Mirror Mirror....| A personal story of the demon within

 I believe the things we go through, whether good or bad, are to help others know God more. Unfortunately, when it's "the bad" you have to go through, it sucks...big time.  I've been wanting to share a bit of my story with you for awhile, but didn't quite know how. As I thought about it, what better way is there to show emotion and provoke thought than through photography?

I'm pretty sure every woman on this earth has struggled with her body image...but to some, body image is a demon that sucks the life right out of them. That was me....and unfortunately, it still has it's dirty claws in my mind to this day.  I don't really know what triggered my body issues, but I started dieting in 7th grade and it escalated to bulimia (or as I referred to myself, a "lazy anorexic") in college. Although, I have a relatively "healthy" relationship with food now, I still have a daily battle with my mirror. Some days I win, some days the mirror wins. Anyone who struggles with an eating disorder or body image issues (or any issue for that matter), knows that it can feel like there are heavy chains binding you. You feel so lonely..and tired...tired of fighting the same thoughts over and over again. You know God's truth about you in your heart, but it can't seem to make it's way to your mind.



....you feel like a prisoner to your own thoughts.














You can only see lies in the mirror. Lies that say you are useless,  pathetic, and fat.....no one will ever really love you. 



But you have the power, through God, to change the words that stare back at you in the mirror...

You are God's child and it's your choice to ignore the demons that are filling your head with rubbish

God sees you differently than you see yourself. If you spend time with Him, you will start to see yourself in a different way too. 



 Don't let your chains bind you. Pray daily that God will give you the strength to see how amazingly, beautiful you are. 


model: Chelsea Miller


Sometimes when the mirror is winning, I think of this song and start doing some fist pumps at the mirror....yeah, that's right, I'm the boss.


(video from you tube...)

1 comment:

  1. This was beautifully written, and I love that you share your faith, too! Lovely pictures as well :)

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