It was the million dollar, unexpected, “kids say the darndest things” question, that in all my years of motherhood, I had tee-totally not prepared myself for. To make things even worse, I was standing there with the dreaded bed head, absolutely no makeup, no Spanx, no peanut butter or dark chocolate to grab for refuge, and not an ounce of caffeine in sight. I leaned against the counter in my camisole and gazed into the mirror. The words that my little girl had so innocently just blurted out seemed to resonate in my ears, knock my Betty Bouffant bangs down, viciously attack my insecurities, and haunt me like a growling stray dog. “Mama, how come most people’s muscles go up on top of their arms, but yours fall to the bottom?”
At that very moment there was not one ounce of vanity left anywhere in my body. I felt completely unattractive. My entire disposition and personality began to change. The enemy had me right where he wanted me. I had allowed Satan to attack my mind and suck me into the violent trap of the comparison syndrome.
Sadly, over half of the women reading this post would say that they don’t feel beautiful. Yes, I admit that I too have been guilty of being held captive by the enemy's lies, the mind boggling, thought provoking, you just don't measure up untruths straight from the pits of hell!
How does one break away from this bondage? I have tearfully come to recognize that it is only through the earth rattling, life changing power of Jesus Christ, fervent prayer, and knowing who GOD says you are, that you can be delivered.
There are days that I have to begin my morning by taking control of my thoughts and saying, "God today I am struggling in this area and I need You to help me. Father help me to be content, and remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…. Psalm 139:14
Beverly Weeks is an energetic, Jesus loving- “girl-next-door”. Her inspiring, transparent messages are seasoned with a little laughter, candid real life struggles, and filled with Biblical truths. Often times people who hear her speak say the same thing, “she’s just so real.” An evangelist at heart, she has a love for her audience that is fully evident both on and off stage.
Beverly is trained in Biblical Counseling, an ordained minister with the Acts2 Network, & Executive Director of Wayne Pregnancy Care Center. She’s been married for over 20 years to her best friend Rick, who had no idea what he was getting into when he asked her to marry him, bless his heart! They reside in Goldsboro, N.C. along with their two children Tyler & Macy.
Hey Wait a second, who wrote this? I’m just a simple southern girl, TEE-TOTALLY in love with my Jesus! I love chocolate, peanut butter with bananas, Alfredo sauce, shopping, and consignment shops. Did I say I LOVE chocolate!
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