Is Everyday Halloween For You?

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Fall's coming and I might have mentioned it already but this is my favorite time of year. In six weeks, it's going to be Halloween. I'm still trying to decide what to dress up as.

So far, I'm stuck between a ninja, a superhero or a classic movie star, like Audrey Hepburn....because really, who doesn't want to dress up like this?

I think it's fun to spend a night pretending, but as girls, we can run the risk of making everyday Halloween. It's easy to pretend to be someone else at school, or the mall, or at church, isn't it?

Like slipping into a costume, we can be someone totally different for a little while. Depending on our location or even the people we're with, we might cross lines that we wouldn't normally, or we'll make jokes that really aren't comfortable with, or we'll agree to do things that we don't like. All to create this 'image' of the person we want to be.

But let me ask you a question: Weren't you fearfully and wonderfully made?

When God created you, He had a special plan in mind. He didn't create you to be exactly like your best friend or like your sister or your cousin. He created you and He didn't feel the need to make copies. He wanted an original. Psalm 139 tells us that God knits together each life.

Can you imagine watching God knit? Only instead of yarn, God used DNA. I can imagine God in heaven, stringing cells together and excitedly telling Gabriel, "This is Amy. She's going to become a doctor. And this is Sasha, one day, she'll walk the runway."

The truth is we don't have to hide who we are. Our personalities, our likes and dislikes, they were all shaped by God Himself. And we'll never going to be happy wearing a costume we weren't created to wear. You don't have to remove it all at once but what if today you let one part of your disguise go?

Real Question: What costume are you wearing?

Debra Weiss is a twenty something writer passionate about helping girls grow closer to God. The costume Debra wears is Super-Woman....because sometimes she pretends like she can do it all on her own when really, she can't. Find out more about Debra on her website.



Anonymous Jess said...

my family doesnt do halloween (sadly) but i do wear disguises; i wear superwoman alot (like all the time) or i wear an angel outfit when i want to look particularly innocent ;)

Blogger Debra Weiss said...

Hi Jess,

Superwoman definitely seems popular with us, doesn't it? Unfortunately, it sometimes means we don't reach out when we need help. God didn't create us for solo journeys and that's what we have to remember. Thank you for sharing your insights.

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