I was trying on a couple of dresses for this wedding that I'm going to this weekend. Every dress I tried on I felt like I had a different personality. Have you ever had an experience where you wore something so out of your comfort zone and you didn't act like yourself, because I know I have. There's these moments where I even knew that I wasn't even acting like myself. I had more confidence, and I felt like I had a completely different persona. Don't transform yourself into being or acting like someone you're not just because of how you're dressed. You were created to be you, you were created perfectly. You don't need to change yourself to please the world.
Clothing is just something that we use to cover up our bodies. But the thing here is that people think that your clothing reflects who you are, and it doesn't. Just because you don't own the nicest clothes, or dress the way society wants you to dress doesn't mean that you are worthless. Inward beauty is much more important than outward beauty. Do you know that God looks at who you are on the inside, he looks at your heart. He doesn't care about how you're dressed, or how expensive your new coach shoes are. You don't need materialistic things to have confidence in yourself. Let God give you the confidence, and strength that you need. Shoes, handbags, hats, dresses, shirts, and pants are materialistic things.
Be who you want to be, don't change yourself every single time you change your clothes. In today's world people don't seem to like knockoff items, they want the real things. So why do some people act like knockoffs of their true selves???
Colossians 3:12-13 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Every single day you have the option to choose who you are. You can even choose how you feel once you wake up. The next time you get changed, put on your true self. Don't let your clothing decide who you are. Whenever you are dealing with confidence, or insecurity, remember what matters is what is in your heart. Your body isn't permanent, but your soul is. You can choose to put on God, just like you can put on a dress. Let God give you that confidence that you need when you hold that designer hand bag that you don't even need. Be yourself, because God created you to be the wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary, beautiful person that you are.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.