What's wrong with being, what's wrong with being confident?
Have you ever gone to dinner with your friends and come home from such a fun evening only to find out that there’s lipstick on your teeth? First of all, thanks, friends, for not telling me. Side note: if I ever have lipstick on my teeth or food suck between my teeth, please just tell me. Second of all, how long has this been there? And how many people did I talk to with it being there? All of a sudden, I don’t even remember how much fun I had with my friends and self-consciousness envelops me. Well let me just tell you- Story. Of. My. Life.
But I don’t want this to be my story. Because in this story, fear dominates and Satan wins. To be honest with you, this story is unfolding right now as self-consciousness is enveloping me about this outfit- specifically that little, pink neckerchief. As I put it on, Satan starts to sense my fear. He cast thoughts in my mind like “Who are you- Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo?” (Good one, Satan. Not.) This doubt sometimes sounds a lot like Jesus and I buy into his lies. But Jesus’ voice is so clear as He calls out to me, “Beloved, do not be afraid.” The Holy Spirit begins to transform the fear that once engulfed me and tells me to have confidence (fide in Latin means “faith,” so to have confidence really just means to have faith). With this new confidence- aka faith- in Jesus, it was like I was looking less and less like Fred Jones and more and more like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.
Having something on/in your teeth or wearing something you don’t think you can pull off are minor, I know, but having confidence in these small moments can help you to have faith during the big times. So the next time you feel self-conscious, take a deep breath, and in the words of St. Faustina say, “Jesus, I trust in you,” and in my words say, “Get it, boo.”
As always, there are similar items from this look below. The pink neckerchief and the white top are from jcrew factory (shocker). The light-washed jeans are from Gap. The sandals are from target. The leather clutch is from a little leather shop in Assisi, Italy (St. Francis and St. Clair of Assisi, pray for us)! Have confidence, have faith and show an outfit you thought you couldn’t pull off before! Pic or it didn't happen :) Thanks for reading!