Why we’ll never be the same.
One picture, two picture, three picture four. See a flaw? Discard, do over… one picture, two pictures, three pictures four.
Self esteem takes a hit with every delete. A pattern is established putting forth just the best pictures even photo shopped when possible.
What 99% of us miss during this process is the work if the enemy tearing down our self image. Exercising the critical spirit at work and entering into agreement with the lie that unless you look a particular way you are unacceptable even to yourself.
Image it is all around us, often at work at the subconscious level. We don’t stand a chance, we are bombarded from the very beginning to perform and conform to a less than healthy norm. Children’s cartoons shape image, Disney certainly plays s large roll in this matter.
I took 12 pictures this morning discarded 9 why?
If you have read my bio you know I am transparent for the reaching, teaching even using my own shortcomings to help others.
I deleted 9 pictures for the following reasons:
Lighting too low
Forehead too big
Neck wrinkles (BIG ONE FOR ME)
Bags under my eyes (ANOTHER BIGGY)
The other one was better
I’m sure it was a repeat of another negative thought.
I know you have your own list of reasons to delete. What is important in this moment is to take a moment before the Lord. This is about identity; you are a masterpiece the handiwork of your Creator. Would you stand before God and question His work? Would you question His great love and the care that He has placed in forming your being in His hand? Knowing that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for YOU, you are going to deny His sacrifice for you.
It goes this deep, because the Lord cares this much and the enemy knows it.
Let’s go from selfies to selfless.
Prayer – Today I renounce the Critical Spirit with all its manifestations and fruit.
Declare and decree the following statements out loud:
I come out of agreement with the Critical Spirit and all of its manifestation and fruit.
I come out of agreement with the lie that I am not beautiful, smart, that I am not good enough, that my acceptance is based on my performance and appearance.
Critical and judgmental spirit, I am not your friend and you are not my friend. I command you to leave me now and I cast you out in the name of Jesus to dry and arid uninhabitable places.
Go ahead take another picture only this time declare and decree the truths of God and truly live!
I pray that God richly bless you today.
In Christ. Be blessed.