Do you place more value on your clothes, when they can outlast a season, or a fashion spurt and still be worn and seen as appropriate for the day? I am personally determined not to let fashion trends dictate to me how often I should buy clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I love observing fashion trends, taking note of the creativity and originality of great designers.
As a woman, I do enjoy the fun aspect of dressing; I think it is exciting! I am also aware of the fact that maintaining my originality is also important. It requires me therefore, to pursue balance in my choice of clothes, it is not something anyone should take for granted. Your clothes can say a lot about you. It can communicate to those you have never met, seen or spoken to; it can communicate who you are.
So, as we explore clothes, fashion and design, we are also exploring who we are and how we want to be represented. What you wear can show to others, that you are comfortable in your own skin; what you wear can also show that you are unhappy, miserable or bitter inside. It can also be you screaming desperately “I do not love or value myself”.
It is important to understand that self-love is healthy, it is important for us to accept and love ourselves. if we ought to love others. The word of God admonishes us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We often feel that what we wear is just that, clothes worn, not understanding that we select our clothes based on how we feel about ourselves.
On the other hand, it is not right to judge someone based on what they are wearing, remember there are cultural differences and practices that heavily influence our way of dress. We are also on varied levels of knowledge and understanding and as we grow, we understand how to better present ourselves to the World.
I wish to inspire you to accept the value God has placed on your life; he sees you as worthy enough to die for, he died on the cross for you, so that you can have life abundantly. It is a priceless gift that is extended to every man. When we understand our value to God, we are transformed inside and outside. We can do no less but to make sure when we step-out, we represent the King. Once God’s perspective of you has captivated your heart, it shows.
Next time you go shopping for that new suit, dress or shirt, ask yourself if your choices are in keeping with your value and with your purpose.