I am #preapproved

I am #preapproved

#preapproved  #loveidol

#preapproved #loveidol

This morning, I went to my knees, asking God to forgive me for hating my body, abusing my body, loathing my thighs, putting my physical appearance before Him, for secretly feeling too intimidated by other women because of I have been so ashamed of me. For spending so much of my time and thought processes on how to look skinnier, lose weight, etc. For making appearance and approval from this world as a huge idol in my life.

I have struggled all my life with weight, appearance, etc. When I say all, I am not kidding. I was put on my first diet in the 2nd grade. This has been a life long struggle and one that I am tired of.

At 42 years old, besides weight, things are sagging and wrinkling.

The yearning of my heart is to walk so closely with Jesus that I don’t know what it feels like not to have Him beside me. I want to recognize the voice of God and the prompting of the Holy Spirit in my heart and life so easily that I recognize it like the voice of my husband and daughter. And, I want to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Today, I realized, not for the first time, but for the last, that it has to stop TODAY! I can not move forward with these idols looming tall and giant over me.

During Lent, I am working through Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee. And I am expectant of the change Jesus is going to do in me.

If you would like to join me, please go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Love-Idol-Movement/1396444470621134. There is still time. Join me in ripping down those things that stand between you and Jesus.

Comments

  1. Ooooh how I can relate. May their be a peace in your mind that passes beyond any comprehension. With Joy, Carey

  2. And because my typo is annoying me…May *there* be a peace… :)

  3. Well said, Teresa. I applaud your courage! And you’re not walking this journey alone. God is ever close to help and support you and we’re all with you every step of the way. Go girl!

    • Thank you so much. I know it isn’t a one time “lets stop this” thing. I have given satan reams of ammunition against me. But, I know, as you said, I do not walk alone and God can do so much more than I could ever comprehend. Thank you so much for reading.

  4. Janis@Heart-Filled Moments says:

    Your honest heart before the Lord will find its healing and deliverance. Very courageous! #loveidol

  5. Can you hear my wild cheering from Iowa? I love you Teresa! Your battle cry is stirring deep inside my spirit.

  6. dukeslee says:

    I feel this battle cry rumbling deep inside my spirit. Can you hear my wild cheering for you, clear from my corner of the world in northwest Iowa? I love you, Teresa!

    • Oh, thank you so much for stopping by and taking a moment to read this. I am so honored. Love the book so far. Thank you so much for your courage to write it and for listening to Jesus. I know this will be a tool to help set many women free. Love you

  7. Teresa – I too am “expectant.” Cannot wait to uncover and move beyond the things that hold us back from freely living that abundant life that Jesus desires for us!

  8. I know this struggle… I’m laying it down with you! Pressing in to all He has for us… receiving His Preapproval with you!

  9. You sure did speak my heart! Just wanted you to know, I stand with you Expectant for Jesus to do His work~ so thankful that He is loving, kind, and merciful Appreciate your honesty!

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