TODAY’S HOT TOPIC: Who Do You Dress For?

    When you’re selecting clothes for the day, what do you look for when you check yourself out in the mirror?

    Whether you intend to or not, you do pick clothes based on an internal message. Maybe you don’t think you have a message at all, and you just wear what you want without caring what others think. Well, that’s the message!

    Or maybe you do care what others think–specifically, you care what boys think. You may even have a specific boy in mind. Or maybe the only One you’re trying to impress is God!

    As Christians, we should always strive to glorify God. It’s not difficult to dress for Him. Just look at your outfit and ask whether you’d feel comfortable if Jesus suddenly walked into the room. Seriously! You don’t have to be dressed up or in expensive attire. God doesn’t care about that. But there is a standard of appropriateness that we should all aspire to, don’t you think?

    When you dress in the morning, who are you dressing for and what message are you trying to send?

    When you dress, who are you dressing for and what message are you sending?

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    1. The way I dress depends on the standards of where I’m going. If I like and respect the establishment/function, I’ll meet their standards; if I don’t, I’ll add some quirk that subtly displays my distaste. My clothes are very communicative, but it’s all about me and what I want to say with them.

    2. Every morning when I get dressed I don’t tend to think to myself, “Am I dressing for God?” But I make sure when I’m shopping that what I buy is modest and that it shows I am God’s child. That way I don’t have to worry about it, because I know that whatever I choose it will be appropriate 🙂

    3. I generally am dressing for myself and for God, although I can’t honestly say that I DON’T care what boys think of me. It’s just part of being a girl, I think. But I try not to let that that influence my dress so much, because i want my clothes to display ME, and not a ‘me’ I think boys would like better.

    4. I just began to think about that this morning and thank you for these inspiring words! It was difficult at first, but I know that I need to wear things that God’s child would be wearing, not wearing those clothes to impress others.

    5. I dress for God and while I don’t think about that everyday when I shop for clothes I am constantly thinking if the piece of clothing is modest enough. I also do dress nicely and I do care what other people think about me (and the way you dress is your first impression you give people.) but if someone thinks I dress weirdly just because I am modest I know that I can disregard that opinion without a second though.

      • EXACTLY! That’s pretty much my thoughts on the subject. I might not be exactly thinking, ‘Would God like this shirt?’ or something, but I do think of whether this shirt(or shorts, skirt, dress, etc.) is modest enough.

    6. i get so stressed out alot that i end up loking like a slob plus another thing i do it to show my shame because i sometimes feel shameful and hopeless but i know i’m not that’s only sometimes like on those day’s where everything seems to be going wrong

    7. There needs to be an option of “I dress for other girls. I care what my social status is, and it governs the way I dress.” I find myself doing that sometimes. For the most part, I don’t care to dress to please guys. I don’t want to cause them to think about the wrong things whenever they see me, but otherwise, I don’t dress for them. I do care what others think, kinda, so I don’t really dress for myself. I don’t really dress too much for God, either. I keep Him in mind when I dress, but that’s not my only concern. I dress for other girls. I want to look respectable, and I like it when other girls comment on my clothes in a positive way. So, that should be an option in your survey.

    8. I believe that dressing modest and in a way pleasing to God is so important. Sure, we all love the stares and nice comments about your clothing, whether you admit it or not. I dress to please God, because I wouldn’t ever want one of my Christian friends to say, “Girl, your skirt is wayy too short, or your top is wayy too low.” That’s why I am grateful for friends that are Godly women that I can trust to let me know about my clothing situations. Thank you Jesus for modest clothing! With today’s society, everyone wants to look appealing to the opposite gender. Godly Girls, we need to take a stand and show that MODEST IS HOTTEST!! Just saying beauties!

    9. The most awesomest thing about dressing for God, is I can ask him what I should wear and he’d lead me to a outfit that literally I’d be perfectly fine wearing because I know it’s for his glory. Try it girls! Because God knows us better than we know ourselves♥

    10. It all depends for me. i always have to be modest, but if I’m feeling a bit more punk-rocker, I listen to a lot of skillet, and I wear like, all black except one bright color, like a tank or socks or shoes. and the bright color cant be pink. but if I’m feeling super girly, its all pastels and ruffels and lace and pink. also, it depends on where I am. if I’m going somewhere fancier, I’ll dress it up a bit. if I’m going somewhere I bit more down than I’m used to, I just wear a t-shirt and my most beat up jeans.

    11. I’m dressing for both God and myself (though of course mainly God). I always try to make sure what I’m wearing or buying God would find appropriate and modest, and from there I find something I like the color/style of and etc. 🙂 I would always, though, choose and awful looking modest outfit over an adorable un-modest outfit. God first, always.

    12. I wind up wearing a hoodie and jeans every day in the wintertime. I hate it but I get cold super easy and I’m always freezing at school. I know it looks bad, but I can’t concentrate when I’m shivering because I’m so cold. In the summertime, normally I’m just in a t shirt and jeans. I try to shop for nicer clothes because I really hate how I dress but, I just never find anything that I like. :/

    13. i feel like when i get up in the morning dressing modestly is more of a subconscious thing than anything. i want to dress modestly because i am God’s girl, but as long as you aren’t buying things that aren’t modest, then what do you have to worry about?

    14. Because my parents have such a strict dress code, I am tempted to gravitate towards articles of clothing that are a little immodest. I try to do the whole show one thing at a time, though.

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