Clothed with Grace: Perspective

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Perspective

I've talked on here about how I'm doing The Armor of God Bible study, and really loving it. I will tell you those, prior to starting it I was feeling like the "problems" I was facing were other peoples' fault and I kind of had a "poor me" attitude. Through doing this study for a few weeks, my attitude and prayer life have changed.  I also found this post about 10 Powerful Verses for Your War Room that are amazing, and I've been working to pray them daily.

A change in attitude is also do to some pretty awful situations I've witnessed. The superintendent of my school district's son committed suicide.  He was only 15, and believe me when I say that no one saw it coming.  I didn't have him in class, but saw him in the hallways and in all the sports and activities he took part in. My "problems" were really anything but a problem. Seriously. I had gotten some perspective. I can't even imagine what that family and those who were truly part of Reid's life are going through right now.

Then, there was a fatal car crash in my hometown killing a couple who had just gotten engaged. A man ran a red light, and two people's lived ended. Again, perspective. 

We can have such a tendency to play "poor me" and be so focused on ourselves.  However, what I thought were problems were really nothing in comparison. I also realized that my desire for control was the real problem, not anything anyone else was doing.  These situations have caused to thank God that I actually have a family, even when they drive me crazy. It's made me thankful for boy noise, baby cries, scattered shoes, and a dirty kitchen. All of these things are proof of a family I love and who loves me. 

I encourage you to take a look at your own "problems" and see if you can think about them differently. I know it has for me. 


As for my outfit, I got this cardigan from Pink Blush and it's is my favorite thing. Seriously. It's sold out, but they have a ton of cute options here. Also, about a week ago I went through my clothes and got rid of a ton of stuff, including about 20 pair of pants and jeans. Now, I am well aware how crazy that is to be able to get rid of that many and still have a few left, but it needed to be done. I had a bunch of dress pants that were not longer in stye, some capris (yes, I still had some in my closet, oops), some khakis (again, yes, some of these left) and a few pair of jeans that just didn't fit well. I was however, excited when I found these jeans. Since I literally hadn't worn any of my pants or jeans for nearly I year I totally forgot about these. They are Banana Republic and I (kind of) remember getting them at Goodwill last year.  They fit perfectly and feel new! Score!



Cardigan: Pink Blush c/o similar
Top: Gap 
Earrings: Nickel and Suede same
Jeans: Banana Republic similar (on sale)
Boots: Miz Mooz same (on sale)

12 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to try one of those cardigans. They look so comfy and stylish. For some reason I've always been anti-non-button cardigans, but here's the thing: I NEVER BUTTON THEM!
    Loved this post about perspective. Similarly sad incidents have happened around here lately that make me thankful for my messy house and the toddler tantrums.

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  2. Just curious about your bible study. I looked the book/study up online. Is this something I can order and do on my own OR do I need to be part of a group in order for it to work.....Thanks.

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    1. There is a page in the book for you to fill out video notes, but I enter think it's a necessary part of the study. You could definitely do it n your own, as it has five daily studies for each week of the six week book.

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    2. thank you so much Ginny !

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  3. Pretty sure this cardigan was made for you! It lays on/fits you so well...and I love the colors. :)

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  4. My closet is in definite need of a clean out as well! I'm also excited about packing away my maternity clothes in the near future :) I have been super cranky and irritable lately...and although it's hard I keep trying to remind myself that I don't have any "real" problems--my family is healthy and everything has gone well for us with this pregnancy. It's not like it's something that instantly fixes my mood, but it is something I just have to keep working on!

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  5. Thank you for sharing. I agree that it is necessary to see what is right in our world and those are terrible losses to help with our perspectives.

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  6. As always Ginny, a great message and reminder mixed in with your super cute fashion style. May I say you are looking wonderful! I just ordered a few things from the PinkBlush site- all on clearance- so thanks for making me aware of them.

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  7. Great outfit! Love it... and I have missed your blog! So happy to have found it again! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  8. Great outfit! Love it... and I have missed your blog! So happy to have found it again! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  9. I think I need this cardigan in my life!

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  10. My favorite jeans are goodwill too. They are 7 for All Mankind, and I have yet to find a pair of 7s that don't make me feel like a 10. :)

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