Wait… clothes can be an idol?

Good morning!! This post is going to be geared towards the wonderful ladies who read my blogs! So, probably from eighth grade to the end of freshman year, I had a huge problem with idolizing clothes! I would always buy new clothes all of  the time. It was seriously the only thing I would ever spend my money on, which is totally crazy. I was obsessed with picking out my outfits the night before school, and I would seriously spend more time on deciding an outfit than I would on my schoolwork, which is not good!

I feel like there has to be some other girls out there who struggle with this, so I wanted to make this blog. I think for girls it is really hard to get out of the trap of materialism. For me, I just wanted to fit in and make myself seem like I was better than everyone. This really showed how insecure I was!

This year, I really don’t care at all how I look, like at all haha! School is for learning, not for looking like you’re ready to go to a wedding! I think my style has also changed a lot into more of a minimalistic style. I really only like to wear denim, black, gray, white, and the occasional maroon! Having this type of style means I don’t really have a lot of different options when it comes to outfits. This just makes it easier for me to get ready in the morning, which is a huge plus.

Here’s the problem I’m facing now, I have an entire closet full of clothes that I don’t wear! So, I’m thinking about donating basically all of my clothes that I don’t wear or only wear once a year. I know that there are so many people even just in Warsaw that could use some more clothes!

Having idols like being obsessed with clothes makes you feel like you are never good enough. It made me feel like I had to uphold a certain image to be acceptable to other people. The more clothes I had, the more insecure I felt. I just was never satisfied! I always wanted more and more, because it’s in our human nature to be selfish in that way.

I think this showed a immaturity in my faith because it demonstrated that God wasn’t enough for me! I’m so thankful that God opened my eyes to my issue with clothes, and I hope that y’all can learn to have God as your only idol!! God should be the only thing that we truly focus on because we aren’t made for this world, we are made for Him and His glory. Instead of focusing on Worldy things, lets all try to think of ways that we can glorify Him in all that we do!

Also, I’m not trying to say that we should never care about how we look, because it is important to be somewhat presentable sometimes. I’m just saying don’t obsess over it because no one else cares as much as you think they do honestly. There’s also nothing wrong with dressing cute most of the time, you just have to find the perfect balance! Maybe sometime I’ll even do a post including a cute outfit for every day of the week! Have a great day everyone, God bless ~ Cami

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