I'm going to share some of my heart. And it's sometimes hard to do that, so bear with me.
Not like the "humble modest"(though I try to be that too), but the kind of modest that gets weird looks.
Yeah, I'm the pale girl wearing a tank top and shorts over her one piece swimsuit at the water park. You could say I'm crazy. Maybe I am. But I know I'm called to be modest, and modest I shall be.
I've always dressed modestly(not exaggerating). It's easy when you're five, and it doesn't matter what you wear. But I'm not five anymore. And it's hard to be modest in a world of bikinis.
Maybe to the point of tears.
Once again, call me crazy. I don't care. The thing that keeps me from giving into the temptation of immodesty is this verse:
"I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes."
1 Timothy 2:9
God wants His daughters to be modest, not causing a man to sin.
Yesterday, I shopped for 7 hours. I looked in over 10 stores, and still couldn't find a modest swimsuit.
To be honest, I was ready to give up.
It is SO hard to be modest; especially now-a-days.
I've tried everything. From sewing, to online shopping, to just pleading for God to provide something modest.
I want to follow my King.
I don't want to draw attention to my body, but to my heart.
Because when you get down to it, that's all that matters.
To all the girls who bang their head on the wall(been there done that) over the lack of modesty, I encourage you to keep pursuing modesty.
I've read multiple articles about how Christian men appreciate when ladies dress modestly.
It's showing that it's not about you. It's about your Creator.
So, stand strong.
Continue in the pursuit of modesty. <3
For those who are looking for modest skirts, check out:
(No I wasn't paid to do that haha, it's just an amazing shop run by an amazing Godly girl!)