Wow! It’s been such an adjustment to look, feel, and live better on purpose. I took a bit of a break from my workout regimen to get my bearings over the weekend, but today I’m back at it and I must say so far I’m loving the results!

I know that I keep hammering this home…but there is indeed peace in His perspective-understanding, embracing, and adopting it.  To put it simply, what you think of yourself will ultimately impact everything you do and say.  Whether it’s positive or negative is up to you. I’m steering clear of the latter because frankly, I’ve been there and done that for far too long….and here’s a secret that you may not be aware of….negativity makes you ugly!  No, I’m not talking just about inward beauty here ladies….I mean it just like it sounds….Negativity literally begins to take over the beautiful attributes God has given you and morphs them into a scowl that repels.

Come on…you know you have seen it….

Bitterness is unmistakableMac can’t mask it and Cover Girl can’t cover it up because no matter what you do, what’s in you will show because it’s written all over your face-(yes if you haven’t noticed by now, I take every opportunity to revisit the R&B jams of my youth)

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Anyway…though that song was about a love interest…it is still so true….if you are disappointed, happy, or even jealous, it all shows.  And there’s nothing more unattractive than that last one.

Ladies, let’s face it. there are too many products, resources, and tips out there not to be the best “you” you can be.  Now we all have our bad days, but that should be the exception NOT the rule so if you find yourself in a slump of negativity I suggest you take an honest assessment of your situation.

Of course, if you find that the source of your discontentment is something tangible like weight gain, employment, health, or money issuesdo something about it!

Essentially, you’ve got to grasp God’s view of you….like Paul, it’s imperative that you learn to be content in whatever state you are in.  Now when he declared this statement, he was in one of the worse situations he could have encountered for his time, a feces filled prison dungeon. Imagine that! Can you say that you would have been able to say the same?  I pray that I would have, but honestly, I don’t think I could have had that mindset had the tables been turned.  Thankfully, my bad is NOT that bad in comparison with Paul’s troubles….and I imagine, yours isn’t either!

That said, you too can look and feel great regardless of the circumstances!

My thing lately has been believing that I am radiant and yes, that’s my response if someone asks me how I’m feeling! I suggest you try it.

I know that may seem foreign to some of you, but if you don’t believe it about you, how can you expect someone else to believe it? Maybe you need a refresher in what the Lord says about you…if so, try this verse on for size…

Revelation 19:8 (Amplified version)

She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white — “for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God’s holy people).

Ladies, I urge you to allow this verse be a reminder of just how precious you are to Our Father in Heaven.  This is the way He views you! You were once prostituted by the world’s way of thinking and living, but now you’re redeemed by the blood of the Savior and therefore radiantly righteous. So, yes I feel pretty because I am!

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