Summer’s Coming!

Ready for summer? It’s coming . . . ! Are you envisioning all of those things you can’t wait to do?

  • Staying up lateshutterstock_126592436
  • Sleeping in
  • Bar-B-Ques
  • Summer sleepovers
  • Watching movies
  • Days at the pool
  • Picnics
  • Reading fun books
  • Writing in your journal
  • Hiking and biking
  • Boating at the lake
  • Summer camp
  • Vacationing with your family
  • Visiting relatives
  • Discovering new places

And how about getting into those summer clothes? Your swimsuit? Will you love it or dread it? Do you feel good about wearing less or would you rather not go there? You know, there are some who don’t feel so great about how they look. They compare themselves with others and feel they don’t measure up. They try to cover up or hide so others won’t notice. Some even try starving themselves or end up in the bathroom throwing it back up. You probably know this as being anorexic or bulemic. Maybe you know someone who is, or maybe that someone is you. If so, just know you are hurting yourself, and that hurts God, too. God loves you and doesn’t want that for you. So stop and get help. Don’t be embarrassed. Talk to a friend. Ask your parents for help. You don’t have to do this on your own. And God will help you, too. He wants you to take care of the body He’s given you . . . to eat wisely and be active so you can enjoy the life He’s given you!

Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” And that means exactly that! That Christ can give you strength to do whatever you need to do, no matter how difficult. Just trust Him and see!

shutterstock_106049945HeartDream Chat – What’s on your list of summer fun? Do you need God’s help with your body image? If so, seek help from others, and seek His help, too. Then finish that list, jump right in, and have that awesome summer you’ve been dreaming about!