As you may (or may not) know, I'm leaving for the Influence Conference in just 2 short days! It's been on my mind constantly as I'm trying to prepare myself to learn and also to meet some really great people. But there's one other thing about the conference that's been on my mind a little more than I'd like...

>>>What To Wear<<<

Am I the only one?

I especially concerned myself with what to wear to The Stripes Party.  Now, let it be known that I love solids.  I love prints too, but stripes just aren't me.  I think they are adorable on other people, but they just feel forced on me!  Is this weird? I think so, too.  

I have a few striped tops and they are ALL blue and white. Classic stripes. Only one of which I wear somewhat regularly. And I don't have any striped dresses!

So like I was saying, I've been searching and searching for something to wear. The more I looked and couldn't find the "right thing", the more I started to wonder why I was so concerned about this.  Am I trying to make my first impression with what I wear? Do I really rely on my clothing that much?

And Sunday, as I sat in church trying to focus, I found myself thinking about how time was running out to get this together. 
It was then that the Lord spoke to me.
And it wasn't gentle.

"Shut up and Listen."

Ok maybe God doesn't say "shut up"
Maybe he does.
But the message couldn't have been clearer. I needed to be quiet and hear from Him.

So I did.

"You will be clothed in righteousness"

God reminded me that I am clothed in His righteousness, covered in His grace.  
What look can be more stunning?

"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life -- whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food and your body more than clothing?"
- Matt 6:25

So, if you're like me, be reminded: He has clothed you in the most beautiful of garments -- His love. And nothing could look better on you.

On a side note: I've decided on a solid dress with a single stripe ;)
Totally counts.