Spring is here, or if you’re a Texan you can say spring never left. If you’re like me you’re packing up your sweaters and suede boots and pulling out the spaghetti straps and open toe sandals. But sometimes enjoying fashion can be tricky during work hours. Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. Proverbs 11:22 (New International Version)
In the Old Testament, pigs were unclean & untouchable animals, so the idea of putting something as extremely valuable and beautiful as a gold ring in a pig’s snout would be an incredible waste. To show no discretion means to be without taste, tact & grace. It seems a bit extreme, comparing an indiscreet woman to a pig, but it sure does put God’s perspective on the subject into place.
God has set some rather high standards for women. We are to be noble of character, hard working, giving, crafty, wise and modest. It’s a tall order, but in true God fashion the order has its purpose. He’s put these expectations in place to keep us out of compromising situations. If you think that dressing provocatively is not YOUR problem, think again.
The decisions you make each morning standing in your closet can have more of an impact than you know on someone’s marriage, friendship, employment status or their walk with God.
Whether you work in an office or as a cashier in a grocery store these “What Not To Wear” basics still apply.
- Keep your cleavage out of the workplace. The only girls people should be seeing are the ones you birthed.
- Perma-wedgies are not sexy. Skinny jeans are great, but if stopping at the drug store on the way home for yeast infection medication is probable, then you probably shouldn’t wear them to begin with.
- Your husband is the only one who needs to see your v-jay-jay. So while super short skirts & shorts may have their place in fashion, knee length is more appropriate.
- If you have to get a bikini wax to wear low rise anything – they are too low! There is no need to show off your thong or booty crack.
Allow me to remind you that charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting. God may have blessed you with curves and beauty but he created you to be so much more. When you’re getting dressed in the morning, whom are you thinking about? Your clothes do not define who you are, your character does; and dressing inappropriately is a direct reflection of your character.
Stoplight Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you creating me and giving me this body to serve you. Help my sisters and I to make wise decisions before we step out the door each morning so that we are not stumbling blocks in each other’s lives.
Still Hungry? Proverbs 31 defines a woman of noble character and 1 Peter 3:3-4 reminds us that beauty is more than what is on the outside.