If I’m being honest, there was a point in my life where I wasn’t the best dresser growing up. From the age of 15-18, I struggled with wearing things appropriately. It use to make me feel “Amish” and I just never liked it.
If I’m also being honest, my relationship with God at that time was not where I would have liked it to be, but all of that changed once I stopped playing games and I chose to live right for God and wanted what He wanted for me.
Dressing modestly starts from the heart and then reflects openly. I use to think that dressing modestly was ugly and Amish but when I began to grow deeper in my relationship with God, I started to love it.
As women, we want to be attractive to people, specifically men, and the cause of that sometimes tricks us to believe that we have to compromise our values for a man to “consider us” when that is not true at all. Our dress for modesty doesn’t root from a guy but God-the only man that we should consider.
In a post I shared once, I spoke about the importance of modesty and what it represents, but today I want to encourage anyone reading that no matter the mistakes you made before, all of it is covered under the blood and you can restart :)
Dressing modestly is not a “cover-up” but it is a relationship with our God and He is pleased by it. We are to present our bodies, Holy, before Him and as a living sacrifice(see Romans 12:1).
We don’t dress to please man on this earth but we dress to please God because our lifestyle should be a reflection of who He is.
Dress for God and remember that every time you choose to dress modestly, God sees that, and as simple as that is to us, it doesn’t just go unseen. He sees it and He honors that, and that’s all that matters!
Dressing modestly doesn’t mean it is boring or ugly, and it sure doesn’t mean we do it because of man on earth, but for Him. After all, you can still dress modestly and still have style!