Ok fashionistas, question for you. Do you ever have a ton of outfit photo shots taken and look at them on the camera screen and think “Hey these will be perfect!” then with excitement go home, upload them onto the computer and meh…not what you thought you saw or were hoping? I guess you know where this is going but….
That was how I thought about these photos. Actually the pictures I loved the most on the camera screen were actual flops and the ones I didn’t care for actually had the right lighting or facial expressions I was going for.
Today you get the computer screen takes. Enough on the deception of the camera screen lets go on to the outfit. This dress was given to me recently from my mom who bought it at her local thrift store thinking of me and better yet it is a Michael Kors (my favorite) so of course I had to wear this dress right away. I wore this down town for a family outing and we found the top of a parking garage to shoot some of these photos and then a botanical garden on a balcony of a local museum for the rest. The day was so nice I didn’t want it to end and while this dress was alittle bit hot, the hat kept me cool and we stayed hydrated with lots of water and fruit we bought at the local co-op store.
Sadly, a lot of these parking garage photos turned out as flops but at least I shared a few.
Which brings me to my next point and that is how we view ourselves and the deceptions Satan wants us to believe. Recently, a dear family member confided in me a loss that I was familiar with and even told me how “small” they felt because of it and I told them I had been there and felt the exact same way. But through texting this family member I was able to encourage them in knowing that God’s plans are better than our own or what we “perceive” to be the best when in actuality God has better plans in store.
In this situation Jeremiah 29:11 resonates with, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” It is just amazing how God knows the plans He has for us and cares for our future, providing a way of hope for us.
Sometimes this is how our life is, we show a few flops and flaws and may not understand God’s plans but He still gives us hope and a future and even awesome moments and opportunities we never thought about or thought would happen.
In closing, in what ways have you felt hopeless or a loss that you wonder if God would provide or take care of? What deceptions are you believing about yourself or others and how do you combat them with truth?
Outfit details: Dress: Michael Michael Kors (thrifted, similar here)//Heels: Mossimo via Target, same here //Hat: Wal-mart (similar here)//Purse: Michael Michael Kors (same here)/Necklace: Kendra Scott (same here)//Bracelets: Part of a set from Charlotte Russe (similar here).
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