In 1989 Tina Turner turned 50 and she was oh, so fabulous at fifty! I remember saying to one of my friends that I wanted to look as good as she did when I turned fifty. Lord willing, I will turn 50 in 2015.
I had not thought about wanting to be fabulous at fifty much at all until about midsummer when Tina Turner again made headlines for marrying her long time love Erwin Bach at the age of 73. She still looks fabulous in my humble opinion and while I don’t feel the need look like the famed rock star I have been making some personal strides to take better care of my body.
As a Christian wife I strive to maintain a certain sense of propriety in they way I dress and carry myself publicly. (1 Timothy 2:9) Then and now the way a woman dresses indicates certain things about her values and morals. It’s important as Christians to bear in mind our bodies are the temple (1 Corinthians 6:19) and we are created in His image. If you are looking in the mirror asking yourself if these jeans make your butt look big you may as well be saying, “Jesus, does your butt look big in these jeans?” It’s been said you may be the only Jesus a person sees in a day so you want to represent Him in a good light.
I’ve been fighting a stubborn 15 pounds for a while now and recently turned it over to prayer through some friends. Confession is good for the soul and the very act of sharing my battle with others has made the task much more bearable. God did not intend for us to be alone and a burden shared is definitely much lighter. Jesus told us himself, my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30). As Christian women we tend to hold ourselves to higher standards that even God never intended to be so hard. We have to lighten up and accept the ease of His yoke.
His greatest commandment instructs us to love God with all of our heart and second is like it, to love others. What would happen if we spent more time focusing on these two things rather than beating ourselves up because we didn’t finish our to do list or forgot to get something at the grocery store? Well, I’ll leave you to ponder that thought. In the mean time I’ll be working on how to be fabulous at fifty! I think I see a vision board titled “Fabulous At Fifty” in my near future. What do you suggest? Comment here!