How To Be Okay As The Wimpy In A Hefty World

wimpy in hefty world

Hefty!  Hefty!  Hefty!” she bellowed.  For emphasis, she pounded on all three desks surrounding me, including her own.  The other girls started to giggle.  I knew it was coming.  I could see the flash of cruelty in her eyes.

Wimpy!  Wimpy!  Wimpy!” she declared as she pounded three times on my desk.  Giggling erupted from the girls in our corner of the 3rd grade classroom.

I rolled my eyes. It was mean. This girl had set her sites on knobby kneed, curly haired, freckle faced, me. I was not happy about it.  I turned my head towards the teacher and ignored her.  I wouldn’t give her the satisfaction of shaking me.

This mean girl wrote on my heart that day.  Not because what she said was truth but because I just wanted her to like meYes, even her.

We all want to be liked.  What others say about us is important to us.  We mull it over, stew on it, and often times, keep it.  Even if it doesn’t hold any truth.

Because we fear that it might hold just a thimble of truth about us and who we are.

What we often fail to remember is it’s not what others say about us that matters.

What God says about you matters.

God says He created our inmost being and knit us in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13 ).

He created some to be the hefty and others to be the wimpy.  I don’t mind being the wimpy when I think about David and GoliathDavid was the wimpy.  He didn’t stand a chance against a giant like Goliath but David knew that he was created by God and his stature didn’t matter in this battle.

We are who God says we are.  When life starts to throw messages at us that we know aren’t God’s truth, we need to think on Psalm 139:13.

I will never be enough in this world.

Thin enough.

Pretty enough.

A good enough writer.

Have a big enough house.

The list goes on.

I am going to be who God says I am.

I love the phrase: God doesn’t make garbage.  It’s a great reminder of God’s promises to us.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Declares the LORD.  Did you see that?  Declares the LORD.  The One and Only says He has plans to give you a hope and a future.  How can you go wrong?

Can you stand up against the hefties in the world and be who God says you are? Do you consider yourself a wimpy or a hefty? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Updated 4/1/2014


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One Response to How To Be Okay As The Wimpy In A Hefty World

  1. Those voices can echo long after the words are spoken and I hope and pray Mel, that when you hear them, immediately you would hear the Father’s voice speaking His LoveWords to your heart.
    Contentment with His provision in every aspect of life can help keep comparison at bay. May your contentment be great and your heart full of peace.

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