“I hear the chains the falling! I hear the chains falling! I hear them loud in my ear.” (singing “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs)
I declare that the chains are broken and Christians are no longer stuck in tradition with fashion!
Fashion is quite a mainstream topic from what we see today on social media (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), schools—and even churches.
When we think of someone being fashionable, what appears in most people’s mind is an image of someone overly flashy in their dress. However, fashion is all about expression. It’s a sense of personal style. As a matter-of-fact, I look at fashion as a form of art!
Elle Rocks Fashion at the Place of Worship
I remember being a little girl and it not being as accepted to wear pants to church or even skirts that may have been above knee length. I can hear my grandmother saying now, “Girl, you better put some stockings on underneath that dress!” I’m thinking in my head, “Really?! It’s like 90 degrees outside!” My take on it now is,
“God knows I love fashion! As a matter of fact, he gave me the gift!”
Having been raised in a Southern-Baptist church that was wrapped up in a lot of tradition, the way you dressed could get you thrown out of the church or even ridiculed because they did not believe in you dressing a certain way in God’s house. However, there is a disparaging lie from the pits of hell that Christians cannot go to church, serve God, and still be fashionable. The devil is a liar!
When you look around at influential people in gospel such as MaryMary, Sarah D. Jakes, Tye Tribett, and Deitrick Haddon, we see that they have a unique sense of style as well. I believe that they are still called to do Kingdom work.
Personally, I tell people all the time, “God knows I love fashion! Matter-of-fact, he gave me this gift!” I also believe God is using me as His mouthpiece to set the captives free and let all Christians everywhere know that as long as we do not offend God in our dress, talk, or overall appearance, then He approves of us.
I am so thankful that we no longer have to be held in bondage because of what “man” says. Proverbs 29:25 reminds us that, “Fear of human opinion disables, but they that trust in the Lord are kept safe.”
So understand that God has already approved of you and loves you just as you are! He wants you to be fashionable—even in His house as long as you are worshipping and honoring Him in your everyday walk! Remember that worship is a lifestyle and not an event that happens at Bible Study or Worship service.
So, whatever fashion is to you then do it as long as you are pleasing God as your first priority! If you think God will not be pleased, then don’t do it. The Word does say that obedience is better than sacrifice (see I Samuel 15:22).
Be free in God–even in a fashion sense!