Why did I write yesterday's letter?!
I have been so disheartened to see some amazing young ladies...some I know some I don't....who are posting pictures of themselves in close to to nothing....short shorts....or bathing suits.....midrifts....etc....
I know many are going to say I am being a prude....or what is wrong with me...why am I judging!?
This is the thing....like I said yesterday....there IS NO JUDGEMENT....it is about wanting women/girls to understand how important it is for us all to truly start making an effort go against the grain of society.
I am not innocent in any of this.....I remember when I was in high school wearing things too tight to make myself feel better about myself...instead it just attracted the wrong attention.
I remember being in the military and not always carrying myself with the respect I should have been.
I am sad to say even 3 years ago when my thyroid condition had switched into HYPERTHYROID which means my thyroid hormones were burning too fast...too hot....thus making me fall below a healthy weight for me. At first I resisted the temptation of becoming vain...but then I found myself picking dresses that were too clingy. I wasn't picking baggy pants like I usually like....I was choosing more "skinny jean" look.....I was willing to walk around with running pants with a long tunic...with the false modesty that I was covering myself because of the tunic.
THANK GOD that phase lasted for a very short period....fortunately my health was starting to crash in other ways that helped me refocus and remember what GOD created me for.
So you see....I am not just talking to women as if I don't understand the pressures...or vanities....or pride to "show off" any hard work, or just to not care.....
BUT THIS IS THE THING:
I MUST BE AN EXAMPLE TO MY DAUGHTER.....IF I DON'T WANT MY DAUGHTER TO WALK ABOUT "NAKED" THEN I BEST NOT BE WALKING AROUND "NAKED"....
IF I DON'T WANT GUYS TO TREAT ME LIKE A PORTER STEAK....I BEST NOT WALK AROUND LIKE A PIECE OF MEAT SHOWING ALL MY FLESH.
AND IF I DESIRE TO HONOR MY LORD....MY FAITH....MYSELF.....THEN I MUST SWIM AGAINST THE MAINSTREAM....
That means avoid situations that set me up to feel like I should cave to what "everyone else is doing"....I must surround myself with like minded friends to not put myself in the situation of feeling like we can't bond and learn more about our Lord....and finally I MUST lovingly share the truth with others!
What does your closet say about you!?
Many hugs and blessings dear readers....family...friends...