It’s Saturday night; I’m sitting here on the couch, writing to you, after a long day, waiting to watch the sermon that is currently paused on the tv. One of my brothers is playing the piano, another is playing some video game on a DS, the sounds of the night’s shows are drifting in from various bedrooms and the clunk of the dryer and laughter is echoing from the dinning room… I don’t know how I would concentrate if it were quiet! (Yet again, if you are on my e-mailer list this was as far as you saw last night when I accidently hit publish… uh, April Fools?… aaanyway sorry about that and here is the rest!)
This week I started a few different topics and they ended up not being quite what I wanted… so, as I sit here going over the various things I could write about I finally decided on this: the fact that recently, I made the decision to start wearing more skirts.
The idea has actually been in the back of my mind for awhile now… I think really starting when I met the wonderful Diggles family. The women of the family wore lovely, modest, feminine skirts and dresses and I started asking mama more questions then.
Over the next few months I caught episodes of the show “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” based mainly on two of the Duggar family’s daughters. Seeing their skirts/dresses was also very inspiring… Then this last week one of our candle guests, Miss Christine, wore skirts also… It is a very feminine, modest way of dressing and I just love the idea of it.
So… as you can tell, it seemed to be a reoccuring topic and I had this feeling that wouldn’t leave me alone. I wanted some wise advice/counsel on the subject so I talked to Mama about it and she agreed that it was a good idea.
Of course, at first it’s a little difficult and slow going… seeing as I don’t currently own many skirts… but, I’m working on that! Change (of any kind) is always a little messy in the beginning; trying to find the right balance and “work out the kinks” can be overwhelming. But, it’s an exciting change that I know will be worth it!
Now, I’m not saying that I personally think pants are bad (as long as they are modest of course) everyone is convicted in their own time. I’m not even sure mine is a conviction, I just feel as though it is something I want to do. I am so grateful for this time in my life where I am able to focus fully on seeking GOD, what He wants/has for me and my life and figuring out who He has created me to be.
In closing I would like encourage you to not be afraid. Don’t be scared to make a change. Don’t be worried about others will think or say… as long as what you are doing lines up with the word of GOD that is truly all that matters. I also would like to leave you with a challenge: this week, I challenge you to evaluate your life. Is there any area where you know you could be doing better? Maybe you are trying to convince yourself you are doing “good enough” or maybe you are intimidated by other people… but, at the end of the day the only one you have to answer for is yourself.
There will always be something we can work on… but, we don’t have to be afraid. God is right here to help us through it. Be excited about making a change in the name of GOD! Knowing that you are never alone and that it is the most important, worth it thing you can do with your life.
Numbers 6: 24-26
In Jesus’ Name