I'd say that having this blog has really helped me to boost my self-confidence, and although I'm thankful for that I feel like I'm being reminded lately of what Paul said in Romans 12:3 here: "For by the grace given me I say to you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each one of you."
We are good enough because God says so, not because of the accolades or compliments we hear from others. I recently had a good friend at work comment on an outfit I wore very similar to the one I'm wearing today. I said I felt like it was borderline appropriate for casual Friday, but I really just wanted to wear comfortable clothes. She said it was nice to see me like this, as I always dress so "over the top." It really hit me. I want to dress nice for myself, not for anyone else. There are a lot of girls at my school who are really cute and wear nice clothes, but I don't ever want to seem like I'm out dressing anyone.
I think I tend to hold tight to compliments and let them define me. Most recently I was in our small group at church and our leader was lamenting his 32 birthday. I spoke up that I was 35, what's the big deal. To me age has become somewhat irrelevant. Those in class who didn't know my age commented they thought I was 27, 28, maybe 30. I've got to be honest, it made me sit a bit taller. I looked younger than my age. But I was reminded by the Holy Spirt: "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought." I've thought age was irrelevant for quite sometime, why did I care now?
I'm really working to know I'm enough because God says so and not because of what others say about it. I hope you all can do the same. Good or bad, we shouldn't let others put a value on who we are.
I wore this outfit recently to go see Big Hero 6 with Grant. It was so good, so original, and I may or may not have cried at the end. As for my outfit, it's one I could have on constant repeat. I picked up this tunic before Christmas from White Plum via Very Jane and I adore it with these leggings, also from White Plum. They're currently sold out, but they have so many cute options still available to choose from.
Denim Jacket: The Limited similar
Tunic: White Plum same
Leggings: White Plum c/o cute options
Necklace: Edith Marie same
Boots: Unisa c/o DSW same
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