In case you haven’t turned on your TV this week, or been online or on social media at all, then I’m sure you’ve heard about what the sweetheart of “America’s First Family” did recently.
But good old’ Kim K posted a fully nude selfie on Instagram with just two minuscule black bars covering her goods.
Now. This is not going to be some bashing of Ms. Kardashian West. Frankly, she’s like cilantro: you either love her or you hate her.
I, however, am in the indifferent camp. I frankly don’t care one way or the other about her or her shenanigans.
But, this photo has caused quite the stir. I mean, even the great Bette Midler has chimed in with disapproval.
Personally, I wasn’t surprised. (Let’s remember how she got her fame, ladies and gentlemen.)
I could go on and on about how she has a responsibility to be a good role model. That she’s a mother and should be setting a good example for her children. How she’s objectifying herself. Being attention-seeking. Whatever. No. You can read about those things from any other myriad of blogs.
You see, what struck me about the picture — and yes, it popped up in my feed, so I saw it — was the caption.
She took the picture in her bathroom (obvs.) and said “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL”
First of all: nice use of the correct “you’re.” Props, Kimmy.
But here’s what I’d like to suggest:
You don’t have anything to wear…
Dear Kim: how about you try reading Ephesians 6:11.
“Put on your full armor of God.”
Bet you didn’t see that one coming! 🙂
I know, I know. Probably some eye rolls. That’s okay. I’ll take `em. This is one of my favorite passages.
“Be strong in the Lord and mighty in His power….Put on the belt of Truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the gospel so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith…Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.“
This passage really hits home for me. If you didn’t know, young women in recovery from eating disorders refer to themselves as “ED Warriors” — attacking ED and all his lies and advances. So all through my recovery and my weight restoration, I would often reflect on that vivid imagery.
It drums up so much strength. Power. Courage. It reminds me that with God, there is nothing I can’t handle. I envisioned myself putting on all those heavy pieces of armor, ready for battle. Because a battle it was.
We all have fights we have to be “suited up” for. Yours might not be recovery from anorexia, but we all have something that we’re up against. Whether it’s losing your job. Being bullied. Battling an addiction. Depression and loneliness. Or even “just” the stresses of day to day life. It is a battle out there.
We have been given the armor of God.
Yes, God will protect us and take care of us, but He’s also given us the tools – the armor – to empower us to be able to fight for ourselves too.
We’re not simply passive recipients of grace. We can stand up and fight the good fight for ourselves — and others.
Guarding my heart with His Truth. Dwelling in the Word of God. Staying grounded in His Peace. Guarding myself with Faith. If there was ever a “recipe” for recovery, or a life lived in abundance, that would be it.
Anywho, I will wrap this up so as not to get too heavy here for a Thursday night.
So Kim, I’m calling your buff…err…bluff. You always have something to wear.