One of the questions I get asked a lot is how I can dress fashionably and not compromise my beliefs. I think any one who craves a relationship with God and is stylish would have struggled with balancing these two interests at some point in their lives.
The question I ask myself is one from Galatians 1:10 that says "Am I trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?" Put it in another way, "who will be more pleased by my actions, God or human beings?" If I gave into that sheer trend or wore a deep V or those backless dresses all the way to your ass crack or showed side boob or front boob or the latest under boob, who would it excite more, God or human beings? If I wore tiny skirts, or some of these crop tops that are pretty much bras, or these bikinis that only cover your labia, would it please God more than it pleases human beings?
There's the argument that God sees your hearts and is the only One that can rightly judge you. I totally agree. However, to non-Christians, you may be the only Bible they read and they cannot see your heart, so what are you saying to them by your appearance?
There's the argument that no one is perfect. Again, I totally agree. There are some outfits that I have worn that looking back I'm like 'I shouldn't have worn that'. And then I don't wear such again. For example, I had a provocative picture of me on the beach on social media and once I realised that picture pleases human beings, more than God, I took it down. I am talking about repeat offenders here. Women who do not learn and continue to dress indecently and then get comments referring to them as "sexy". The world or your social media followers referring to you as sexy is 9.5 out of 10 times not pleasing to God. The definition of sexy is not one that a Proverbs 31 woman should want to be associated with (except the comment is coming from her husband, and in that case, GO GIRL!!!)
Dressing in a way that is not modest is a way of seeking the validation of human beings over the validation of God. There are no grey areas here. You either want God's validation or you want the validation of human beings.
"The best accessory a woman can wear is her love for God"
Have an amazing weekend
Lots of love,