what God thinks of boobies {day ten}

Did that title catch your attention??  Good….it was meant to!  What is it about boobs that makes people have to look??  Hmmmm…..a thought to ponder.

In my early twenties, it would not have been a shock for any of my friends or family members to see me wearing tiny little shorts and a midriff-baring halter top while out and about.  Back then the motto was, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it.”  Nevermind the fact that I had very little to flaunt (I was something of a late bloomer).  I was going to assert my newfound independence and wear whatever I wanted to.  I was trying to look “sexy”.  Because if I could get a member of the opposite sex to look my way, it made me feel special.  Sound familiar to anyone else??

There are so many problems with this particular way of thinking that I don’t even know where to begin.  My priorities were seventeen different kinds of mixed up, to say the least.  But it seems to be a common problem that many young girls face.  How do we teach our girls that you don’t have to be trashy to be beautiful??  Or that, when the right young man comes along, you won’t need to “flaunt” anything because he will see you for the true beauty that you are.  Being the mom to two young girls, I frequently find myself pondering this issue.

Now that I’m a mom in my thirties, I see things completely differently.  I believe that modesty is a trait that men value, not look down upon.  Now don’t misunderstand me, I’m not talking about the kind of modesty that involves wearing a turtleneck and broom skirt (ick, what a combination that would be) everywhere I go.  But, learning that modesty can be beautiful was a life lesson that I had to learn….and I’m so glad that I did.

I believe that there are certain parts of my body that should not be seen by anyone other than my Husband (and of course my mother and sisters, because we share everything).  But I no longer look at the woman wearing knee length shorts and tops that cover her midriff and breasts with disdain….because I AM that woman.  I also don’t feel that my children should have to be seen walking around the grocery store with a mom whose boobs are hanging out of her shirt and her butt is hanging out of her shorts.  I’m sorry…..I just think that’s a tad bit trashy.  Why embarrass your kids like that???

Okay, perhaps that was a bit harsh.  But the point that I’m attempting to make is this.  As women of God we are called to a higher standard.  And so, in closing, I give you, as an example, 1 Timothy 2:9-10:  “And I want women to be modest in their appearance.  They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes.  For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.”  NLT

You can argue with me all you want, but you can’t argue with God’s word.

***** If I offend anyone with this post, please understand that is not my intention.  But I am not sorry for feeling the way that I do.  Bottom line…..if you’re a wife or a mother or a woman with any respect for herself at all……no one really wants or needs to see YOUR bottom line. *****

Just so that there is no confusion……I am FAR from perfect. 😀

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