How to Stop Listening

I know two words that can bring a tear to almost any woman’s eye. Want to hear them?

Swimsuit shopping. 

Ladies, am I right? 

I had to do this yesterday. Well, okay, I didn’t HAVE to, but they were a good price AND my mom had a 30% off coupon at Kohl’s. If you shop at Kohl’s, you know that it’s like gold when you get a 30% off coupon. Because you never buy anything full price at Kohl’s. 

Anyways, I’ll spare you the gory details (trust me, I don’t want to relive those); just take my word for it…swimsuit shopping is not fun, and I’ve not met many women who jump for joy about it. 

But why is it so painful? Because we listen too much.

We listen to the racks that tell us what size we should be. We listen to the ad pages that tell us what’s in, and if you can’t wear it, then you won’t be. We listen to that voice that keeps reminding us of everything we are and everything we aren’t.

Why is it that we listen to all the wrong stuff about ourselves? We dismiss genuine—and probably true—compliments, but then listen to and believe all the wrong things!

Ladies, listen to the truth about you:

“For you are God’s masterpiece. He has created you anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

So…what are you listening to? Are you listening to truth?

Because the only thing that’s going to make it easier—or at least bearable—in the fitting room is the truth. Not the nonsense you keep listening to. 

Approach the 3-way mirror with confidence this swimsuit season…just make sure you’re listening to the right thing!

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