Monday, November 10, 2014

A Cute Pair of Boots and J-Lo Jeans

I've never been a big makeup girl. And I have never been the most popular girl either. In fact, as a child, I was picked on quite a bit. Self-esteem was always one of my weaknesses. When I moved to this new town a year ago, one of my members at church is a Mary Kaye consultant and she asked me to be one of her makeup models one night. So I went and it was so much fun. Shortly before I moved, my friend J even introduced me to Bare Minerals makeup. It was so much fun to get dolled up. Yet makeup is still not a part of my daily routine. I want my future Mr. Right to accept me for who God created me to be...without the makeup, glitz, etc.

But lately I have been feeling something different. I woke up this morning put on a new pair of J-Lo jeans (the Jennifer Lopez brand which can be found at Kohls) and a button down shirt in my absolute favorite color; green! As I was getting ready, I thought to myself I should wear boots today. I cannot even begin to tell you the last time I wore a great pair of boots. I finished getting ready and dug in my closet until I found those boots. I put on those boots and walked out the door. I felt so good! I even found myself saying "I look cute today." I also was standing up a little taller.

I am not sure what has changed my attitude but I like it. I know that in due time, God will bring that special person into my life. There are days that I think that all hope is lost! But the reality is that I shouldn't lose hope! God is, more than likely, looking for that special someone for me. And it will happen in God's timing not my own. But at 36 years old, that is not very easy to trust in!

So as I wait for God to bring that special someone into my life, I will try to remember every day that I am "fearfully and wonderfully made." I will enhance my beauty in the ways that God wants me to enhance them...that they will come through in my words and my actions. And perhaps donning some makeup and a cute pair of boots somedays might help too.

21 comments:

  1. You shine from the inside, out, Tara :). But there really is something confidence boosting about rocking a favorite shirt, jeans and a pair of boots!

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    1. Thank you! That is very kind of you to say!

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  2. Agree, its whats on the inside that counts. But if you feel like you look good, you ooze confidence!

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  3. It is sometimes the most difficult thing to do, run ahead of God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Blessings...Diana

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    1. Diana, that is so true! I love that verse...one of my favorites; "fearfully and wonderfully made" we are indeed!

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  4. How fun to try a new look especially one that brings the "cute" out in you.

    Yes, indeed, God does have a good plan for your life. Enjoy each day as it comes and you won't look back on the waiting days with regret.

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    1. I will try to remember to take each day as it comes but sometimes that is so much easier said than done!

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  5. Girl, I come from a place where blue jeans and a good pair of boots can change your life. Along with the love of Christ, of course! There's something to be said for adding a little pep to your step with a great outfit every once and awhile!

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  6. There's nothing like adding a little pep to your step with a cute look and some makeup. I love Mary Kay too.�� It's a joy to read how you desire the beauty from within you to shine through as you wait on God's timing. Following you at Inspire Me Monday. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julie! Mary Kay is awesome. I honestly do desire the beauty from within me to shine.

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  7. Confidence surely is a beautiful thing! Amanda
    http://queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.wordpress.com

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  8. You ARE fearfully and wonderfully made! It's not always easy to wait for God's timing (especially in today's fast-food/get-it-now world). Confidence in Christ is a beautiful feature on any person's face!

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    1. Thank You! And that is so true...it is so hard to wait in our fast-food/get-it-now world.

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  9. "I will enhance my beauty in the ways that God wants me to enhance them...that they will come through in my words and my actions."

    LOVE this! What a beautiful post on waiting and knowing your worth in Christ! So glad to connect! Looking forward to more chats with Inspire Me Monday! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. That truly is my prayer...that my beauty will come through in my words and my actions. I was glad to link up.

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  10. Love this! It's amazing to me that what kind of self talk we give in to determines more of what we actually 'put out there' in the natural. There is something beautiful about someone who is feeling - well, beautiful! And I am sure you rocked those cute boots, jeans, and - of course - green top!

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  11. That was a year ago, are you still rockin' the little bit of makeup and those cool boots? xoxo

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  12. Makeup and right clothes certainly are fun to enjoy--but you've got it right, girl. It's about cultivating a heart that grows more deeply in love with the Lord. ((hugs))

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