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Christian and Model Kathy Ireland Admits to “Molding” God to Suit Her

Supermodel Kathy Ireland is a recent addition to the online ministry, “I am Second.” The site features Christians (mostly celebrities) and their personal testimonies.

Ireland discusses how she thought she was a Christian before she became a true Christian.  But even after acknowledging her faith, she realized that she wasn’t living a life that followed the Word. Instead, she manipulated it to fit her needs.

Take a look below:

But I regret that I remained such a baby Christian for so long. I would continue to read the Word, but I would just read the same passages over and over. And there were other verses that I would come across that I thought, surely there must be a typo or they didn’t pertain to me (Kathy Ireland).

My understanding of Ireland’s admittance is that she wanted to be a better Christian, but in order to do so, she had to manipulate the Word or ignore it, or assume that it just didn’t pertain to her. Why? Because doing so was likely easier than changing her lifestyle in order to meet God’s Word.

Yeah, if you asked me I was a Christian. He was in my life. I loved Him. I had Him. But I was trying to mold God into what I wanted Him to be, rather than allowing Him to mold me into the person He made me to be (Kathy Ireland).

This realization got me thinking. I found this to be a profound admittance. Not simply because it’s the wrong way to live the Word, nor because it’s the easy route, but because I wondered how many people do that–including myself.

How often do we twist God’s Word, set it aside or ignore it? Whether it’s in the way we talk, treat others, dress or select our media. Christ calls us to glorify God in everything that we do. Everything!

Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Do we glorify God in everything that we do?

We are all sinners. We do make mistakes. God will forgive us. But that doesn’t mean that we should knowingly sin. What I mean is that if we are aware of what the Bible says about a certain action, we shouldn’t disregard it with excuses as to why that teaching is not relevant to our lives.

Here’s an example. Often, I get comments on a post from ladies who approve of a bad action because they do it. “It’s okay to dress sexy, I do it. Live a little. God loves us no matter what.” Well scripture talks about modesty. It talks about lust being a sin. These teachings are clear, but the desire to dress inappropriately, look sexy, feel sexy, and attract attention seem to trump the desire to follow Christ’s teaching.

If you feel this way, are you not, in essence, molding God’s Word to meet your personal standards? Aren’t you willingly acknowledging the power of God’s love and forgiveness, but ignoring the teachings on modesty and lust? Basically, you’re admitting that your opinion is more important or that God loves us so much so He won’t mind. But the Bible is the authority on Christ’s Word, and God’s not a pushover.

It’s not easy being a Christian, especially when you’re transitioning your life. You do have to give up certain habits, change your priorities and sometimes set aside your desires. You have to work at living the Gospel–it doesn’t come naturally for most people. Striving to live the Gospel and failing now and again is one thing, but opting to mold God’s Word to meet your needs is a habit we all need to give up.

PI ladies, do you find yourself molding God and His word to fit into your lifestyle?

Image: iamsecond.com

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  1. Shevtrixie

    Posted by Shevtrixie on August 27, 2012 at 09:05

    So good.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by evangelight on August 26, 2012 at 13:46

    Very well spoken. I hope this helps a lot of young women trying to find their way to realize early on that their way leads to compromise and not giving God His rightful rule in their lives, Thank God for her humility and honesty. It makes her all the more beautiful in my eyes.

  3. Paris

    Posted by Paris on August 26, 2012 at 02:06

    A real eye opener.

  4. amberfishnets00

    Posted by amberfishnets00 on August 25, 2012 at 23:34

    I am really glad you posted this! I have a question about dressing modestly. So I know that when you wear a skirt or dress length is crucial to whether it is modest or not. A while back one girl asked if it was okay to wear tights/leggings under a skirt or something. Nicole said it should be fine or something like that but another girl said no because it still shows the curve of your legs. So can I not wear leggings or tights with a skirt or dress? I mean isn’t it the same thing as wearing pantyhose or stockings? This was my defense to myself so I ignored the girl’s answer to the other girl’s question. So does this mean I was exalting myself higher than God or trying to justify my wrong? I was really confused about that and wondered if I wore tights/leggings if I was dressing modestly. Please help!
    Thank you!

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on August 26, 2012 at 10:32

      Thank you for your question. It depends on the skirt. If you pick a tight mini skirt that reveals the shape of your thigh, then leggings won’t make it look immodest on you because they’re tight. You still need to select a skirt that is modest. A modest skirt is one that comes a little above the knee. You should wear leggings/tights/dark nylons under this. When wearing skirts, I also suggest flat to low heel shoes. Anything higher elongates the legs and brings attention to them. Always look at your finished ensemble to determine if you look modest. It’s okay to look pretty, but not sexy, as the latter causes boys to check you out lustfully. I hope this helps. God bless you. TMG

  5. BrokenAndBeautiful

    Posted by BrokenAndBeautiful on August 25, 2012 at 14:22

    I’ve definately done this too… For about a year, I’ve suffered from bulemia, but I lied about it, and still claimed that I was Christian, even though I was looking to my disorder for comfort, instead of Christ. I am only now begining to heal (in a kind of 2 steps forward 1 step backward way), and truthfully begining to know what it is to let God control your life.

    • Nellie

      Posted by Nellie on September 1, 2012 at 15:48

      good for you! God can get us through the toughest of times in his own way and time! I am praying for you!

  6. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on August 25, 2012 at 09:03

    Ya, I totally see what Kathy means! I think a lot of Christians do that (including me)! We fit the Bible into a mold, so it can’t convict us!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by princssbeks on August 24, 2012 at 20:53

    wow, I really needed to hear that… God’s been pointing out to me how much of a control freak I really am. For a little while now I’ve been wondering why it feels like God and I are so distant… I try to think of new rules and new regimes to get on the right page again, like getting up early, praying more, etc., but things never work out unless your first goal is to put God first, which for me, means giving Him control. It’s soo hard to do… but it’s worked out other times in my life. And this testimony as well as others gives me the faith and confidence that by giving God control over my life, I will not be losing out, but everything else I’ve been striving so hard for will fall into place. Thank you so much for posting this video. It meant a lot.:)

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by nolasleuth on August 24, 2012 at 14:00

    I have seen her on TV in commercials often and recently too.
    Never knew or heard of this side of her life.
    Congratulations! KATHY !!!,,, I enjoyed her humble testimony.
    Now Kathy,,, hear the Masters voice, “come & follow me and I will make you fishers of men”.
    Nicole,,, “Thanks for the video”, I sent it to tons of girls!

  9. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on August 24, 2012 at 11:11

    Thank you so much for posting that! It’s really amazing how God gets our attention, and shows us what we’re doing wrong. And it’s incredible how, when we let Him change us, we’re better than before. Thanks again!

  10. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on August 24, 2012 at 11:09

    I am afraid I have been doing just that. I loved to hear what Kathy had to say, as well as you! Very great truth in both of the messages! Thank you!