Tights, knits, and the occasional sweater dress. My ultimate go-to winter outfit. These knits have been in my closet for years now which are constantly being worn every chilly season; they’re the wardrobe staples that I can’t seem to get rid of. My aunt gave me these boots when she worked in China a few years back. I call them my “Legolas” boots. Yes, the elf from Lord of the Rings. Little do most know, I used to dress as him when the LOTR trilogy was all the rage in the early 2000s. I’d half-up-half-down my hair with braids on each side, wear all green, and aim at random objects with my kuya’s bow and arrow toy. I was an avid fan. It was serious.
I wore this to my interview for Forever 21 which I am now an employee of! I went to submit my application only to find out the interview would take place soon after that. So thankful it wasn’t one of those jeans and a hoodie kind of day!
Outfitivation= outfit motivation:
I haven’t been able to blog for more than a week because my laptop officially crashed last Friday. I know, #firstworldproblems. I spent the day talking/paying for tech support for nine hours. Since I was getting nowhere and everything was erased, I eventually brought it to the Apple store the next day which I honestly should have done in the first place. They later told me to cancel the warranty I purchased from the tech support and the credit card itself since they believed it was a scam. That same day my dog had a 105F fever with a limp leg for the first time since- ever.
During times like those I know there’s a lesson God wants me to understand. It’s more than just the phrase “don’t count your problems, count your blessings.” There’s always something to actually improve on. In this case it was humility.
I was on such a high to “market” myself for the new year. I knew my mission for my life or “calling” as some would say so taking action was evidently the next step. Blogging on my faith and fashion was one of the things I really wanted to pursue but as my computer died, it seemed as if God was saying “no.” I tried to sense why on my own terms: How can you incorporate Christ into an industry where some people view it as egocentric and materialistic? My discouragement led to conviction. Conviction later revealed His glory.
The next day was Sunday (timing. I see what You did there) and the message was called “Do For One.” In short, we should always find opportunities through the Holy Spirit to reach out to someone whether it’s providing a service, a simple gesture, or a random act of kindness because God loves them. He is in love with each and every single one of us. He then reminded me that Just Jireh is not merely a blog compiled of look shots and fashion related things, but an outlet to do His will for this life. If I can just “do for one” and make God known, I’m happy and grateful without a doubt.
In the end I was able to get my laptop repaired, recovered everything safely, received an upgrade, cancelled my warranty without much hassle, our dog is as healthy as ever, and that same Sunday I was able to give a brand new microwave that I won in high school to someone who needed it. The way God works. Incredible. To God be the glory.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opporunity, let us do good to all people especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6: 9,10