Our society wants women to believe that they can determine their worth through how they look. If you don’t believe this, look at the models, the entertainment, and the amount of dieting products that are available at your local grocery store.
But, even if it wasn’t for all these things, a girl would gather this from how the boys in her life respond to her. They would react to the attention they get or that alludes them. And they do. We see it all the time with the abundance of attention means on websites across the Internet.
The sad part is that they do not realize the power they possess, nor the value of the gift from their Creator.
You see, just like the nice girl that can’t get the guy, girls in general don’t have an appropriate perspective on how much they are worth and what they should do in relationship to guys. Amanda over at Imago Dei transcribes an excerpt from a book she’s reading that explains that a girl (or boy) is worth so much that the Creator of the universe died for them.
You see, especially those of us who have accept Christ as Savior, we are not animals. We are children of God– and just as it would be foolish for an Earthly prince or princess to go dressing like a tramp or trading sex looking for a relationship, so we too pay a disservice to God when we act like the world. We are not of this world– we’re part of a kingdom in Heavenly places.
When it comes to how we dress, talk, and conduct ourselves, we need to keep in mind that God has called us. We are in this world, but not of it. Our worth is not derived from how many people ask us out, how much money or attention someone will pay.
And to prove all of this– who (in general) is the person that most want to see is the person that they haven’t seen. That’s why the Air Force Sargent was a draw for Playboy. That’s why so many old stars think they have to go and bear it all in order to get back in it. It’s because the fact that they have something precious– their body– that hasn’t been seen, gawked at, or worse– is something of great value.
So, next time you think you have to trade seeing or doing something with your body for a relationship, remember:
- You are worth enough to die for
- Your body is the most valuable thing and it’s uniquely you
- You need to protect that valuable asset– and you’ll see how your spouse treasures that s/he is the only one that has the privilege of having that great treasure.
3 thoughts on “What is Your Body Worth?”
AMEN, minthegap! I think that nicely summarized all that’s being said over at a couple of the blogs here. :cheerful:
So many girls and women feel so inadequate about how they look and they strive to better themselves to become picture-perfect and it is impossible. Hollywood advertises these malnourished models and stars and call it “attractive!” They look like walking skeletons, that is not healthy.
Take a look at J-Lo and Kate Winslet, they are not paper-thin, yet are quite lovely.
I am dealing with this myself and I know how difficult it is to maintain a healthy weight and I am avoiding the scale at all costs, because I did become obsessed with it. I am almost 40! I cannot possibly get the body of a 20-year-old no matter how much I diet or exercise. Most of us aren’t lucky enough to have personal trainers and chefs at our disposal.
Kate Winslet is gorgeous!
And, Leticia, you would not look good if you weighed much less.
You know – those wrinkles get beaten by a little fat 🙂