In light of the Lecrae concert last night, I just really felt led to share a verse from his song Identity.
"Got her hair done, toes and nails, is that her? Well it's hard to tell, cause she's so caked up in all that make up, it's like she's tryin' make up for what she ain't, but she's a saint but so confused, cause she's been rejected by all these dudes, that tell her on a scale of 10 she's a two, but that ain't true if she only knew, in Christ she is loved she secure and accepted, she'll never be rejected by God who's elected her, her beauty is her Godliness, and she ain't gotta try to flaunt it cause it's obvious, identity is found in the God we trust, Any other identity will self destruct."
It's really hard for me to add anything to words of such incredible wisdom. Since most of my followers are girls, I feel this post is particularly important. I know most of my followers are Christian girls, with blogs of their own, but that doesn't mean they, you, aren't apt to fall. Summer is right around the corner. Short shorts, skimpy tank tops, obvious bras... okay, okay. Maybe my followers don't dress like that. Maybe your problem is that your identity is more in your body than your Lord. Maybe you're caked up in all that make up because you're trying to make up for what you ain't.
Many of my friends wouldn't dare leave the house without make up. Furthermore, I know some girls that actually wear so much make up, they are repulsive. Who wants to date a clown, anyway? There really is such a thing as "too pretty." I'd rather be friends with or date a girl who wears make up in modesty because her beauty is her Godliness. If any other identity will self destruct, I want my wife's identity to be in Christ, not her face or body.
So with summer coming, look at your clothes and how much make up you use and ask yourself why you do it. There's nothing wrong with looking cute or pretty (or handsome or good), but if it's your identity, if you can't go without make up, if you have to wear immodest clothes, your identity may be in the wrong place. And even us guys need an identity check. But that's a post for next time.