Looking the Part
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Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV
Decorum is a lifestyle every Music minister of God should embody. As a Christian, you have to live the essence of your identity. And what is your identity? Who do you mirror? When you call yourself a Christian, it means you mirror Christ; it means you are Christ-like and doused in His aura.
We live in a society today where people are easily misled by appearance, that is, things they see and can feel. People are blinded by this physical world and all of its frailness. Everything we see is fleeting but only God's word will remain. So there's the need to be conscious of the subtle messages we give off. Either by body language, words, or even appearance (fashion sense). In this article, we'd be focusing on Music ministers and their fashion sense about the kind or genre of music they perform.
As a Music minister in, let's say your local church, you know your obligations and your audience as well. Depending on the arrangement or setting, you're always going to be called upon to minister songs that would wet the heart of the congregation in preparation or during the service, hence, all eyes invariably lie on you. It's for a fact that your outfit has to align with your anointing. Appearance whether within or without, does matter in the kingdom business.
Typically, you wouldn't want to send the wrong kind of message through your dressing. As a female, are your outfits revealing? Let's not try to cover up sin by tagging it in fashion. Our outfit should glorify God and not the flesh. When people see you as a Music minister of God, what is the first thing they observe? Do they see Christ in you? Or you are no different from the artists who sing songs that do not conform with all that Jesus Christ represents.
“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.
Mark 9:42 NIV
The scripture above is as clear as daylight. If your appearance is going to cause a brethren to stumble in his or her walk of faith or relationship with God, you should rethink your steps—God never goes back on his promises!
You have a critical role to play in the lives of people. God has given you the grace to use your voice to lead people to His throne of mercy. Do not use it to do otherwise. Always remember that people are going to be watching your every step. You're a role model. So dress accordingly. Dress as Christ would expect you to. Be meek. Embrace humility.
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