Happy Friday! I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Each Friday, Lisa-Jo give us one word to write about, and we write for no more than five minutes. Whatever is in our heart jumps onto our posts. Ready. Set. Let’s write!
This is the word that I used to say to myself when I looked in the mirror. I am not pretty. I am not smart. I am nothing. I am ordinary.
I battled anorexia for a huge chunk of my life, and, thankfully, I have been in recovery for over two decades. However, I began to look at myself in such a cruel way, and I thought starving myself would make me look glamorous. Intelligent. Popular. And, I prayed, no more ordinary Lara. The more I starved myself, the weaker I became, and the more ordinary I felt. “Why don’t I feel better? Why don’t I look incredible?” Oh, I played those questions in my head everyday for over a decade of my life. Little did I know, I really needed Jesus.
Jesus. My Jesus. He was and is all that I need. He lifted me up, told me how much He adored me, and affirmed that I was His. Today, I am whole and healed in His name. And I am here to yell from the rooftops that Jesus is Everything. And He is definitely NOT ordinary.Written by - Visit Website