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?