Hey Ladies! First off, let me start this blog by shouting, on the inside of course, Happy New Year to all my sisters! I am so blessed to see 2013 and even more blessed to share it with you all, so shout out to God for working it out!
There have been a lot of changes since the last time I blogged. I think the month of December was my “Fashion Blues”. Sweat pants, sweatshirts and sneakers became my best friends. 75% of the month I just threw on my comfy clothes and spent time getting to know myself through the eyes of God. I got to the point where I didn’t care about fashion, makeup, consulting or anything.
Just recently, God showed me the importance of getting dressed to represent the Kingdom of Heaven, not to impress man. A woman of God should carry herself like one at all times. For at least a month I felt justified about my appearance because I spent more time with God and less time in the mirror. God begin to deal with my heart and made it clear to me that the attire I was choosing to wear was not for comfort, but it was an outward expression of what was going on inside. As God was taking me through my process of sanctification and purging, I thought that I would humbly submit, but instead I began throwing temper tantrums because I didn’t understand the change. Now, don’t get me wrong, this was not all about God cleaning out my natural closet, but my spiritual closet as well. When He started filtering me out, I felt naked, incomplete, lost, and totally without both naturally and spiritually.
All these feelings were normal. It was crazy, I felt like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden after they ate the forbidden fruit. I felt like I was grabbing fig leaves to cover up my insecurities, shame, and guilt that had been exposed through this cleansing. I know, I know, I’m suppose to give tips on how to dress like a woman of God, but the truth of the matter is no matter how much I dress it up and talk great about outward appearance; what’s on the inside will eventually come out and there’s no makeup, high-waste pants, scarf or heels that can cover it up. God didn’t want me trusting in my clothes to make me forget about my heart issues, but He didn’t want me going out looking like what my mother use to say… “Who shot John?” because I was still His child with a mission to draw the lost. He gave me the creative ability to put clothes together that would bring glory to His name. Since I was dressing how I felt inside, I was carrying that same apathetic spirit around with me. It wasn’t that my choice of clothing was bad, but the way I carried myself when I wore it didn’t represent the Kingdom nor the message I was trying to send other young girls and women about being that PROVERBS 31 WOMAN.
I also had to remember that since this is a ministry that the enemy will try to attack anyway he can and I wanted to make sure I let you ladies in on the warfare that takes place when you decide to do things God’s way. So, in 2013 I am excited to take on this fight for keeping all things Holy, mind, body, and clothes lol. Romans 12:1 has truly helped me during this season and reflecting on Proverbs 31 has been helpful as well. I pray my journey encourages you ladies and we press towards being the women God has called us to be!
Until Next Time!
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