I used to like tight clothing; really tight jeans that stuck to my body like a second skin, very short dresses, miniskirts, sheer clothing and deep cut necklines- anything that yelled “Look at me!” when I arrived somewhere.
It wasn’t a matter of being in style, what I really wanted was to call attention.
I thought that in order to be beautiful, I had to expose myself; be sensual. Today I see that my attitude revealed great insecurities and a deep need for attention along with other things.
When I came to the church, no one ever told me that I had to change my inappropriate way of dressing… but a very special someone showed me that that wasn’t the right way to be beautiful.
The Holy Spirit made me realize that I needed to change the way that I dressed.
That our beauty doesn’t lie in the amount of skin we show but in a combination of qualities that stem principally from characteristics of our character.
I stopped using tight, deep cut and transparent clothing, not only to church but also outside of church. For what good is it to go to church dressed properly but once you reach home you go back to wearing the same old clothes? I knew that the Holy Spirit expected more from me.
My transformation was quite radical because I started wearing large shirts, long dresses and very loose clothing. It took me a while to understand that I couldn’t be “8 or 80.” After all, I knew what wasn’t appropriate but I didn’t know what WAS appropriate.
Little by little I began to understand so many things. The Holy Spirit always guiding me, using people to help me and making me understand the true meaning of beauty and the true value of a woman.
Elegant woman are beautiful, they don’t wear those types of clothing, for they vulgarize their image.
Task #34 for Becoming a Lovelier Woman
“The next time you are getting ready, look at yourself in mirror and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. If you don’t feel good with a certain article of clothes, then you can take that as a sign. Also, observe elegant woman that you admire and take them as an example. I advise you, of course, to mirror yourself in Godly women for this.”
You don’t have the Holy Spirit yet? Then yet another reason to seek Him even more!