There were two aggressive adversaries ganging up against me. They had similar tactics, but very different end goals. The first, my own mind, tried to dissuade me from feeling worthy or attractive. The second was consumerism, and its ploy was to get me to buy anything & everything.
Thankfully, though, I had a back-up plan. As I sit in my dressing room overwhelmed, frustrated, and in the midst of self-inflicted mental anguish, I remembered that my worth was not tied up in a size, style, or brand. Rather, I was able to recall what God says about me, and His words are not full of “Why did you eat that cookie?” or “Why does orange look terrible on you?” or even “You’d look better in something more expensive.” He sees me as I am, distraught, broken, in need of affirmation, and He calls me lovely.
Lovely. I repeated that to myself, and rehearsed Psalm 139:14 (“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.”) In an instant my enemies retreated, and I escaped from the fitting room a victor!
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