I got the privilege of of spending some much needed girl time with one of my best friends, Danielle Moss. We have been friends for about four years now, and I have loved every minute. With spring here and summer approaching, we thought it would be best to go shopping and gather up a few basic pieces to get this season started. This shopping trip did not come without a few frustrations. Where did these frustrations come from? I was dressing for God, and not culture.
Culture says, ” These shorts are in! Everybody’s wearing them and there’s nothing wrong with showing a little skin. Besides, it’s hot.” This is what I heard when I walked into every store. Culture was everywhere, and I was trying see past it. I kept seeing pieces that showed too much of the body and it made me feel overwhelmed. I felt that there was going to be nothing in any store for me.
God says, “You are my masterpiece and I made you for your husband’s eyes only. Your clothes shouldn’t draw attention to you, but your attention should come from the good you do in my name.” When I remembered that, it was the reassurance I needed. I started to feel abnormal being a christian immersed in our culture. Modesty isn’t about covering up our bodies because they’re bad, modesty isn’t about hiding ourselves … it’s about revealing our dignity.
It is also important to remember the man in your life, that you may be in a courtship with, and other men in the world. What ever you wear, wear it for God. You do not want to cause anyone to stumble. Yes, you are looking out for the good of you, but also the good of many. Sometimes I think it is a good idea to ask yourself, ” Are you becoming the kind of girl a godly man would want?” You didn’t know how much responsibility you had just by putting on cloths did you?
I am happy to report that I did find some very cute, modest clothes while I was on my shopping trip. Did it take longer to make choices, yes. Were there times that I just wanted to get the darn shirt that I knew was too low cut, yes. Was it all worth it, you bet. I found some guidelines that may help you while you are out looking for some pieces.
1. If you have trouble getting into it or out of it, it is probably not modest.
2. If you have to be careful when you sit down or bend over, it is probably not modest.
3. If people look at any part of your body before looking at your face, it is probably not modest.
4. If you see your most private body parts or an outline of those parts under the fabric, it is probably not modest.
– Michael Hyatt
I hope that you have found this to be inspiring and a reminder that modesty is more than just a fashion statement, it’s a daily decision to dress like the child of God you are. If someone asks you why are you only wearing skirts and dresses, just smile back at them and say, ” What do you expect, I’m a princess!” In your heart, you know who the King is. Have a blessed and wonderful day! You are loved 🙂
– The Organic Christian