fbpx

Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy here!

Catch Nicole in Catching Faith 2 now on DVD and streaming, buy your copy now!

  • News From Nicole
More

    Girl to Girl Talk: How to Live “Modest Is Hottest” and Singer Blanca’s Campaign #RealTrueYou

    Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.


    10487482_861243613926642_3490327825529975198_n

    Recently, a PI Girl asked about modest YouTube channels and wanted to start her own channel to inspire others. She loves fashion and beauty, but also loves Jesus! She said she wanted to see more modesty channels. Click here to read the full post.

    This question made me think of what modesty means and why modesty, authenticity and identity are important. As believers in Christ, life is not about being perfect or too conservative or about being religious. Rather, our life is about following the example of Jesus and representing him well. When you dress, speak or behave, modesty simply is reflecting your values to the world around you and being the best example you can be. Modesty isn’t a rule, but rather, it is a reflection of your heart.

    I remember interviewing rapper Andy Mineo about modesty and he said, “Immodesty is always a heart issue…it’s not an external thing…that’s what most of the issues with sin [are]. It’s not ‘stop doing this externally,’ it’s let God deal with your heart with what the core issue is….” Click here to watch the interview with Andy Mineo.

    Most of the immodesty issues we see on television and other media are to sell something, or to draw in people for profit or to gain something. The world around us is so desensitized and wants us to conform to their patterns, thoughts and actions, but the Bible teaches the opposite. Romans 12 tells us to not copy the behaviors of the world, but to renew our minds with God’s Word, and in my view, listening to worship helps fix our eyes on the Lord as well.

     

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)

    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God… (John 1:12)

     

    We need to start standing up, being UNIQUE and who God called us to be! He made each of us differently…you are FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE! (Psalm 139) God made you in His image (Genesis 1:27) for His glory and eternal purposes here on earth. Do you copy the actions of others or are you different and a leader? Do you think modest is hottest? Do you live out modesty and do you embrace the unique gifts and talents God has entrusted you with? It is not easy swimming against the current of popularity or peer pressure, but there are many strong warriors rising up, paving the way for our generation!

    I pray this article inspires you, and that you will join Group 1 Crew’s lead female vocalist, Blanca (who is now a solo artist), in her new campaign on social media!

     

    1897739_817799538271050_4433525695824678030_n

     

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5)

     

    Check out this photo from Blanca’s Facebook page:

    10433860_918980151486321_425575072128925543_n

    Blanca wrote: “So many of you have already done the #‎RealTrueYou challenge!!! So inspiring and so beautiful! I love that we are spreading authenticity and real beauty all over social media!! Join in on the challenge if you haven’t already! All you have to do is post a video or picture of the ‘real’ you (with little or no makeup) and say something positive that you love about how God has made you or u can post about something you’ve learned to love with time!! Then challenge your friends to join in!!” #‎RealTrueYouChallenge #‎TeamBlanca #‎newalbumcampaign #‎truebeauty #‎WhoIAm

    She also posted a picture of herself without makeup and said:

    10689457_918662668184736_3586450553267451744_n

    “For so many years growing up, I hated my hair. I would ask my mom to put a relaxer in it or take me to the salon to get it straightened. All of my friends had long straight hair and I would feel like the oddball out… But as I got older I realized that my hair made me unique and different! That it was the Real, True me. When I learned to embrace it, I felt a whole new sense of confidence from within. I was learning to love who God made me to be!! _______ So now, I want to challenge @sarahb22 Britt Nicole Moriah Peters @Missdrini Shae Wilbur and Francesca Battistelli to take the #RealTrueYou challenge!! Let’s spread some positivity and authenticity across social media, girls! #nomakeup #curls #realtrueyou”

     

    Take the #RealTrueYou challenge and connect with Blanca on social media sharing what makes YOU beautiful and unique!

    Website

    Facebook

    Twitter

    YouTube

    Instagram

     

    Recently, Blanca released her new single, “Who I Am”:

     

    Watch Blanca’s video on identity, who God creates you to be and true beauty!

     

    PI Girls, are YOU inspired to be true, and to be you? Do you think that being modest is hottest and that God has a call on your life?

    Contact me via social media for any questions, advice, prayer or just to say hello:
    Facebook: facebook.com/ChristiGiven
    Twitter: @christigiven
    Instagram: @Christi_Given

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    2 COMMENTS

    1. I’ve been a fan of Blanca since Group 1 Crew, and seeing her journey as a solo artist has been truly inspiring! She’s so original, and she’s such a focused woman of God! She’s one of my many inspirations, not just when it comes to my EXTREMELY curly hair, but also when it comes down to being me. I’m thankful for people like her in this world.

    2. I always joke that modesty is hottest because you wear more clothes, but in reality it isn’t “hottest” at all. The whole point of modesty is to draw the attention off of yourself and put it on Christ. The world’s definition for the word “hot” is used with a sexual connotation, which is the stark opposite of what modesty is. Modest is a BEAUTIFUL and pure display of love for one’s Creator; however, it definitely isn’t ‘hot’. You do not want to be “hot” ladies! You want to be stunningly beautiful by living in a way that honors God! 🙂

    Project Inspired

    We here at Project Inspired want to guide and inspire teen girls to be true to themselves and to God. We want to show young girls how to be people of value and confidence – how to be your own best selves – through leading a Christian life. Who are we? We're a team of girls, like you. We edit the site, we post to social media, we hang out in the chat rooms and forums. We talk with you, we listen to you, and we love you!

    Read On

    ‘God’s Always Had a Plan for Me’ Kanye West Shares While Performing ‘Jesus Walks’ on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’

    For the last few weeks, Kanye West has been promoting his newest album "Jesus Is King," by appearing on a few select shows. Last week,...

    Six Great Scriptures to Celebrate Veterans Day

    Memorial Day is a time to remember those who’ve died in the service of our country. Need Scripture ideas to pray this weekend? We've got some great ones!

    For the Girl Who Is Worried That She’ll Never Find ‘The One’

    Thanksgiving and Christmas can be tough for the single girl. People are getting into relationships or getting engaged at a faster rate than normal...

    10 DIY Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Dorm

    Being away from home can sometimes make you lose that warm holiday feeling...but it doesn't have to be that way! These awesome Thanksgiving decoration...

    How to Get Over Your Biggest Fear With 3 Easy Steps

    Have you ever been afraid? Completely and utterly terrified? I think we have all been there a time or two. Whether it be a...

    Subscribe!

    Stay connected with Project Inspired.