allowing ourselves to be shaped by comparison and the opinions of others, how about we…
We need to spend more time in God’s word because He will POUR into our dehydrated souls because Christ is the Living Water; our souls that are thirsting for the TRUTH of WHOSE we are and who we can be-come. Spending time in His Word will breathe life into us because He is the Breath of Life. Christ is the Light of this World and His Word will illuminate our path.
Looking outside of ourselves leads us down many winding paths where we end up feeling lost and confused. Instead of looking outside of ourselves for external validation that never really sticks, because let’s be honest that validation doesn’t stay with us unless we own our identity as a child of God, so that validation from Him takes precedent over anything else.
How about we look to God and within ourselves to see our own inherent beauty because this is what sticks and we don’t need all that artificial crap that the world defines as “true beauty.”
I’m not saying don’t take care of yourself because that’s so important, but if we don’t care of ourselves spiritually we will seriously feel like we are running on empty, especially when things get rough.
True beauty is owning WHO you are and not trying to be like everyone else. Try that on and see how that feels.
Fill your tank with the stuff that really matters.