I’m sure some of you are reading this out of pure curiosity, and that is exactly why I made the title so intriguing.
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Today I hopped in the shower, just like any other day, and reached for my face wash. Now keep in mind, this is the same face wash I have been using for two years now which means I have re purchased it at least three times. But today, instead of pouring what I need and putting it back on the shelf, I decided to read the front of the bottle. It said:
“philosophy: you don’t have to be perfect to be pure. purity is intention. be truthful with your words and actions. keep your promises. purity is perspective. keep and open mind, and reserve judgement. purity is principle. treat others the way you want to be treated. no one is perfect, but we all can be pure. purity is being your best self.”
Wow. Talk about “deep shower thoughts”.
The name of the face wash is “purity” and the company is Philosophy. This quote really seemed to fit with the product, which is a face wash/makeup remover. At the end of the day, you wash your face of all things un-pure to reveal your most “pure self” but what defines being pure?
I’ll never forget the day I was watching Say Yes To The Dress and a girl came in looking for a light pink dress. I thought the idea was weird but when the girl started explaining her reasoning behind her color choice I became angry. Her mother was with her and the girl told the dress consultant that because she had become pregnant before she was married, her mother told her she could no longer wear a white wedding dress. This really got me thinking, there are girls who live their lives thinking that they are not pure because of one simple “mess-up” in their lives whether it be like the situation above or something else and this is ridiculous.
One of my favorite verses from the Bible states:
“for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.” Proverbs 24:16
I’m not sure if anyone has ever told you this, but you are NOT un-pure because of your past sin. Does this mean you can continue to sin and everything be okay? Of course not. But if God expected you to be perfect then why did He create examples out of men who were the furthest thing from it like David and Saul? By assuming that you are not worthy of being saved is also assuming that the Lord is too weak to save you, and we all know that isn’t true.
Being a college student makes you realize just how many girls see themselves as un-saveable. They continue to act a certain way because they messed up once and felt as if they are in too deep now so they might as well continue with their lifestyle. Does this mean you can’t be pure and still enjoy your friends and enjoy going out? Of course not. Like the quote on the bottle said “purity is being your best self” and you can be your best self whether you are in church or in a bar.
So to the girl who feels like she is too far gone to reach purity again, I’m here to tell you that any time is the right time to be your best self, whether you have been lost for a week or five years. Because purity does not mean you never make mistakes, it simply means that you learn and turn those mistakes into lessons.
“But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.” Job 23:10