A couple of weeks ago, I had this horrible dream where I was in front of a bunch of people in a bathrobe, but no matter how hard I tried, the bathrobe wouldn’t cover me up. I tried sitting down, so no one could see me, but even when I sat, they could still see my naked body. It was awful!
In our culture, we are often so critical of how we look, and we put a lot of thought into what we put on our bodies. We want to feel good, and we want to flatter the body we have. But when it comes down to it, we just really REALLY don’t want people to see what is underneath. The need to keep our bodies covered started in the Garden of Eden, and hasn’t changed much to this day.
But what happens when we stop focusing on the clothes that we wear to cover our bodies, and instead focus on how we present ourselves in a different way?
Our culture has created a level of self-consiousness that makes it hard to focus on what’s important. We wonder what people think when they see us.
“Do I look fat?”
“Will anyone notice that I just worse this shirt 3 days ago?”
“My hair is a wreck, I can’t believe I’m leaving the house this way!”
Do any of these sound familiar?? Questions like these and a million others may flood your mind every day, but let me ask you one thing:
Do you even notice what someone else wore three days ago? Do you ever look at another woman and wonder how she left the house with her hair like that?
The answer is likely no. But I bet you DO notice if the woman with perfect hair and a gorgeous smile treated you bad. And I bet you do notice when someone dressed to kill in designer clothes hurts your feelings. You don’t notice what they wear or how they look, but you notice how their spirit made you feel.