How to be a World Influencer
Parisian. That’s the look I was going for that Halloween when I first started dating my man. We were going to a Halloween party, and "What on earth am I going to wear?" was the question of the hour! I already owned a beret, so when I found the cutest bell bottom pants with the Eiffel tower on them at the Goodwill my mind was made up. I would go as a cool Parisian girl and catch the eye of the cute Peruvian boy.
For some reason, back before eyelashes were all the rage, I decided to wear false eyelashes to complete the look. I’m not a big make-up girl, so carefully peeling the eyelashes off the plastic container and sticking them on my eyelids right at my eyelash line was no small production! When I finally succeeded, I felt like a bird with big wings every time I blinked. Swoosh! Swoosh! The lashes tickled my cheeks and eyelids. I felt marvelous!
Thinking back, I’m not sure what made me decide to wear false eyelashes. After all, it was Halloween, and what I didn’t normally wear seemed fair game for my outfit. It was fun and something different. Nothing wrong with that. I didn’t cross any lines and didn’t soil the sweet name of Jesus with those false eyelashes.
Yet, with Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been pondering, "How does a Jesus girl choose a fun and different outfit for all her Halloween festivities in today’s world?" The world will tell us to be daring, to push the envelope, to explore any and all options. But is that healthy and wise for our hearts and minds? More so, does it bring glory to the Lord?
Therefore, when trying to decide "What (Not) to Wear" I resort to my tried and true wardrobe questions:
I know the world is going to hate my list of "What (Not) to Wear" questions. They’re going to say it’s too narrow and restrictive and prudish and backward. But I don’t answer to the world, I answer to the King of the World, Jesus. May He smile and be pleased as I laugh and play in whatever Halloween costume I choose to wear this year, with or without false eyelashes.
Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors.
Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong,
they will see your honorable behavior,
and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.
1 Peter 2:12
So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
fully pleasing to Him:
bearing fruit in every good work
and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Jesus Girl. Wife. Momma. Student. Teacher. Confidante. Lover of milky coffee, dark chocolate, deep talks, lively laughter, and a front row seat on the beach at sunrise.