What a strange power there is in clothing. – Isaac Bashevis Singer tweet
The power in what you wear can never be sidelined, it speaks volume without you opening your mouth. If it is true that attire speaks, them what is yours saying?
I believe the church of today is making big strides in helping women come to realize that their worth isn’t found in their looks, I can’t help but realize how many men and women might still choose to wear immodest articles of garments without realizing the harm it can have on the people around them, including the younger generation. Modesty involves much more than how we dress, but the way we dress is definitely a very good place to start.
I’m not saying these people are doing it on purpose, but I am saying it affects the people around them whether they know it or not. I’m not here to judge anyone, but instead yearn for women to be respected for more than what they are or are not wearing. Please hear my heart on this issue.
Disclaimer: Women are NOT at fault for men struggling with lust, but women can help their brothers in this battle by dressing in ways that are modest and pure. Men can do the same. Women are worth so much more than the world illustrates.
I encourage people to ask themselves whether or not what they are wearing might make their brother stumble, and question if it may represent the bride of Christ in a way contrary to what is true.
The truth is, we don’t need to see something that was meant to be shared with someone in the context of marriage, and I don’t want adolescent and teenage girls thinking this is the way they need to dress in order to get a significant other. I care about the future of our youth, and my heart breaks for those who think they must look a certain way in order to be noticed. Don’t believe the lie.
“Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly…” (1 Timothy 2:9-10)
Flaunt Your Heart
The reality is that humans are visual creatures, and I’d rather men and women be noticed for what’s in their hearts instead of how much skin they are showing.. Flaunt your heart, not your body. Be different from what the world is seeking you to be.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
I really hope you understand my perspective, I’m strong appeal is to all Christ-followers. Why? Because you and I are held to a higher standard than the rest of the world. The honest truth is that both men and women must seek to dress modestly and we should yearn to live a life that is above reproach in all things. This includes our wardrobes. Remember our choice of garments and outfits are expressions of our image, they are the foundation of our personal presentation.
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