I wrote about Modesty last year and so many of you loved it! So, I wanted to make sure I include it in this new blog! I've added some more things and edited it from a year ago, but if you'd like to read the original post click here!
"You need to wear longer shorts." "Go change that outfit." "You're not going out of the house like that."
Most of the time our answer is, "but everyone else is wearing it," or "it's in style."
Yes, it's tempting to flaunt what you have, especially if you know it's going to make heads turn. But just because the world's average is wearing party clothes and attracting sin wherever you go doesn't mean you should too.
The world says, "wear what you want to wear, nobody cares," "if you have the body, show it off," and "the more skin you show, the tighter your clothes are, the more guys will chase after you."
Don't believe those lies!
People do care, they watch and see what you do every day. No matter your body type, you can be as fashionable and modest as anyone else. If you think that showing more skin is going to get your dream guy to come to talk to you, you might need to rethink your version of Prince Charming.
Let's talk about Modesty.
As a girl, we have very different bodies compared to guys. So, speaking with common sense, shouldn't we dress differently than they do?
Check out this verse
“A woman is not to wear male clothing, and a man is not to put on a woman’s garment, for everyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 22:5
WOAH. Um, if you've scrolled on Instagram or even walked into Walmart on a Friday night you might see some of this already happening. Girls are swapping their clothes for things that don't look feminine at all! Guys are doing the same. I'm sorry, but guys please stop wearing skinny jeans.
God designed you to be you. Not to dress like something you were not created to be.
"Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. "
When you get dressed for the day, did you ever stop to think that you are living sanctuary? It doesn't matter if we are going to church or not if Christ is living inside of us we should dress with honor and dignity.
Christ has done a lot for us. Shouldn't we take care of the gift we've been given?
What do you think modesty looks like?
Is it wearing long denim skirts? Is it having your hair up in a bun? Is it not being able to wear tank tops?
Girls, modesty is not just for propriety's sake. Being modest is a form of beauty.
Beauty? Um, Anna, have you seen the latest "modesty trends?" Yes, I have and I think they are more flattering than the average short-shorts.
Modesty isn't just about what you wear either.
What we choose to wear should resemble what our true character is on the inside.
"[Beauty] should consist of what is inside the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God’s eyes." 1 Peter 3:4
Being modest is wearing the inside out.
Are you showing Christ in your attitude? Are you reflecting Him on the outside?
I pray that this post has made you think about modesty. I know this topic is near and dear to my heart.
Let's strive to be the example of true beauty to the other girls that look up to us. Because, you may not realize this, but little eyes watch you. Whether you are in school, church, the store; you are the image other girls see and grow up to be.
Thanks for reading this Cup of Thoughts!