Have you ever looked in your over-full, bursting at the seams, can’t get the door shut closet and said these words, “I don’t have anything to wear.” Guilty as charged.
The truth is we all have a closet full of countless combinations of wonderful things to put on, but a lot of times we simply just want something new. Something better. Something more interesting and vibrant because we’re bored with what we have.
If we’re not careful, we can treat the Word of God like a closet full of dull, lifeless, boring, outdated clothes when really it’s a closet full of colorful amazingness!!! We can stand there asking God to give us something else, when everything we need is right there under our noses.
What did you get dressed in this morning? Anger? Jealousy? Unforgiveness? Fear? Pain? Rage? Worry? Anxiety? Shame? Bitterness? Offense?
I love the Word of God because it tells us exactly how to get dressed in the morning and even what to wear! You don’t even have to choose an outfit anymore, the word of God does it for you - but it is a conscious choice to get dressed in the right things.
So what are the right things? Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forgiveness and love. LOVE! All out of Colossians 3:12-14. Put those things on and just watch how your day turns out! Watch your relationships flourish. Watch unity and peace come flooding into your life, in your family, workplace, friendships, marriage and even within the body of Christ. Choose the right outfit!
“12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 312-14 NIV
If you don't feel like you're looking your best today, ask yourself what you put on before you walked out the door? You may just need to change...
Please, for the love of God - literally - stop acting like you don’t have access to this incredible wardrobe! You have access to ALL that God has provided through His Son Jesus!!! So please, PLEASE, stop blaming others for the way you choose to dress yourself and don't say, "I don't have anything to wear" when you have a closet full of amazingness to put on.
So here’s my advice to you, choose wisely and then go and put some clothes on.