While I think it is so important that we always dress the best that we can and be a positive reflection of who God wants us to be as we are representing ourselves as Christian women, it is so much more important that our spiritual image is where it should be.
We all care about our physical image and what we look like. We worry if we are too fat, too thin, too wrinkled, are our clothes still in style, and are we having a good hair day… These are all important things to consider and we do need to care about what we look like and what impression we will have on our customers or clients and others we meet during the day. God wants us to take care of our bodies and to care about our outward appearance. However, He is much more concerned about our spiritual image and the impression it is making on those we come in contact with every day. Do we pay as much attention to the words that come out of our mouth as we do to the clothes we put on our bodies?
Have you ever been in the presence of someone that just lit up the room when they entered and everyone’s eyes went immediately to that person? Every hair was in place and their clothes were perfectly styled and pressed. Their outward beauty was extraordinary and everyone gravitated to that person immediately but when you heard them speak, the words from their lips were less than flattering. Suddenly that person no longer became as attractive.
What kind of impression are you leaving on the people you come in contact with every day? We all need to focus on our outward appearance and be the best we can be but we also need to focus on the image we are portraying from the inside out. Most importantly the impression we leave should be that of the spirit of Christ which was reflected in the words we spoke and the actions we took.
Our outward appearance may fade with time but our inner spirit will last forever as long as we keep it Christ-centered and it will remain fresh and beautiful and attractive to all those we meet.