What a great title for a book right?
Does this insecurity make me look FAT? is a book written by Michelle Wilson all about helping women see their potential and build their confidence.
I feel like I’m overall a pretty confident person. But even while feeling pretty confident, there were definitely some things that Michelle talked about that hit home for me. Sometimes I compare myself to others (social media will easily let you do that) or sometimes I’m afraid to talk to people I don’t know because I don’t know if they will want to be my friend or sometimes I’m afraid to make comments at church because I don’t know if I really have anything important to add to the conversation.
So there you go, those are some of my biggest weaknesses. 🙂
I love how Michelle is able to share stories about herself so that you can really get to know her and see examples of what she means. And she is so funny! I wish I could meet her in real life! She is so great at expressing how many women feel about one thing or another. I think all women can identify with at least one thing she talks about and probably more than one – feeling sorry for ourselves, needing the approval of others, comparing ourselves to others, being afraid, being envious, doubting ourselves, feeling guilt, or feeling shame.
But she takes all of these things we can sometimes feel and tells us why we don’t need to feel that way; why we shouldn’t judge ourselves by how the world sees us, but by how God sees us. Michelle dives into what God expects of us and how to build a better relationship with Him.
My favorite part of the book is Part 2 which talks about choosing to be how we want to be. Changing takes a lot of work and breaking through barriers we create, but we can do it! I love this quote from her book,
“We are responsible for who we are and who we will become. It might be a scary notion, but it’s also an exciting one. We can–and should–decide who and what we are and will be and and how happy we will be (111).”
I think this is a great book for all women to read because we can all be a little more confident and we all have things we need to improve on. But as Michelle points out, God doesn’t expect us to be perfect and He doesn’t expect us to change all at once.
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