Its been a while since I last wrote here. Because of that, I will be posting a photo I’m so embarrassed to show. Yup, my old picture.
This was me before. I didn’t eat well. I used to have a very untidy haircut. My choice of clothes were undeniably non-fashionable. I wore black nail polish. My neutral face was sad and unwelcoming. I look dirty.
This is me now. I now go on a healthy diet. I groom my hair as tidy as possible. I now prefer collared clothes. I go to gym to stay fit. I try my best to always smile (look wacky for most of the time). And I’m conscious of how I look. I want to look clean/tidy and feel strong.
Brothers and sisters, if there is something I learned from how I was before and now, it is that we should strive to look good and be strong for God.
Allow me to share how my changes helped me big time in serving the Lord:
Before, I didn’t bother dressing properly because I thought I was dressing simple. I didn’t also comb nor have my hair cut. I realized that my words or advice doesn’t appeal much to any audience because I was unappealing. Now, I manage to get the attention of teens; even older people listens and values what I say. I managed to get their respect because I dress respectful. I also got plenty of invites to preach which gave me the privilege to serve and be used by God more. It all started when I decided to strive looking attractive.
Before, I don’t have a balanced diet. I either eat a lot or eat nothing at all. I also don’t do any healthy activities. Because of that I was either so thin or so fat. Being a thin/fat person with no exercise, I tend to get tired quickly. I miss plenty of exciting opportunities to serve God. Now, I can go to different mountains, travel places, walk miles, stay up late. All just to better serve God. It all started when I decided to eat healthy and stay fit.
Before, my neutral face was unwelcoming. I was always grumpy (I was actually simply really really shy). I was not really approachable. How could I have shown God’s light when I look scary right? Now, I try to always smile and be wacky so that I would radiate a light, fun, and welcoming aura. I became very approachable that most of the time, people would be the one to approach me for consultation, advice, prayer requests, etc. I now have the privilege to be serving God without me going anywhere. It all started when I decided to smile and be fun.
Before, I was contented with my acting skills. I didn’t bother learning new skills. How rare have I used my acting skills to bless people. Now, I’ve learned and continue to learn different useful skills to better serve God. I learned how to play different musical instruments, I learned cooking, sewing, dancing, writing, etc. Ask me to do anything and I will do it. I became flexible that I can serve God in any simple means possible. It all started when I decided to learn and improve.
Even after all of these, I know that I still have lots of area in me to improve. I’m still at the process of being the best I can be. I want to be healthier, more attractive, more fit, more fun, more approachable. And I encourage you to do the same.
As instruments of God we should strive to look and be as best as possible. This means that we shouldn’t be contented with our spiritual, mental, and emotional growth. We should also work on our physical growth because our beyond perfect Lord deserves an instrument close to perfection.
Be an instrument close to perfection for our beyond perfect God.
Strive growth physically too.
Be fit, dress attractively, look good!
I pray for you all
- Being Obedient to God….. (theadventuresofprincesssophia.wordpress.com)
- Be God’s Voice: Will you answer the Call? (patriciaallisonauthor.wordpress.com)
- Keeping Our Bodies Healthy(gods Pride) (mimileke.wordpress.com)