I know it is important that we feel comfortable in our own skin. But only love provides that comfort. When we are filled with love, we transcend the body and live peacefully in the spirit.
We, believers, know that this world is full of struggles, so we don’t wrestle with it. Being accepted, liked or even respected aren’t our battles. Our only battle is with evil trying to keep us enslaved to the deadly systems of this world.
We know that the one who has loved us from the beginning was neither accepted, liked or respected in this world. So why would we?
God invites us to live in spirit and truth. He doesn’t care whether our bodies or genetics spell male, female or anything else in between this world fights for. He also doesn’t care about our skin color.
We can start living an eternal life – in the spirit – while still in this temporary body. But instead a lot of us are attached to the body.
And make no mistake, friend: this attachment is not just random. This focus on the body takes away the focus from the spirit and is just another way evil finds to keep us trapped in its many cycles of self-destruction.
The good news is that instead of wrestling with our bodies, we can choose to thrive in the peace that only the reality of God’s love gives us.
All we have to do is accept his love.
When we are filled with his love, we are able to love ourselves for who we are as a path towards who we were always meant to be.