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SHE makes an impact


Personally, the only time it's fun to have several wardrobe changes is if I finally get the call back to model for New York Fashion Week or in the dressing room of a local Ross. Either/or.

Besides these two equally plausible situations, I'm a one outfit per day kind of girl. If my schedule requires it, I will lay on my bed, closet door wide open and scan for the perfect all-day outfit. Simultaneously, I'm going back and forth between tomorrow's weather report and Pinterest to see how I can pull off an Athleisure look but still be dressy.

If you just throw on the first shirt and pants that look or smell clean, you're probably like...this girl is doing too much. Probably. But for all my brothers and sisters-in-Christ who are fashion-forward (...or try to be), you know what I'm talking about.

Every now and then I'll have a Saturday where I'll have a morning errands run, afternoon lunch with a friend, and then possible girls night at some spot that I can't resist but want to wear my heels to. But if all these places are far enough away from home, I look at my gas tank and decide that I won't overwork it by running back and forth from my apartment.

So some how in some way, I find one solid outfit that can be glammed up or down with a jacket or heels and I set off for the day.

At the end of the night as I wiggle my slightly sore feet out of my shoes, I can't help but smirk at myself in the mirror...who says one outfit can't fit all...

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

-Ephesians 2:10

Like a well-planned Saturday outfit, God planned ahead of time who we would be. From the way you walk to the Dalmatian-spotted birthmark on your back. For thousands of years He spun the Earth on its orbit, mixing all of our individual opinions, personalities, ethnicities, and body shapes year after year, century after century. He knew that someone's curiosity would be the very thing that the world needed to discover new methodologies and innovate the next scientific breakthrough. He also knew that someone's laugh would be the key to someone else's happiness on their worst days.

When I sat down to really meditate on who I am and how that has impacted the lives of other people, I realized how much time I've also wasted in my past trying to be like someone else. Maybe if I posted more on social media, traveled more, or dressed better, I could impact the world instead of just the small network of people around me.

Your impact is exponential.

That's not just a phrase to put on a wooden slab and hang on your wall. I mean it...and I also heard someone else say it.

If I used my personality to impact just one or two people for just today, they in turn can go and impact one or two people in that same day, and on and on and on...

But when I am overworking myself to be like someone else, I get tired and burnt out really easy and my impact is impacted.

In 2019, I'm putting 100% effort into increasing all the parts of me that make me, me. That means my goofy is becoming goofier, my impromptu dancing is going to be even more random, my questions are going to get deeper, and my natural hair is going to become even more fierce. So prepare yourselves, identify the things that God created within you to impact the world and wear it all day!


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