Don’t you just love the adorable button my husband made me for this series? I think it is super duper cute. 🙂 Feel free to put it on your blog with a link back here to this series if you want to let your readers know about it!
Today is the very first day of our “From Frumps to Pumps” series! If you didn’t read the post announcing it, this series is based off of Sarah Mae’s eBook, which would be very helpful to own so you can follow along.
We are going to get our appearances in order this month. Throw off the yoga mom look, and learn how to get diligent about spending a few minutes each day actually getting dressed like we care about ourselves (and those around us).
Before we get any further along in the challenge though, let’s tackle the importance of understanding who we are. How we dress does not make us a Christian, but being a Christian should define how we dress. A Christian does not earn salvation through all the outward appearances, of wearing modest clothing, or homeschooling our children, or choosing courtship instead of dating. The Lord paid the price for us on the cross, through his great mercy and love for us. But….having that grace and free gift does not give us the right to do anything we desire after we take his name upon us.
We need to find the balance between embracing grace, yet realizing that we have a duty as a Christian to live our lives in a clean and upright way. We can’t go party all night long, and walk into church the next morning, say a sinners prayer and go on our merry way week after week after week. The Lord needs to truly be in your heart, calling you up to higher plains and encouraging you to live a pure and holy life.
How does that relate to our Frumps to Pumps challenge? Glad you asked. Don’t get discouraged if you miss a day or get behind in the challenge. There is grace here. You don’t have to be perfect. Don’t feel like you are proving what a good person you are by getting up and getting yourself dressed from head to toe, hair fixed and makeup on by 9:00, with a shining clean house as well. Set realistic goals and stick to those. I’ve had something come up over the weekend that is going to drastically change my month, but I’m determined to still make this challenge work, even with some setbacks that have happened. More on that tomorrow.
1. Pick a time that you want to be up and dressed by. My goal is 8:00 every morning, Monday through Friday.
2. Make a “Get Dressed” Chart, or use one I found already designed here.
3. Read Day One from the “Frumps to Pumps” eBook. Really stop and meditate on what she has written, and determine how you personally feel about it.
4. Share about the challenge on your Facebook page, or let a friend or relative know so they can cheer you on and keep you accountable!
5. Now is a good time to stop and take a look at your whole morning routine. I’m terribly guilty of only taking time to have devotions with all the children in the morning, but not taking much time, if any for myself. I’m adding that goal into getting dressed every morning. Even if I just take 5 minutes and read a devotional in the morning, it is centering my mind on things that are lovely and pure to start my day.
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