Is money holding you back from dressing modestly?
by Rita Davidson
Having disposable income to spend on skirts is well, a matter of perspective.
I think it’s really a matter of priorities and commitment.
Let me explain;
If you have 'one' skirt in your closet right now, and were fully, totally “committed”, you could or rather would, wear that ONE skirt day after day, (washing at night even, hanging to dry if needed) until you could "afford" another.
Really you can’t? Why not? It’s clean. It’s comfortable.
Oh did I hear you say, people would notice you wore it all week? Oh my! You see, it’s not the money at all! It’s the reaction you might get, the looks you might have to deal with, the comments you might have to hear.
Do you think God will accost you at the gates of heaven one day saying,
“Mary, I seen you wearing that skirt everyday for a week or more? How dare you come to me now thinking you can enter my Kingdom.”
No, I doubt very much you will hear God say any such thing. Rather, you might hear Him say,
“Mary, I see you have struggled very much in your life. I see that you often committed to things that were hard. You often sacrificed comfort or self-respect to stay modest for me. Please come rest your weary head beside me...”
Don’t you see if you just committed to wearing that ‘one and only’ skirt you had, (and I AM exaggerating here, as most of you will have more than one) with all those negative comments (that you might not even get) you’d work, and pray really hard to get skirt number two FAST?
You see making a COMMITMENT to modesty, would make this a PRIORITY for you to find a WAY.
"Afford" is the key word here...
Yes, many of us “say” we do not have any extra income to speak of.
NOTE: I am NOT chastising those that have TRUE needs, like 3, 4 or more girls to dress, or living in an area with no modesty resources, or having plus-sized needs, etc. I hear ya. 🙂
Let’s remember here I am NOT as fortunate as I may seem. YES, its true, I got a TON of used plus-sized clothes FREE the other day that I shared on my Facebook page, after my last post of Modesty, even when Homeless. That I say, is an example of how God blesses you when you allow Him to provide for your needs!
But, I have sacrificed much more than most of you know; to stay modest these last 17 years, just the latest is losing our home!
We had little extra income before, and after our fire losing everything that put us homeless we had Nothing. But when we make something a priority, and get ‘serious’, we 'find' ways to make it work.
I firmly believe GOD “finds ways” for us to make it work.
In my book, Immodesty, Satan's Virtue, I gave instructions for a basic skirt for first time sewers! Unfortunately it is now out of print.
Just like my blog post last week shows. It's a matter of TRUST and stepping out in faith. Then be open to ways that will make it work for you. (as I said I can be stubborn! LOL you should be too! ) this really helps.
My big WINDFALL the other day, was rare indeed! We have a recycle trailer here at our ‘dump’ and after going there for more than 10 years, I finally found plus sized skirts and dresses there in my exact size! This is NOT a regular occurrence for me, but I do take it as being an example, that God can make anything happen when we put ourselves out there to trust Him first. The whole blog post I wrote that day was a matter of TRUST on my part to share that intimate part of our homelessness last year. And this is how God blessed me for TRUSTING HIM.
How much more will He bless YOU for trusting HIM?
So when will you make the ‘commitment’ needed to dress modestly?
Share with me your struggles, I want to help you make this work!
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Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!