Consider the Lilies!

This blog post isn’t intended to ridicule, belittle, or insult the dress of other Christians. It is merely a result of personal reflection. 

 I am not normal. I don’t care for fancy dresses or lavish shoes. I do like comfort and cool in the summer. And warm and toasty in the winter. I don’t want to look like a slob, but shopping for the latest styles isn’t high on my priority list. If I find a skirt on sale that I love (5$ for a skirt a Goodies!), then of course I snap it up.

 Recently, I overheard a group of ladies gushing about a certain type of dresses. How perfect they were. And if what they say is true, I have to admit that that style does sound appealing. So I checked them out.  $$$$$ Seriously!

$100s for one dress? 

If I had a bunch of Franklins laying around, I couldn’t do it.
Does that make me weird? Yes. Different, yes.
But is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I admit that I don’t fit in anywhere, and sometimes that gets me down. I want to be normal, but my brain can’t justify spending over $100 for a dress when there’re homeless people roaming the streets. Yes, we should look our best for God, because we are His representatives. But even though I have heard negative remarks from people, God’s opinion should be the only one that matters. So I took my self-doubts to Him.

Why don’t I have a closet full of nice clothes? 
Why isn’t it higher on my priority list? 
Why does it bother me that other people judge me lack of stylish clothes? 
Should I care more about clothes? 
Am I a bad Christian because I don’t have a new Easter dress every year? 
And why do Christians judge each other based on what we wear? 

God led me to Luke 12. He reassured me that heavenly treasures should be my focus.

The work of ministry is more important than its appearance. 

Because we ourselves are judgmental, many Christians are more concerned with how they appear, that what they are actually accomplishing for the Lord.

The number of souls won for His kingdom, is far more important that the number of dresses I have in my closet. 

So when you see me at camp, revival, or conference, and I’m wearing the same dress I wore last year, it’s okay. Souls are more valuable than a dress. And I’d rather be clothed like the lilies in the field.

This post isn’t intended to condemn. If God has blessed you with beautiful things, enjoy them. But don’t neglect the Great Commission. Don’t let things take the place of your calling.

Consider the Lilies.

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