Fact is reality - 'but the truth will set you free'
Something came up recently that Got me thinking. In my previous post I mentioned how I accepted myself as being overweight. I actually used the word "fat".
Apart from trying to move away from the negative mind set fuelled by other, and the pure hatred that surges out of me when that word is used at me. I just try to see it as what it is. A mere word.
Words can be painful. They can be used as a weapons to destroy, but can also be used to build. Therefore I choose to use the word to build myself, not tear myself down. So when I used the word "fat" now. It is just a fact.
Fat - '(a person) having a large amount of excess flesh'. Why is it so hard to accept this fact. I do have a large amount of excess flesh, not as much as some people but more than some too, but it doesn't define me. It doesn't stop me from being me, and shouldn't. I am still beautiful, loved, fearfully and wonderfully made in every way, and that's the truth. People can sharpen their tongues and throw those words like daggers at me (obese, piggy, larger than life), but they just fall off. Those words aren't WHO I AM. So yeh I am fat! I am fat in beauty, I am fat in love, I am fat in kindness, I am fat, fine and worth it. That's my truth.
Ps 139: 14 - I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.