Fringe is big this season, ONCE AGAIN, and I’m loving it. If you follow me on Instagram (as you should), then you would’ve seen my comparison to these shoes. The JustFab Boutique pair are half the price of my Zara pair. Who knew? Now you do!
But I didn’t come to talk about clothes today. I want to discuss convictions.
Yesterday’s post unsurprisingly received so much feedback; it was even reposted on so many Instagram pages. And while I’m extremely grateful for the love and support, I cannot ignore the very reason why it received such feedback.
I mean, let’s face it. What is so spectacular about the dress? Was it the color? The length? The zippers that you can barely see?
It was the fact that it highlighted every curve on my body. E V E R Y S I N G L E O N E. I mean the dress was so dang tight, you could see the imprint of my waist beads (which culturally, by the way, should be equally as disguised as your underwear. )
So back to this dress.
I tried it on at H&M before purchasing. And in the fitting room I was immediately convicted by the Holy Spirit. “Christina, you have no business wearing this dress.”
“Why God? All the Instagram models who are way more curvier than me wear way tighter dresses?”
I even went on to mention to my sister Jackie, who was in H&M with me, that I felt the dress was too tight and couldn’t think of a place other than the club I could wear it to (those days are long gone). But I ignored that conviction…as well as the one right before clicking “publish” on WordPress ; or “Share” on Instagram/FB/Twitter (shameless plug; follow me lol).
So what does this all mean?
Does it mean every woman who wears tight dresses & reveal their curves sinning? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Some woman are so dang curvy even the baggiest sweatpants couldn’t hide their blessings.
What I mean is that every believer has convictions that should NEVER be ignored.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father. [Galatians 4:6 ]
Yes- Every believer has their OWN personal convictions. And I truly believe that God gives us each different portions of Grace (see Ephesians 4:7). We can’t ignore this still Voice in our head. Its God advising us, encouraging us, and rebuking us! After so much ignoring, He speaks less and less. And at some point, we might find ourselves in the darkness!
Now will I delete the post? Nope haha. But I will sell the dress on poshmark or donate the dress to my much slimmer godsister. (Not you Desiree, you got hips girl! Caresse can have it 🙂 )
Scriptures to meditate on:
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. [Galatians 5:16]
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [Romans 12:1]
Hope you were encouraged by this post. Would love to know your thoughts… Considering you read it.
As always… I hope God blesses you!