"I wish to be all that I am created to be..."

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. Colossians 1:16


Day six of this eating disorder awareness week focuses on the dangle carrot of our potential. This wish seems to be the unspoken, secret, lurking wish, just below the surface of our more tangible physically manifested options.

Yet, make no mistake about it, this wish is potent; it longs to be fulfilled - and it goes beyond the physical appearance.

It speaks to our purpose and our unchanging value.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made… Psalm 139:14

And, sadly, it often befuddles us with anxiety and fear, stating the lie, "We will never achieve it; it will never happen."

All the more reason why we need to own our part of being a good steward of our lives.

Notice I did not say a "perfect" or an "all-knowing" steward. There is much to learn; mistakes and flaws are a part of that education.

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church. Because we are members of his body. Ephesians 5:29-30

Nevertheless,

our unique, one of a kind value and meaning are worth taking excellent care of ourselves- every aspect. It's not about being pretty; it's not about being thin. Those definitions can often sidetrack us from our true, deeper purpose.

The challenge, indeed, is to remember, accept and pursue what our unfolding lives mean in the bigger scheme of things. Each of us is created on purpose, with purpose. Each of us will never be replicated.

Therefore, it is essential we tap into the mystery of who are and what we are to do with our lives.

It's not to pressure; it's to encourage.

You have no idea just how valuable you are...right now...as is. As imperfect as you are right now, is spite of you physical appearance, in spite of any obstacle, failure or sin, you are purposed for the incredible.

The Divine Creator has chosen to express His desires, will, plan and delight in you.

…I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure… yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Isaiah 46:9-11

There is nothing you can do to disqualify yourself from that Truth.

How do our mortal wishes compare to that reality?

May each of us embrace the supernatural, extraordinary of who we are in every realm.

May we, indeed, go from mere wishing to that actuality!

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Copyright by Sheryle Cruse.
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Sheryle is the author of
Thin Enough: My Spiritual Journey Through the Living Death of an Eating Disorder.
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