Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Modest Girl of the Week: America's Testimony

Today, we share with you America's lovely testimony. She is a beautiful women inside and out. I am honoured to call her my friend. This article is worth your time to read! It is a great example of how we can climb the corporate ladder and defeat all odds, when we are determined to serve and please God only. He honours our faithfulness to Him in many different ways. Enjoy!! 
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised." - Proverbs 31:30

When I think of modesty the word “Respect” comes to mind, respect for God above all, respect to my household and respect to others around me.  The word “Fear” in scripture translates to “Respect”.  I want to be mindful of how I present myself before God and also to the outside world.  I want them to notice the difference and become intrigued and question my actions.  How else will they ask about him (JESUS)?  If they can’t distinguish me from others.

I struggled with modesty throughout my school years; I idolized the things the world (Fashion, vanity).  I loved the world more than loving the one who had created me and made me in his image.
Modesty has brought so many blessings to my life.  The people around me treat me with “Respect”; they become intrigued and ask questions (Great opportunity to talk about JESUS).  Doors of opportunity have opened for me, I could have never imagined (career wise).  While other woman continue to make their way up the corporate latter by their sex appeal, I will continue to please God by loving him will all my heart and he will guide me places I’ve never imagined.

Why do I say this (Testimony)
The company I worked for in 2011 (not going to mention any names) got bought out by the 3rd biggest Home/Personal care Company in the world.  I was a contract employee at the time of the buyout.  I remembered feeling down, getting motivated to look for another job can be pretty stressful.   Well November 2011 kicked in and talks about severance packages started to circulate around the office.  There was this one lady that came up to me and said well you are not going to get a severance package because you’re on contract.  I kept quiet and said nothing, well she was right to certain point, I didn’t get a severance package.  The Director of Operations and Supply Chain came up to me and apologize because I didn’t get offered a severance package and told me to talk to HR.  Well to make the story short God has the last word I got a severance package, but wait things get better…..
December kicked in and rumors started circulating around the office that some people were still going to get job offers.  The same lady came up to me and said well you won’t get offered a job because you’re on contract, I said nothing and kept quiet.  I had numerous meetings with the Director of Supply Chain of new company and he had stressed his point long enough that there were no positions available in Supply Chain.  To my surprise and let the Glory to be to JESUS and JESUS only, Mid-December my boss calls me into his office and tells me “America they are offering you a job”.  You know when your mind blanks out and all you can hear is blah blah blah that’s what I heard from my boss, but within gave Glory to the all mighty.  So my next question was “when do I interview?” and he said “didn’t you just hear me, you don’t need an interview I did the interview for you”….Tell me Is our God not amazing!!!….
The woman in the office couldn’t believe it and started saying now that your moving uptown, you have to dress different…Don’t waste your breath to sound of the enemy, smile and give thanks to the Lord.  I don’t need to change for no one.  I want to be known by my modest ways and to know that his favor will always be by my side.  What do I want to say by all of this, please God above all things…I’ve seen woman in the corporate world and you can call me a liar if you like, but you know it’s true, they ruin their marriages to get ahead in life, or reveal a lot more than they should to win favor from their bosses…But no need for that here I have JESUS by my side J

Modesty and everything else is based on the relationship you have with God, it’s about a love story.  Love drove him (Jesus) to cross and I’ve fallen head of heals for him, all I want to do is please him in every way possible.  Remember ladies and I say this to myself as well don’t be drawn to things of the word (Fashion, Vanity) these things shall pass, God never changes and the woman who respects his ways she shall be praised…My advice fall in love with God and all the struggles within will disappear.


Thank you America, what a great testimony! I'm blessed by it. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Modest Girl of the Week: Johanna

This week we bring you Johanna's story. She is an awesome beautiful friend. Please enjoy her story!

Name: Leidy Johanna

Age:  29
Ministries: Right now, I'm working as a Sunday School Teacher.

Dressing Modestly Since: Since I was born, but it was because my mother decided for me. But it was actually my decision since I was a teenager. I can't say it's been easy, I've had times when I've fought with myself but the thought always comes to mind that; this is beyond a set of rules or a religion, it's a lifestyle that pleases the Lord.  

Anything You'd like to say about Modesty: In my opinion, being modest goes beyond how I dress, for me it's an inside job, it starts on me inside to the exterior. What I have in my heart is what I'm going to reflect. Every time you look at the mirror think, What is your desire with dressing the way you do?  More importantly, who do you aim to please with your wardrobe? One word that comes to my mind when I think about modesty is to be genuine. I'm not just talking about being original or unique but beyond doing that, being transparent, being truthful before men and primarily God. Being genuine means, to be pure, natural and unmixed, but above all be yourself! Being yourself will lead you to live a modest life in your whole being. But above all live a genuine life before God. If we talk about being "modest" I think about it as my manner of life, from how I dress, how I act, how I speak, how a walk, how I think and how I express myself to others, it’s a complete package, the one is accompanied by the other. I'm not saying it's easy to stand every day in the mirror and make a decision of what to wear today, but it’s not impossible to make the right choice.  Start analyzing your life on the inside. Once you work on that, it will reflect on your outside, think that by pleasing God you will be blessed! Being modest in my manner of living, pleases the Lord, and brings blessing to my life. Thank you and God continue to bless you.

Thank you Johanna for sharing your wonderful thoughts with us!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Years Outfit

Happy New Year to all of my lovely bloggers/followers!!!

Today I wanted to share with you what I ended up wearing for new years. If you remember this post from an outfit I wanted to put together from back in November. - Well, sadly, that outfit didn't come true. ha! It's not that I didn't try to make it happen. I actually did buy a sweater from Evy's Tree similar to one in the picture (on sale - woot!), but it's navy blue,yellow and grey, however when I got it in the mail, I couldn't figure out how to make it work fancy. Maybe the black one would have worked better, but Evy's tree didn't have any on sale anymore, so I went with the navy blue. However, I do really love the sweater and will do a post on it when I wear it, it's really pretty! As for the Tulle skirt, I tried finding one online and boy are they pricey. I was then going to make one, but didn't find the inspiration. lol....

So, what did I end up wearing? This:

Blouse: VV Boutique! lol...
Flower Collage: Dainty Jewells (comes with 5 flowers but I just wore 3)
Black Skirt: my closet for a while
Shoes: Sterling  (didn't last all night though)

The blouse I bought it at one of our favourite stores, value-village thrift store. It's a vintage top, it even had the shoulder pads that I so dislike, but I loved the colour and thought it had potential! When I got home, I took off the shoulder pads and really liked how it looked, so I decided that's what I would wear. Also, I love what my friend Julieth was wearing, she got her printed top at Winners. She looked lovely.

What y'all wear. Link up your posts, would love to see. :)

P.S. Are you following me at my new blog yet? The Songs of Our Life here!

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