Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clothing Temptation

So today, I just want to be real.

You know how sometimes you find a skirt, dress or even a cute shirt that is 1) is absolutely gorgeous 2) Unique in every way 3) ON SALE! Then you go to try it on and, dun, dun, dun, it fits toooo skin tight or toooo short, however, it looks really great on you because your beautiful lady figure is showing. C’mon ladies, we know we are beautiful. It’s almost so tempting to buy it, so everyone can see how gorgeous we really look. It’s something in human nature to “show off” what we’ve got. But that’s when Jesus comes in. His spirit in us, shows us that it’s not about us, but about honouring him. He helps all that pride and vanity in us dissipate. However, it’s true, sometimes our human nature kicks in and we are tempted into wearing things that are immodest.
These are a few things to keep in mind in situations like these: Think of God and how he would consider you, and the type of attention you would bring to your body by dressing immodestly (not anything Godly that’s for sure!). Think of your own personal convictions and of how horrible you would feel for not standing up for what you believe in for a weak moment of vanity. Think of your husband (or future for the singles!) and how you would be dishonoring him by showing that which is reserved for only his eyes to see. Then think of how embarrassed you would feel if others saw you dress this way. There are something’s you can’t take back! Once you’re in the public eye view that’s it, YOU can’t erase that image they saw, that’s pretty much impossible. Than witnessing to others becomes hard, because your credibility is next to none! We must live out what we preach, preach what we are living out.

What I wanted to express with this post is that, yes we are girls who love God and want to please him in every way, but we can be real and say that there will be times in which we will be tempted to lower our standards, because we live in a “low standards” world! However, always, always, always, think twice before you go ahead and do something you will regret! Sometimes it will just be out of frustration that we can hardly find clothing that is suitable for our needs and we will go with whatever we find “half-decent” out of frustration. But there are ways to work around making things “half-decent” - decent and look absolutely great modestly.

Stand strong and remember that one of the fruits of the spirit is Self-Control, use it freely, as there is no law against it. - Galatians 5:22-23.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. – Proverbs 31:30


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