1Corinthians 15:39-44– I Have a Thigh Gap

Not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for human beings, another kind of flesh for animals, another kind of flesh for birds, and another for fish. There are both heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the brightness of the heavenly is one kind and that of the earthly another. The brightness of the sun is one kind, the brightness of the moon another, and the brightness of the stars another. For star differs from star in brightness.

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible. It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious. It is sown weak; it is raised powerful. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one

I’m a young, active, lady. I’m 5’7″ and weigh about 140 lbs depending on the time of day, and day of the week. About a year ago a lost 20 lbs in approximately 2 months. It was unhealthy and unintentional. I’ve always had a more athletic build and never hurried to call myself slender. So, just like almost any other girl out there I’m working on loving my body. Some of the original weight loss was anxiety induced and some was from my love of bike rides and when the weight began to came off I hungered (pun intended) to keep slimming my waist. I’m not dedicated enough to induce an eating disorder but I became more conscious of my shape never wanting to see the scale hit the 160s or even 150s again.

So, I have a thigh gap. It’s not from starving myself; I’m totally healthy. My thigh gap is there just because it is. Some days I’m incredibly delighted that I’m thin and some days I worry about my health. But my body is a gift from God and I will forever use it to glorify Him. My thigh gap is a part of my natural body just as my joy is an affect of my spiritual body. My flesh is not the same as yours so don’t compare the two or attempt to mimic someone else’s. You are your own kind of brightness. Star differs from star in brightness.

God has sown the seed that is your natural body and your spiritual own. Use it to honor him and do not corrupt it.