What if I made choices based on what I liked? And not what the media told me I liked.
What if I wore my hair the way I liked? And not the way the current superstars are wearing their hair.
What if I wore the clothes I wanted? And not the ones that covered the pages of magazines and are showcased on tv.
What if I made my decisions without any outside influence. Just me and God. No media, no history, nothing.
I wonder what I would like?
Right now you’re probably thinking I’m some weak-willed, trend-following, low self-esteem woman, but I’m not. I’m strong willed (to a fault, mine), opinionated (just ask my husband), rule breaking girl (and yes, I do use that term ‘girl' very loosely).
But we all make choices based on popular culture – seriously, is there any other reason for parachute pants and those horrible 1980s rompers — and the skort, lest we forget that fashion wonder.
Also, what about the bi-level hair cut, aka the Mullet. At one point did any one of us look at that and think – wow, that’s really cute. No. We succumbed to media pressure. I don’t know where that unfortunate trend started but EWW!
I’ve made lots of bad choices in my life – some of them fashion, others much more long lasting. Some were based on popular culture and others were based on bad decisions.
Many years of my life I lived WAY outside of God’s grace, but what I love about Jesus is He never stops pursuing us. And He never stopped pursuing me. All those years I walked in and out of bad choices, He was in constant pursuit of my heart. I love that about Him!
And all those bad choices? All I can say is every bad choice can be used for His glory and no sin can keep me from His grace. Praise the Lord!
Sadly, I did spend two years in the season of the bi-level (or, if you must, the Mullet) .
What about you – any bad choices fashion or otherwise?
I saw a speaker at church friday night. When she took my hand she said that she saw a warrior in the spirit. Me? a warrior? she told me that God was doing all the stuff in my life right now to bring me to the woman that I’m supposed to be, not the one that I am now.
which is funy. i’m on the verge of something HUGE… think missionary in the hood…. my earthly friends are telling me that i’m crazy but me? i don’t want to take the job that just pays the bills. i want to do what He calls me to be. I’m rambling. I don’t want a mullet — unless God tells me to do it… 😀
Many bad fashion choices according my children. Or maybe you can hear the sound of their laughter as they look through old photo albums. Will never forget the time when I thought I looked fine and my son asked, “Is that what you’re wearing?”.
I squandered my youth on the pursuit of the ungodly and made many bad choices even though I was saved when I was eight. I too am stubborn and have a rebellious streak a mile wide. But God will only let you stray for so long. After the numerous times of yanking me from the pit, I finally realized that I was tired of navigating on my own and in His marvelous Grace, He welcomed me back home.
We are sisters in the squandered youth — and in His marvelous grace! He is so good!!
Oh my goodnes…how much space do I have to type? Bad choices eclipsed most of my 20’s and early 30’s. Poor choices with regard to my character and my holiness. However, out of the those choices and the redemption I have been given by God has been birthed the Legacy study that I have written. Praise Him…He never wastes anything…not even our poor choices.
Hmmm, let’s see. Don’t think I ever wore a skort, but I did wear bell bottoms as a kid and all those jewel tones in the 80’s. Oh and I was a major purchase of Units. Remember those?