What’s Worse than an Ugly Christmas Sweater?

In what clothes are you most comfortable? Do you usually wear a garment of criticism and self-sabotage or of empathy and self-compassion? Do you most often choose a garment of pride and arrogance or of humility?

When you routinely dress yourself with criticism and self-sabotage, it impacts everyone you interact with – and not in a good way. Pride and arrogance are equally unattractive garments and negatively impact ALL your other relationships. The other extreme, having low self-esteem and lacking confidence is also not a good choice.

The truth is that God never intended for us to clothe ourselves in any of those garments. And, despite the clothes you’ve grown comfortable wearing, you can learn to clothe yourself with peace, confidence and humility. (Keep in mind though, that humility is not thinking less of yourself; humility means thinking of yourself less often.)

The more you put your faith in God and trust HIM to guide your steps, the more you’ll experience inner peace. When you embrace and celebrate who you are – that you’re one of God’s chosen sons or daughters, you’ll gain confidence. And when you fully grasp the sacrifice that Jesus made for you, you’ll grow in humility.

Could it be time for a makeover of your wardrobe? With some emotional decluttering you can learn to stop clothing yourself with self-sabotage, pride and arrogance – for those are worse than even the ugliest Christmas sweater.

(Philippians 4:7, Deuteronomy 7:6, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:19, Proverbs 3:5-6)