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STOP THE MADNESS!

STOP THE MADNESS!

‘Insecurities are about as useful as holding a Grenade after the pin has been pulled!’

 

Upon viewing the internet this Morning I came across the articles that talked about the teenage girls and boys that have been posting videos and photos of themselves on YouTube and asking the public if they are Pretty or Ugly. My initial thought was, ‘What have We come to in this present day?’ ‘Where are We headed?’ The more I pondered this issue the more it came to Me that this is something that goes on daily with millions and millions of individuals and not only on YouTube with teenagers but with individuals of ALL ages in every area of day-to-day life.

BEAUTY…Or what We are lead to believe is BEAUTY is pushed into Our faces or pressed upon Us continually on television, in magazines, on the internet, on the streets, at work, even at church as We worship and if One is not Secure in who and what they are, they tend to fall for the BEAUTY Lies or they try their best to transform themselves into the Lie…

‘Her body is Nice. She doesn’t have a stomach.’ ‘I Want to be like that?’

‘He is built like a statue of David with those muscles. That’s what the Women like!’ ‘I Want to look like that?’

‘She has a Nice, Round behind.’ ‘I have to get my behind like that?’

‘Her breasts are so perky!’ ‘I have to get some of those so the guys will look at me?’

‘He has a head full of hair.’ ‘I have to get treatments or something to grow my hair back like his?’

“I Want to be Like…’ ‘I Want to be Like…’

I simply don’t understand why We are such an INSECURE species! So many of Us live Our lives uncomfortable in Our OWN skin and in Our OWN bodies because We have this belief or idea that Our skin, and I am not speaking of Race, or that Our body isn’t Good enough or BEAUTIFUL enough. (And, if You are One of those individuals living with this belief, My question is, BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH for who?’)…

We see someone else and We want to be like them. We are told that Our bodies should be shaped a certain way and We do ALL manner of things, even Life threatening things, to acquire that body We are told We should possess. We see another individual that We think or Feel is BEAUTIFUL and We long to look like them. We are told by the opposite sex that We are not attractive enough and We long to be like another. Some of Us are so INSECURE that We seek continued Validation from the opposite sex by flirting or putting Ourselves on display so as to gain that attention or that compliment from them and if We don’t get that compliment or attention We get the idea that We are not BEAUTIFUL enough and it compels Us to do other things to gain their attention that are Destructive and Disrespectful to Ourselves…

It’s past time to accept who and what We are Individually and STOP worrying about if We are BEAUTIFUL Enough or as BEAUTIFUL as the next Person.We were not supposed to be Carbon Copies of each other. We are supposed to be DIFFERENT! We are supposed to be Unique in how We look and how how We are shaped. We should do away with having to be Validated by the opposite sex or by others because that only leads to Wrong actions and behaviors by Us if We are not Validated by them…

VALIDATE YOURSELF! STOP worrying about if You are BEAUTIFUL Enough! STOP worrying about if You are UGLY! STOP comparing Yourself to Others and Be the Unique YOU that GOD created You to be. Don’t fall for the BEAUTY Lie that We have been told we should resemble, whether You’re a Woman or a Man because YOU are BEAUTIFUL just the way YOU are!

Don’t live Your Life INSECURE, My Friend. It’s No GOOD for You.

 ‘Believe that You are BEAUTIFUL and You Are.’

 

-PM Bishop

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Art Of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

The Art of War (Playing Up Your Strengths…)

-‘Everyone knows what they are Good at and we all have the gifts and talents given to us by GOD…Let’s play UP our strengths and stop comparing ourselves to others and trying to be like them…Being OUR Unique Selves!’

                                                                                    -PM Bishop

From time to time most of us find ourselves looking to others to find our Value, comparing our appearance, what we are, what we do, what we have and how we do things to others. When we do this we tend to focus on our weaknesses instead of focusing on our strengths, in turn, causing us to question our worth and if we are GOOD enough, this type of thinking or manner of living is not good for Self-Esteem or Self-Image because in this we all seem to ‘Fall Short’ and never seem GOOD enough. How will comparing oneself to another individual or focusing on our so-called imperfections help one to know that they are GOOD enough? It won’t!

In today’s Society, the Society of ‘You have to be shaped like this to be noticed,’ ‘You have to say this to be heard,’ ‘You have to eat this to be the right shape,’ ‘You have to spend this to look successful,’ ‘You have to look like this to be considered BEAUTIFUL,’ one has to be strategic, playing up their unique strengths and talents to not only feel, but ‘KNOW,’ that they are GOOD enough. This is not about competition with others because the only ONE that you should ever compete with is You. (Competing with another means that one does not feel or know that they are GOOD enough anyway, so do away with that mindset.)

This is the NEW ‘Art of War.’ Instead of comparing yourself to others and trying to ‘battle’ them by mimicking them, know your own strengths and play them up. Don’t try to look like, act like or be like anyone else, now if they are a POSITIVE influence…use some of their POSITIVITY in your life but don’t be like anyone else because you simply cannot be. You may not have the body build of another person, or the voice of another, or the athletic abilities of another, or ANYTHING of another but you do have what was given you by GOD and those traits are definitely Strong. If you have a Great Mind…Think. If you are Good with others…Help. If you create Well…Invent. If you Speak Amazingly…Talk to the Masses…

You get the message…

My Friend, use the ‘Art of War,’ play up your Strengths, stop comparing yourself to others and be You, no one else.

‘What are You GOOD at? What are Your STRENGTHS?’

-PM Bishop

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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