If you know me, I am honest to a fault sometimes. Sorry if my immature mouth has hurt you in the past, or heck even the present. Still working on it! But one thing I’ve always struggled with about talking down to myself, and maybe you do it, is sometimes the things you are telling yourself are TRUE! I am heavy and I do struggle with my weight and I’ve never actually been thin enough for my liking…. But just because it might be true, doesn’t mean it’s helpful. So here is the scripture to back me up. Boom.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. (Philippians 4:8-9 MSG)

Lauren