My New Favorite Outfit: Only a Moment

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Only a Moment

A number of years ago I read "It's Not About Me" by Max Lucado.  I would definitely recommend it, if you're looking for a good read.  One part of it has resonated with me for years.  He tell this story about how he's walking with his four year old son, and his son stops to look at something. Lucado is trying to hurry him along (I can totally relate, by the way). His son responds to him, "It's only a moment." This hit Lucado hard and it's stuck with me since.

You can really look at this phrase two very different ways: First, we are only given some much time here on earth, only a moment in comparison to eternity, yet so often we're like the Lucado, trying to pull our child along (metaphorically or literally).  Rush, rush, rush. "I just want this day to be over."  But this is the only January 28, 2015 we'll ever have. Why do we want the day to end so badly? We have been put on this earth for a purpose...for a reason. We really should make the best of the time we are given, after all, it's only a moment.

The second way to look at this is remembering that whatever difficult thing we are going through is only a moments in comparison to eternity...and an eternity in heaven once you've accepted Jesus as your Savior. Sometimes things can just feel so difficult..and so hard to overcome. But Jesus says in John 16:33 that we will have tribulation in the world, but to take heart because he has overcome the world. We have Him on our side. We can get through anything, as difficult as it is, with Him. 

I hope you're encouraged by this today, our lives here are only a moment, let's make the best of them!

A few weeks ago J.Crew factory put this vest on sale for $35 and I snagged it up and bought it with a gift card from my mom.  I've already worn it a few times, but wanted to try it using this pin as inspiration.  I really do love the open button-up trend this year and I think the dotted chambray makes for fun pattern mixing here too. Also, let's talk about these  leggings, they're a super thick knit I scored on sale.  I bought one, then went back for another.  I have been wearing them non-stop!

Vest: J.Crew factory (sold out but check ebay)
Chambray: Old Navy similar
Shirt: Target
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot same chloe + isabel same 
Pants: Target same
Boots: Born similar

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  1. Thank you for this reminder today Ginny. My daughter will enter high school next year and my husband and I were just talking about how we can make sure the next four years are not a blur of activity. We have made such an effort to take vacations with her - that is our favorite time to just make memories together. Thanks for the outfit inspiration. I picked up this vest thanks to you and have been wondering how to style it! I think I will wear it this weekend(: Susan

  2. I love that vest! It's really cute with the polka dots!

  3. That vest is too cute! The print mix is perfection!

  4. I can't blame you - that vest is all sorts adorbs & cozy!!


  5. This did put some encouragement on my day today. I am loving the layers. The tiny check vest pairs so well with the dotted chambray. =)

  6. Thanks for this message! I'm currently falling under the "when will this day be over" category but thanks for reminding me to make the most of every moment.

  7. I love buffalo plaid, great with the pattern mix!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  8. This is a very encouraging message and something I needed to hear! I too often get in that "rush, rush" mode and my daughter has also said things that remind me I need to slow down. Being back at work in a high paced often stressful environment doesn't help so this is a great reminder for me. Love the vest too:)

  9. I find myself in the same situations....rushing, getting upset about silly things, struggling with life, but you are right...these are just moments compared to our eternity in Heaven. Thank you for encouraging us all and always looking so dang cute! :)

  10. Sometimes I ask God to show me the plan he has for me for today, the people he wants me to encourage, help or love etc. What he wants me to do with my time....tomorrow has it's own worries, right? I loved reading this today. You look great.

  11. Beautiful outfit!!! I like that dazzling bracelet...
    Jaslynn, Ecbilla

  12. I glanced at the opening paragraph and knew it would be something I'd want to savor so I saved it for the weekend to read. It was a tremendous blessing for me Ginny as your words tend to be. I am constantly trying to rush through my day instead of enjoying what God has planned for me and that is something I've been trying to think about and live intentionally with. Thank you!!!

  13. I love that buffalo plaid vest!! You look darling! Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring thoughts, I love that, It's only a moment. That's such a true and powerful statement that we could spend so much of our lives forgetting! Thank you for inspiring me for what I'll be teaching in my lesson on Sunday about why we have adversity!