Earlier this week, I shared a few tips for transitioning your closet from winter to spring. Today’s outfit is the perfect example of transitioning from the cold to the warm … although the weather in Oklahoma is no where near warmth at this very moment!
I love a good preppy look, so this cable knit sweater, white button down and Barbour jacket are some of my go-to items when I just want that classic prep style. These are pieces that are so easy to put together when you are feeling a little creatively lost when you look at your closet.
Whether you love fashion or it’s the bane of your existence, I know you’ve felt in a rut when it comes to your closet. We all get in ruts sometimes–creatively, professionally and even with our health and relationships. I’ve been in several ruts before, and I just shared about feeling “off” a few months ago. I don’t know if it’s the winter blues mixed with a stealth attack by Satan, but I’ve just felt rather uninspired lately.
Personally, I’m in a really, really good place. I love my new job, I’m making new friends and I’m just happier over all. In the major categories of life, I’m doing great. But you know what they say–the Devil is in the details. In the small corners of my life, I’m finding areas that aren’t as inspired as they once was.
I’ve never been so close to the Lord than at this point in my life. I’ve been reading the Bible every day for nearly a year and it has turned me inside out. But, when I am at church and it’s time to worship, I feel uninspired and skeptical that the worship is even genuine from those leading it. How dumb, right? In this small and huge part of my relationship with Christ, I’ve fallen into the lie and it has sucked the life out of me in the presence of my Creator.
This has been going on for a while. Worship through song at church has been hard for me–especially when I’m with my family at our new home church. When I’m listening to the radio or my iPod alone, it’s easy. It’s normal and inspired. When I’m at church, it’s cold. It’s hollow and prideful.
Last Sunday, Craig Groeschel preached on this very thing–hollow worship.
When he started preaching, I was annoyed because I know everything that is wrong about this mindset. If I knew how to get out of ruts, I wouldn’t be in them. I know that even though I haven’t loved a church’s worship since I was a sophomore in college, it’s not about me.
I don’t know how merely stepping a foot in the door of church changes me into this hollow person. How ironic! I’m ready to step out of this rut. I’m ready to be free of apathy in between the walls of my Father’s house. I’m ready to be back to loving corporate worship, because I truly do love worship music and listen to it often.
I don’t want Satan to have a hold on me any more, and I don’t want pride to have a hold on me. It’s not fun. It’s the opposite of being alive … don’t believe the lie Satan tells you. Life is too short, as we’ve been rudely reminded of lately, to not live every day overflowing with passion for Jesus Christ.
“He wants me. Somehow He wants me. The King of Heaven wants me. So this world has lost its grip on me.”
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.