How many of us get up in the morning and spent countless time in front of a mirror to make ourselves presentable to the outside world? I have heard the statistics for how much money this countrys' women spend on makeup and it is up there in the billions as I recall. So we have to keep the makeup industry in survival mode, right? "We are just doing our part for the economy so what is wrong with that?"
Our beauty should be on the inside. We are not to be judging someone because of their outward appearance. So many spend so much time to try to impress others or to fit the worlds' image of what we think is right. In 1 Peter 3:3-4 says "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight." Now I am not giving us the green light to get lazy, overweight and sloppy for God wants us to take care of our temple to glorify him, but he does not want us to obsess over any area of life. Stay fit for God's kingdom not for your self and bring glory to Him in the choices you make as well as in your appearance.
When you are getting ready to go somewhere make sure your clothes do not cause those around you to lust as well. I am not saying to dress in a cape and not show anything but use moderation and think about why you are wearing a certain thing and women, realize you may cause men in your office temptation by your clothing choices. Who are you dressing for anyway and why?
Not everyone can afford the latest styles and why does it matter anyway? That is fitting into the worlds' mold. We are not to be conformed to the world it says in Romans 12:1-2 but we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
In 1st Samuel 16:7 it says "But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
So be excellent for God and be his 'top model' by modeling a tremendous life in the world around you. Do not worry about fitting in with the latest trends or trying to be cool but ask yourself if you are being his representative where he has placed you in life.
PRAYER: Dear Lord help us today to not worry about what we are to wear as it says in Matthew 6:25 but help us put our efforts and focus on being conformed to your image. Help the choices we make when we are getting dressed bring honor and glory to the kingdom of God. In Jesus Name Amen!