Clothed with Grace: More of You, Less of Me

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More of You, Less of Me

Having a blog is kind of a weird thing. I feel like in many ways it adds to the noise that social media has created...with our help of course.  "It's all about me." 

Facebook posts show the "country club" versions of our perfect life that doesn't really exist. 

Instagram amplifies the often times #filtered and staged beauty around us while often ignoring the true beauty within our often messy lives. 

We want perfection that doesn't exist, so we try to create it while often times ignoring the authentic blessings we have and our value that comes from God.

This song by Colton Dixon is one that has been speaking to me. It's quite simple. God I want more of you and less of me.

           

"More of You
Less of me
Make me who I'm meant to be
You're all I want all I need
You're everything
Take it all I surrender
Be my king
God I choose
More of You
Less of me"


This is what I really want: More God, less me.  I don't want to create a life I show the world that is anything less than authentic. My life is not perfect, is is literally and metaphorically messy at times, but ultimately my life should show the world who God is to me. 

It should show His love:

"For God so loved the world He gave His only son, and whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16)

It should show His concern for us, His children:


"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)

It should show his sovereignty:  

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

"For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified." (Romans 8: 28-30)

My life and time here on earth shouldn't be about me, so I'm striving to show this each day. I hope you're inspired to do the same.


I wore this outfit over the weekend. It was inspired by the ever stylish Shanna. While she is busy getting ready for spring it was 19 degrees here this weekend. Boo. I really do love this outfit though and am crazy about my new watch from Wristology.  Use this link to get 25% off and score one of their watches for $36 with free shipping.



Jacket: Gap similar via thredUp (use this link for $10 off your first purchase)
Sweater: Gap similar
Jeans: Old Navy similar (via a clothing swap)
Necklace: Edith Marie Jewelry c/o same
Bracelets: chloe + isabel  c/o same Stella and Dot
Watch: Wristology same c/o Get 25% off
Shoes: Mossimo same

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11 comments:

  1. Love this look Ginny! I think I can recreate it, but I still need socks! We have a balmy high of 7 today! I have been eyeballing this necklace since you styled it last time. I really like it and I love the fabulous customer service at Edith Marie ! I think I will pick it up for spring! Susan

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  2. What a cute look! And your new watch is fabulous!

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  3. Love the combo of stripes and red

    "Instagram amplifies the often times #filtered and staged beauty around us while often ignoring the true beauty within our often messy lives."

    Love that statement.

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  4. Oh my how I love to find bloggers who are believers such as myself! I absolutely love, love, love this post! I am definitely striving to show the world how awesome our God is! And you look so cute in your outfit! New follower here; found you via Pleated Poppy blog hop :)

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  5. I love that you continue to share your walk and inspire all us to be better and devoted followers of Christ. And thank you so much for the shout out!! You look adorable even if you were freezing! Stay warm!

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  6. i love that song!! and i agree having a blog all about you is kind of weird but it's not really all about you!! Love that you're sharing your heart!

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  7. Starting a blog does require a bit of narcissism, lol. But pointing people in the right direction is what it's all about.. it's like that Stacie Oricco song.. "Dont look at me if you're looking for perfection..." Great post girl. - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. Ack! I am mad I didn't buy those cute shoes now!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  9. I often think that it's not that we need more of God, but that He needs more of us!! I love your bright red trousers, they go so well with the navy and white. You look great.

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  10. Really love your boots, they are so cute! Beautiful outfit I just love striped shirts/sweaters :) Lovely necklace xx

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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