I am pretty confident that if the women in my family had a mantra, this would be it: “My butt is too big.” To this I say, “really, you think so?” because apparently the rest of world now thinks butts need to be bigger. Oh no, wait. Let me clarify. If you have a flat butt you need to work hard to somehow make it bigger and if you have a plump booty you need to work hard to somehow make it smaller. Its madness!
Booty inserts?!?! What has this world come to? We are literally spinning young women into a downward spiral of confusing and unobtainable messages.
Look at her face on the left. “Oh sadness, my butt is too small.” Pout. Now on the right. “OH happiness! I have now found permanent contentment because these chicken cutlet inserts make my butt look perfectly plump. Yay! Now I will eat a gigantic lollipop.” This is the craziness that is poisoning our self worth.
I say, who cares what your butt looks like? Who cares what size it is? What or who has caused us to even look that closely? More importantly why do we trust a culture that with one breath tells us to be in a constant state of perpetual fitness and with the next breath sells us butt inserts? “They,” whoever “they” are, are not worthy of our trust.
Today, I can honestly say I am so thankful for padded panties, booty pads, bubble body wear, and (my favorite) booty pop undies. It is a friendly reminder for me to be thankful for just the way that I am. After all, given the choice of either always being content or always needing fixing…I choose always being content.
But it isn’t always that simple is it? I mean we want it to be and many times we tell ourselves all the right things. “You are perfect just the way you are” or “Be thankful for the body God gave you.” It is a great start. One that I think is important to constantly go back to. But if you are like me you need contentment and then distraction.
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” 1 Timothy 6:5-7
And there it is. My secret to real, honest to goodness, penetrate down to your bones Contentment. A sprinkle of contentment with a dash of Godly focus and you are on your way to lasting confidence and security. Instead of letting your brain stew over your butt with the “what to love and what not to love’s” go to God’s Word and dwell in it for awhile. Or maybe share with someone your struggle and have them pray for your. Or maybe just throw on some music and sing to Your King. Now that is a plan that deserves trust, reverence, and brain power. After all, “we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.” Not even your booty pop panties.