Fashion trends are fickle because they are constantly changing, but one trend I’ve always admired is a pop of color. I don’t know if this is still a trend that anyone follows, but I sure do.
About a month ago, I wore something that was fairly neutral colored, so I decided to wear some bright blue heels with it. I remember feeling inspired by my own outfit choice, and being excited to go throughout my day and have others acknowledge my brilliant fashion sense. A few people said I looked cute, they liked my outfit, etc, but no one commented on my colorful shoes!
Then, one person had the audacity to say, “I like your outfit, but your shoes don’t match.”
I immediately said, “What?! It’s a pop of color!” That person still didn’t get it. It was then that I realized that my style choices might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Sometimes, our choices in life might make us stand out from everyone around us. They might make us seem different, weird, or uncoordinated. They might make us feel left out or isolated from the world around us.
I want to tell you something, friend. You were born to stand out.
Jeremiah 1:5 says,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, Before you were born I set you apart.”
God set each and every one of us apart! We were not made to fit in or to wear a black dress with black shoes! (Unless that’s your thing, I respect that too). We were created to wear our plain Jane outfits with a bright red headband. Before we were formed, we were made to be different from the crowd. It’s tempting to want to blend in because you’re scared of what it might look like to be different from everyone else. It can be intimidating to not be like everyone around you because they might ask, “Why? What makes you so special? Why aren’t you like everyone else?” But don’t let the fear of people’s questions and misunderstanding prevent you from fully embracing who God has created you to be.
Wear your pop of color boldly, knowing that you were born to be set apart. Strut your differences with confidence, as you learn to believe that you are unique for a reason and for a purpose.