1998miss.com/Skirt Society Featured Blog Post #2
Christian Women in Business
Hey you! It’s time for you to get out there and finally do what you’ve been wanting to do these last few months or maybe even years! I’m talking about starting that Blog, YouTube Channel, Instagram Account, Website and/or Business. It’s time for you to take the leap of faith and let Jesus guide you.
Today I’m talking about Christian Women in Business just as the title says. I think this is a topic so many women need to hear because there is a major deficit in how many of us are out there letting our creative passions flow in the secular world for Jesus! There is room for all of us to get out there and make our mark on this world. There are so many opportunities for success, friendship, personal growth, inspiration, connectivity and to witness to others about Jesus. I’m talking to the women who want to win souls, love Jesus and be successful! While there is a growing number of women in the church who are modesty blogging, writing books, writing songs, releasing albums on iTunes, youtubing, Instagramming their beautiful hair, doing photography, doing podcasts, doing cooking tutorials, relationship counseling or selling modest AND classy clothes there is simply not enough. If you look at how many women from other religions with similar guidelines about Modesty there are a large number who are getting major opportunities in business to be featured or used. Even women who are not modest but are Christian are taking a seat at the table. They are getting to show the world that they are different and beautiful but there is slim to none Apostolic Pentecostal women getting the same opportunities. With an ongoing interest in Modest Fashion there are new lines of clothing coming out at many stores in order to market to all types of women of faith who want to adorn themselves modestly! Why? It’s because there is a real hunger and desire to know women like us who chose to live separately...so why aren’t we taking a piece of the pie too? We are simply not being bold enough-we have got to stop fearing to be different and embrace it. God made us be separated because he knows it’s beautiful and that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We have got to stop being afraid of what people may think and reach out to that company to collaborate. We need to start forming bonds with other types of women of faith who dress and live separately like we do so that there is a community of women working together to share in the success. As Apostolic Christian women we need to get out there and take that leap of faith like so many others are! If you’re doing it for God’s glory he will bless you. There is no reason there isn’t a young apostolic girl isn’t doing motivational talks like Sadie Robertson, there is no reason that there aren’t an apostolic women isn’t writing a modesty column in fashion magazines, there is no reason that there are not apostolic women participating in Modest Fashion week across the world, there is no reason there are not more Chip and Joanna Gaines-there is simply no excuse! We have got to be women of faith who are ambitious! Let’s cultivate the environment we want for ourselves because we are capable.
Another thing I want to touch on is that we must support other girls who are trying to do this. We must always encourage our sisters in Christ to be ambitious even if they are pursuing what we are also pursuing. There is never a reason to put other women down because they simply are not where you are. If we want these bigger opportunities we have to build each other up and support each other! It’s a doggie dog world out there and we don’t need our women tearing each other down! That being said-support your sister! Tell her she’s doing an awesome job, like her photo, share her page, tell her you loved her book, buy her music, subscribe to her channel, buy her dress, buy her hair accessories, join her marriage counseling, have her do your photos, start doing her workouts! Whatever it may be, you need to support it! Do this if she has 10 followers or 10,000 because followers don’t measure greatness! There is a really big problem with women being jealous of other women or unfortunately being mean to gals who are just trying to pursue their creative passions! As a modest fashion blogger at a Secular University, I can say more times than not that school girls are more supportive of my blog than Apostolic gals! We have to be better! We can do better!
So here it is that reminder that YOU can anything you set your mind too with Christ!
Here’s that sign you were looking for.
Here’s that opportunity to support your sister!
By Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley a modest fashion blogger at 1998miss.com. A Missouri gal and undergraduate student at Sewanee studying Psychology, Pre-Med and Chinese. Alexa is called to missions and you can follow her on instagram @1998miss
Remember these verses along the way:
Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV)
13 I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.
Luke 6:38 NIV
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”