As a younger women I never gave a second thought about modesty. I just didn’t do it! I wanted to be noticed and get the attention from boys because of how I appeared . I never fully understood the sin and consequences that I was committing and causing others to commit.
As I became a wife and mother God laid it on my heart to evaluate how I was appearing to others (outside of my husband). He checked me and made me think about the fact that we can become a plank in a fellow believers eye. We as women have the responsibility to keep ourselves pure and holy as a safe guard to not cause others to stumble in sin.
I have recently started studying Proverbs 31 as a way for God to cultivate the women inside of me and mold me into what he wills for my life. One verse that immediately stood out to me was Proverbs 31:30 that says this “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting. But a women who fears the Lord is to be praised”
How about you? Are you allowing God to use you and not become a stumbling block for others? Our are you dressing for attention.
I stumbled upon an article this morning that will help you think about this subject from “The Modest Mom”.
It will be helpful for you not to just evaluate yourself but also the boundaries that you set for your daughters.
It contains a link to a YouTube video that is very interesting on a study about how men view women who do not dress modestly. How do you want to be viewed? Are you making yourself nothing more than a “tool” to men by how you dress?