This really is something I should keep to myself! This is probably not the type of information that I should share with the world! But, for the sake of the makeover . . .here it goes!
A couple of weeks ago my father and husband took my kids to see Cars 2, while I stayed home with the baby because he was sick. Right before they left, my husband asked my dad if he wanted to roll up the windows of his car. My dad decided it looked pretty clear out, so he would just leave them down!
As they travelled to the movie theatre, running late as usual, the sky suddenly began to get dark. As they got closer to the theatre, the clouds thickened and they began to hear thunder. My father called me to tell me he had left the windows to his car down and taken the keys with him. . .and there was a storm on the way. He actually just wanted me to put towels on his seats! LOL! Like that would help much with a storm. . .but, a sweet daddy didn’t want me to fret!
I decided I would call my mom to see if she had an extra key. She found a key, but wasn’t sure if it was the right one, and she started the 15 minute drive to my house. However, I needed to do something fast. She wasn’t even sure if it was the right key, and the storm was getting close! The only thing I knew to do was to get huge garbage bags and duct tape them to the windows!
Let me paint a picture for you. I have not fixed my hair. . .for that matter I haven’t even showered. I am in workout clothes with spit-up on them. And, I have huge garbage bags and duct tape trying to cover the windows of my dad’s car parked on the street! Suddenly, the wind picked up. . .and trash bags were flying everywhere as I tried to tape them down! I was a hot mess!
Now, because of the sudden weather, every neighbor who had been at the pool was now leaving. . .trying to get home before the storm hit! As embarrassed as I was, I have made a vow to start getting to know my neighbors (I so desperately want to be a light to them and show them the love of Jesus!). . .so, I talked to everyone who passed. . .most of which I didn’t know! I told them I knew how silly I must look, but I didn’t know what else to do! They were all cordial, but seemed in a hurry to move on. I assumed it was because of the nearing storm.
Some sweet neighbors that I do know pulled up and said, “Hey Princess, what are you doing?” I laughed and told them what was happening. But, deep inside. .. I thought, “Well, how sweet. . .they think I’m a Princess! Precious! I knew I loved them!”
The gentleman got out to help me.. .just as my mom was pulling up! Praise the Lord! The key worked! I could now pull off all of the garbage bags. (I will, however, say that I had done a great job on this project! LOL! Too bad that isn’t one of my makeover goals!)
I was telling him thank you for trying to help me! And, he was being so sweet, telling me what a nice daughter I was helping out my dad. And, again, telling me how sweet it was that I was a princess while doing it! Precious, how sweet of him to say. . . .oh WAIT!!! I FORGOT. . .Alyssa had put a big, pink, sparkly tiara on my head before she left! They weren’t saying I was like a princess. . .they were saying I was dressed up like one!
I was mortified! I had met new neighbors and talked to ones I barely knew! No wonder they were in such a hurry to move on! They were probably scared to let their children stand there too long. . .I must have looked absolutely crazy! How embarassing! I thought I may never be able to witness to my neighbors again. . .after all, they must think I am crazy!
This made me think about King David in 2 Samuel 6. As he brought back the arc of the Lord back home he began to leap and dance before the Lord. .. in full view of everyone! Then, vs. 20 says, “ When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, ‘How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!’”
And David responded, (21-22) ““It was before the LORD, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the LORD’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.”
He must have looked crazy. . .but, he didn’t care, because He was worshipping the Lord. He said that he would continue to celebrate the Lord even if that made him even look more undignified!
So, I wasn’t worshipping the Lord. . .and my tiara had no spiritual significance at all! But, if I will let that embarrassment stop me from being a light to my neighbors, then what kind of Christian am I?
Maybe it’s time for me to get out there. . .be the Child of the King, the Princess Kristin, He has called me to be. . .and share the love of Jesus with everyone. . .but, maybe, I’ll do it without the tiara!
Maybe it’s time for all of us to quit worrying about what others think. It’s time to quit worrying about what others might say. It’s time to quit worrying about how we look. . .and just do what He has called us to do! Let’s be the Light to the World!
You ARE A New Creation In Him!
I love you!