I recently had a conversation with someone that has had me thinking a lot lately. This person has been in my life a long time so previous conversations that would go along with the topic have been popping in my head.
A comment was made about women and those that attract attention to themselves just for the sake of getting attention whether it is good or bad. A statement was made along the lines of, "I turn lots of heads when I walk in a room."
That simple statement and many others made throughout the years has me pondering how much a woman can be the fault of a man falling.
ChastityChastity is sexual purity. Those who are chaste are morally clean in their thoughts, words, and actions. Chastity means not having any sexual relations before marriage. It also means complete fidelity to husband or wife during marriage.
We can affect so much just by how we behave, look, or our attitude in public. I remember as a teenager and wanting attention and not caring how I got it. I thought if I acted a certain way I would get what I wanted. Well, I got what I deserved and that is all I'll say. :0) I had bleached white hair, 3 earrings in each ear, heavy makeup, (blue was the color and electric blue mascara was a favorite).....I did things all for the sake of attention that has taken me years to forgive myself for.
As I raise my children to love and respect themselves and the opposite sex I find statements like the one above offensive. I think that we should feel good about ourselves and that we should want to look nice for our husband...But, there is that fine line of are we desiring to attract every male in the room when we walk in.
When we get ready to go somewhere do we want to attract the eye of a man we might see, do we willingly seduce him with how we dress or act to build our ego? Do we find this to be harmful or not?
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt 5:27-28
Are we being that woman? I have over the years swayed the way I act and dress to conform with how I feel on this subject. I have also worked on what I think if I walk in and immediately start checking out guys I am being the scripture above. "It doesn't hurt to look," I have heard this many times its what that looking brings on down the rode. It starts with a look and then more.
I want Jesus in my countenance and by acting like the world I am doing exactly what Satan wants and my countenance shows it.
Have a Blessed Day