Sunday, 17 June 2007

Liberated !

I had a very liberating experience yesterday...I had my bra size measured ! I discovered that I have been wearing the wrong size for the last three years (shame, that is the last time I got measured!) NO wonder I have not been feeling that comfortable - but fancy sticking with it for three years (obviously have bought new ones in that time - didn't want you to think I have kept same ones for three years). So obviously it was not that bad, but I just knew something was wrong...I put it down to additional weight and gravity :-)

Anyway after an hour of trial and error and being observed by a complete stranger who kept pulling the straps etc etc, I finally came away with my right size and a couple additions to my wardrobe.....dont want to use the B word too often as I know Graeme Howell in particular will get embarrased as he reads this !

Now...is it feasible that we can be in a ministry "wrong fit" ? I wonder how many of us have felt this or feel it right now - that we are just not quite in the right "ministry fit" ? Please don't take this as an indication that I am feeling in a "wrong fit" at Romford - I am NOT feeling that, far from it .....but the hour in M&S "B" fitting service has made me wonder if it is possible to carry on in a particular ministry, but not quite feeling as Liberated and "close fitted" as we should?

Does God provide a "Fitting Service" ? How willing are we to throw away the wrong fit and pick up the new? How willing are we to allow God to "pull our straps".

8 comments:

Graeme said...

I should point out that I'm no prude, however, when you're sat listening to your corps officer and various other female members of the fellowship discussing their undergarments it's a definite "isn't this lovely weather we're having moment?"!! Still, I now at least have a thorough knowledge of that hole in the ceiling at the back of the hall, it was the ONLY place to look!!

Dawn said...

I pondered for ages over blogging the bathing suit issue, so I'm so glad more people now feel 'released' (not sure I should use that term!)to do the same.

I HATE bra fitting - I usually end up going with Sarah so there's a cubicle full of people, all pulling in different directions - good invention, but a very strange experience!

One of your last blogs made front page of the Romford Bulletin...I look forward to this coming sunday!

Ann said...

Not sure this blog will hit the bulletin ! I was not quite brave enough to post pictures of the chosen newly fitted bras either :-)

Liz said...

I think you should get a pink one!

Dawn said...

Oh, but Ann, come one. I'll make you a deal, you show me yours if I show you mine!

And by all means, get a new pink one, just be aware of what you wear on top!

Liz said...

An HOUR!!Wow, how many did you try on?

Ann said...

I have to add that Hannah was with me , she too got measured and boy has she changed size :-) I feel quite insignficant now !

Pink is always my favourite bra colour - but not on a Sunday of course.

John said...

Too much information!! :-)))