I absolutely love Sarah Jakes Roberts! She seems to be so genuine. I’m sure countless of other young women feel the way I feel about her. I follow her on social media in anticipation of the next inspiring thing she’ll say. She’s beautiful! Her spirit is beautiful. She has a wonderful supportive husband and is living a dream life… not one without problems, but one completely rooted in God.
One thing that I absolutely love about her is her ability to be transparent. She lets you into her life, sharing her triumphs as well as her flaws. This is a much needed message to those of us who have chosen to love her. Do you know what the message is? The message is that she is a woman just like the rest of us. She is not exempt from life’s hard moments. She is not perfect. She is human. And, she deals with insecurities just like the rest of us.
I can’t remember whether it was on Facebook or Instagram. But Sarah Jakes Roberts shared that she had a complex about her weight. Let’s pause. If you know this woman, you know that she is absolutely gorgeous and has a shape out of this world. You would look at her and wonder why she would have such a complex. That’s the thing about having a complex. Having a complex is entirely in our heads. I’m not saying that our insecurities are not real. But they are no match for TRUTH. We find truth by looking in God’s word and what He says about us. I do believe that we should always be improving ourselves. I also believe that our bodies are temples and should be taken care of to the best of our ability. That’s different for each person, though. You have to know who you are and find out your own truth in order to tear down these complexes.
I’m sorry. I got off subject. Let’s get back to Sarah. Basically, she was really small before the new husband and the new baby. Well, I blame it on her happiness. I was dating this guy years ago who at first was a dream. Our first few months together were like a fairytale. At the time, he seemed to be one of the best things that had ever happened to me. I just knew that I’d met my “Prince Charming”. During that time, people would tell me how I was getting chubby, and fat in the face. That’s because I was happy! Life was beautiful. I enjoyed every moment of every day with that particular guy. Growing up around older people, I often heard them say that when you’re happy, you put on a little weight. I’m not sure why this is true. But it is. Maybe it’s because when you’re happy, you’re not overly concerned about what you’re eating or how often. When you’re happy, you’re just happy, and have very little cares.
Looking at Sarah Jakes Roberts and her beautiful life, I KNOW without a doubt that she’s happy. You can’t fake the kind of joy that pours out from her. That’s how I want to feel again. Free. Full of life. That guy turned out to be a frog. But the experience of our beginning has never left me. If anything, it showed me that what I want and deserve is possible. I cannot wait until I am again so happy that it costs me putting on some visible weight.
Truth be told, I’d rather happy weight than starving myself because I have no desire to eat from being stressed out in a relationship. So bring on the happiness. Bring on the weight. I’ll take it all if it means that at the end of the day I am able to… JUST BREATHE.