As you may have noticed, “Guest Feature” posts have been incorporated more for the past couple of months now because I no longer want fmG to be a selfie blog of, well, me. After almost five years of trying to output as many #OOTDs as possible (remember those Just Jireh days?) quite frankly it gets old and tiring. This summer God has placed in my heart for fmG to become more community based where His other daughters can share on their faith, personal style, or both. It’s been a wonderful few months while networking with other Christian fashion bloggers and those whose testimonies have inspired me.
But I feel like I’ve come to a roadblock. Why? I can’t seem to find any more faith-based fashion bloggers. And I mean the real and passionate ones. Those who pick up their cross on a daily basis and have a raw desire to share a discovered Love that they can’t contain because they’ve been made new.
I’ve searched through the Facebook groups. I’ve searched through Instagram hashtags and the suggested people. I’ve searched through Twitter lists and feeds. Maybe I haven’t searched that hard enough? I don’t know. All I know is that I desire to connect with people who don’t just add “Christ follower” or “Jesus lover” to their bios then only post “But first, coffee.” “Fri-YAY,” and high-contrasted photos of high heels, midi-skirts, and a new favorite fall nail polish. Don’t get me wrong, that’s fun and great and all because I like to do the same thing, too. But teach me something. Convict and challenge me. Share with me what God is doing in your life. Be somewhat vulnerable so I can be inspired and motivated in my own struggles. Remind me that I’m not alone in my walk with the Lord, that good and hope can be found on this earth, and that through Him I can overcome anything.
When the Bible says that we are to be a light, the “light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden…” we are more than a flicker of a candle. We are to be the highest voltage and strongest wattage; a beaming and radiant light shining because of the transforming power and love of Jesus Christ. And that can be reflected in what we post.
I believe the Internet and social media has enough desk flat lays and contoured faces to last someone’s screen for a lifetime. I’d rather see more of what I can actually take into eternity. So my fellow faithful fashionistas, if you’re out there, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or to be a voice on earth representing God’s Kingdom in general. This nation, this industry, this world needs to hear you. Don’t dim yourself.