So in a few days I am getting up on stage in front of an auditorium full of people and speaking. I will be wearing the ugliest sweater you have ever seen, some jeans that should have been left in the 90’s and shoes that won’t match either! My hair will be styled like I just walked off an 80’s dance video, and my blue eye shadow and red lipstick will be a sight to behold!
I was practicing what I was going to say in front of Gracie the other day and this is how the conversation went:
“Mum, are you really going to go on stage like that?”
“Yes, of course, why not?”
“Cause it’s embarrassing, people will laugh at you?”
“Yes, they probably will, but I’m doing it for Jesus”
“Mum, you always say that”
“That you’re doing it for Jesus!”
And I guess I do say it often! But really, shouldn’t everything I do be for Jesus? If I say I am a Christian, then shouldn’t everything I do reflect my love for Him and all He has rescued me from.
Shouldn’t my whole life be a testimony to Him? In everything, I say and do. Whether it’s washing the dishes at home, running around after the kids or on stage in front of an auditorium full of people……. It’s all for Him. So I guess if I look a little silly along the way, then that’s ok. It’s a small price to pay for what He did for me.
I am hoping that I am teaching the kids that it’s ok to not look like you have it all together all of the time! It’s actually ok to look a little silly if you are doing it for the right reasons, and it’s actually ok to do things out of your comfort zone!
So on Friday I will spend quite a bit of time getting ready in my ever so gorgeous outfit, make sure my makeup is over the top stunning, take a deep breath and walk up on stage. And in case you think I have completely lost my marbles, it’s ok, I am in a drama we are performing at our Church Conference, so it’s ok to be dressed like a misfit on stage and have people laugh at me….. Right?