A few minutes ago, I was on Facebook and I commented on a friends post about women and modesty. Honestly, sometimes I am shocked at how people don’t like the truth.
The young lady posted the above picture of Nikki Minaj. The talk is about her much more toned down look and honestly Nikki looks nice. But somehow my Facebook friend connected it to Christian woman and how they dress. I commented that all the men standing behind Nikki were looking at her and my Facebook friend responded that “men are responsible for their own lust”. And we don’t hold any responsibility?
Well first let’s separate worldly women from Godly women. There should be a difference. Women of the world generally dress to be provocative. Not all, but many do. There is no standard of modesty and guess what? We shouldn’t expect anything different. I have no problem with Nikki. I probably would not wear it, without a jacket, but more power to her.
But when it comes to a Godly woman, we should always think about how we dress and the effect it will have on our men. Recently, Erica Campbell of Gospel Duo Mary Mary, came under fire because of the above picture. Erica and her sister have been known to push the envelope where their attire is concerned. Personally, I think the dress is too tight, but she has a right to wear what she wants just as I have a right to share my opinion.
Yes, men are responsible for their own lust, but we as Godly women are also responsible for not contributing to those issues. I can’t believe my Facebook friend would think that we don’t have any responsibility.
So, I shared my own story with my Facebook friend. Several years back, I was wearing my favorite blue and white stripe scoop neck shirt. As I walked down the street, I noticed every man I passed was looking right at my boobs (sorry if that word offends you). It got so bad that it was hard not to notice. Well I heard the still small voice of the Holy Spirit say “don’t wear that top anymore”. I went home and that was the last time I wore it. My top was causing a problem with some men. And since I am not flat-chested by any means, it was best for me to not wear it anymore. I could have said “well they have a problem” but that would only have been half the problem. lol
So, just for me posting truth, suddenly I’m judging. I am so sick of people saying you are judging if you share something that is not in agreement with the opinions of others. Spare me. Truth is truth and just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean I am judging people.
The Bible is clear on a lot of things. It speaks of how women should dress, it’s speak about not fornicating, gluttony, lying and cheating. It speaks about the homosexual lifestyle being sin. And if I agree and share what the Bible says, that doesn’t make me judgmental. It just makes me smart. 😉
Ladies, let’s adorn ourselves properly, I don’t care what the world says!
1 Timothy 2:9-10
New International Version (NIV)
9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.