Clothed with Grace: Compliments and Accolades

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Compliments and Accolades

I'd say that having this blog has really helped me to boost my self-confidence, and although I'm thankful for that I feel like I'm being reminded lately of what Paul said in Romans 12:3 here: "For by the grace given me I say to you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each one of you." 

We are good enough because God says so, not because of the accolades or compliments we hear from others.  I recently had a good friend at work comment on an outfit I wore very similar to the one I'm wearing today.  I said I felt like it was borderline appropriate for casual Friday, but I really just wanted to wear comfortable clothes.  She said it was nice to see me like this, as I always dress so "over the top." It really hit me. I want to dress nice for myself, not for anyone else.  There are a lot of girls at my school who are really cute and wear nice clothes, but I don't ever want to seem like I'm out dressing anyone. 

I think I tend to hold tight to compliments and let them define me. Most recently I was in our small group at church and our leader was lamenting his 32 birthday.  I spoke up that I was 35, what's the big deal. To me age has become somewhat irrelevant.  Those in class who didn't know my age commented they thought I was 27, 28, maybe 30. I've got to be honest, it made me sit a bit taller. I looked younger than my age. But I was reminded by the Holy Spirt: "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought." I've thought age was irrelevant for quite sometime, why did I care now? 

I'm really working to know I'm enough because God says so and not because of what others say about it.  I hope you all can do the same. Good or bad, we shouldn't let others put a value on who we are. 


I wore this outfit recently to go see Big Hero 6 with Grant. It was so good, so original, and I may or may not have cried at the end. As for my outfit, it's one I could have on constant repeat.  I picked up this tunic before Christmas from White Plum via Very Jane and I adore it with these leggings, also from White Plum.  They're currently sold out, but they have so many cute options still available to choose from.





Denim Jacket: The Limited similar
Tunic: White Plum same
Leggings: White Plum c/o cute options
Necklace: Edith Marie same
Boots: Unisa c/o DSW same

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14 comments:

  1. I've heard everyone cries at the end of Big Hero 6. I still haven't seen it. I would love to though. Perfect movie going outfit. So comfy.

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  2. Those leggings are darling Ginny!

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  3. I just love all the ways you are wearing those leggings! And I keep forgetting about my denim jacket in winter, but I love this cozy inspiration!

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  4. your necklace is fab..i want it
    kisses

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  5. This is such a great message! Love it! Oh and I loved Big Hero 6 too! :)

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  6. Great thoughts today Ginny! Love the message :)

    Gentry
    Girl Meets Bow

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  7. Love the pattern on these leggings! This is such a great post. I know what you mean about holding tightly to the things others say to me. Things that I didn't think I cared about will either make me feel better or worse depending on what the person said. It's tough sometimes to not take things people say to heart. I like to think I can just let things roll off my back, but that's always easier said than done, right? Hope you're having a wonderful day:)

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  8. Great thoughts! I still want to see Big Hero 6. I bet Henry would love it!

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  11. Amazing combo!!! Love the pattern on your leggings and this beautiful necklace <3

    Kisses,
    Ann at www.porcelanna.pl

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  12. Being "enough" has really been on my mind and heart this year-I almost started crying in church today when our former high school director talked about her new ministry and her heart for telling young girls that they are enough no matter what the world tells them. It's something I struggled with a lot last year and I'm going to highlight this verse to come back to as I anticipate I'll have some of the same struggles this year.

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  13. You look awesome Ginny! Come to think of it - I stopped counting since I reached 30 and I will be turning 50 next month haha!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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