Happy Wednesday everyone! This past weekend was my school’s prom and I had such a great time! It was my first time attending prom and I had the most fun I have ever had! A group of friends and I went together and it was a blast. Let me just say, I have a very limited inventory of dance moves. One of my close friends started a “Dab count” because it was my go-to move of choice. Anyways, it was a super fun night and I left with a lot of new perspectives and lessons.
Now I know, it may sound crazy that a high school prom could reveal things about your faith. But isn’t that the goal? To see Christ in every event! To see Him in the unexpected! Because, let me tell you, He was there. Maybe not in the sight of everyone but definitely for me.
Getting ready with all of my friends was beyond fun. It was so cool to get all dolled up and fancy. But something about it felt odd. I looked into the mirror and didn’t feel like me. Not that I didn’t like how I looked. It was the opposite of that. I didn’t look like the girl I felt like. I know me as the girl who messes up all the time. The girl who fails and isn’t enough. But, for the first time, I saw something different. And this wasn’t the fancy hairstyle or all the makeup I was seeing. honestly, I felt like I finally saw myself how God saw me.
When He looks down at me He sees a young lady in a beautiful dress, adorned with flowers and a smile. And for prom, I finally felt like the person God sees. Again, I am not attributing this to my hair, dress, or makeup. Not at all. This God-moment was much deeper than a nice tan and pretty shoes. This was real. The real beauty I was seeing. Not the beauty that washed off my face before I went to bed. It was overwhelming to know that when God sees me He seems someone unblemished because of the sacrifice Jesus paid to cover all of her impurities.
As the night progressed, I was reminded how amazing it is to have your group of people. It is crucial to have a strong group of Christian friends because they ultimately shape your life. 100% the people you spend time with are the biggest influencers in your life. At an event like prom, it is such a blast to hang with fellow Jesus lovers and just have a great time with them. It doesn’t matter what is happening around you as long as you are with people who love you and can make a blast out of anything.
This last one is just something I have realized. I need to dance a lot more often. I was a dancer for many years when I was younger and it is so fun. Seriously! I just need to allow myself to let go a little more and let myself do a little jig every once and awhile. Something about turning up the music and just dancing really helped me de-stress and enjoy these last years of high school. I think that we need experiences like that. Days when we can let go of the worries and stresses of the future and just enjoy the time we’ve been given.
I fully believe that God wants that for us as well. He wants us to be able to enjoy our lives to his glory. Because He reigns we get to dance through life.
I’m going to end this post with one of my favorite quotes:
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”
I’ll see you guys Saturday! But until then, enjoy the life you’ve been blessed with!
XOXO, The Christian Prepster