If you’re a woman and you read this blog, then I’m sure that at some point in your life, you’ve looked in the mirror and said to yourself “I don’t feel like myself today.” You might have wondered why that is—maybe it was because of something someone said or did, or maybe it was just a bad day? Regardless of the reason, there are times when we don’t feel like ourselves because we aren’t living up to who we truly are as women. So why does this happen? Why do we have days when we aren’t our best selves? Well, the answer is simple: sometimes what we wear affects our moods—even if we don’t realize it!
How Should A Godly Woman Dress
1. Put on the full armor of a godly woman
The Bible tells us that we need to put on the full armor of a godly woman (Eph. 6:10-18). We’re not just talking about a pretty dress and some makeup—we mean that you should wear all of the spiritual armor mentioned in this passage.
Here are some suggestions for putting on each piece:
- The helmet of salvation – This is a reminder that no matter what happens, your salvation has been secured by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for you. You can have confidence in His love for you as He protects you from all of life’s challenges, including those from Satan!
- The breastplate of righteousness – This piece is an emblem of your acceptance before God because by faith alone through grace alone through Christ alone we are declared righteous and therefore acceptable to Him! This means that no matter what happens around us, our standing with God will never be affected because our identity comes only through His unconditional grace and mercy toward sinners like me!
- Shoes – It may seem strange at first but shoes represent peace as well as joyfulness because they allow us to walk confidently into whatever situation or environment we find ourselves in without fear or anxiety over whether or not others will accept us there (or worse yet reject us)! Shoes also represent being able to run away quickly when needed; i.e., when someone tries making fun of your clothes/haircut/etcetera so they don’t mess up their own reputation instead!!
2. Put on your smile
- Put on your smile
The Bible tells us to not be gloomy or angry but to be joyful always (1 Thessalonians 5:16). We can’t be joyful unless we’re smiling. So make it a point to look happy and cheerful when you interact with others. A happy person is more likely to attract other people who are also happy—and they may even ask how you do it! When someone asks you this question, share with them the secret of being cheerful: smile at others, smile at yourself in the mirror (or better yet, take selfies), and especially smile at God who has given you all those wonderful things that make life worth living such as friends and family members who love us unconditionally without asking for anything in return except our hearts’ happiness! We should remember that we have been created by God Himself and therefore He deserves our smiles because He loves us very much so…smile today!
3. Don’t be a slave to trends and labels
As you embark on selecting the right outfit for your body, remember that it is not a contest. You should not be striving to look better than others, but rather seeking to be content with how God made you. Remember that the way you dress can never be the most important thing about who you are or how people perceive you. It’s easy to get caught up in trends and labels, but don’t let them take over your life! Stay focused on Christ instead!
4. Dress for a purpose
In dressing for a purpose, you are addressing the situation and saying, “I want to be taken seriously.” You are also putting on clothes that reflect what is most important to you. For example, if your main priority is being comfortable then your choice of clothing should reflect that priority rather than one of being professional or elegant.
When looking at dressing for a purpose it is important to consider:
- The job: Are there certain wardrobe requirements for the job? Does this job require business attire or casual attire?
- The occasion: Is this event formal or informal? Would wearing jeans with holes be more appropriate than wearing designer slacks and heels? Do I need an overcoat because it’s cold outside (like when attending an outdoor concert)? Or does my outfit need sleeves because it’s hot (like attending church).
5. You are fearfully and wonderfully made
- You are fearfully and wonderfully made
Your body is the temple of God. Therefore, you should dress in a way that reflects this fact. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Your beauty comes from your Creator, not from what you wear or how much makeup you choose to wear each day. It’s important for all women to realize their value as children of God—including men!
- You are a masterpiece of God
6. A Godly woman is modest but not boring, dresses for a purpose is confident in herself, and knows that she is fearfully and wonderfully made
- A Godly woman is modest, but not boring. She dresses with dignity, knowing that she is fearfully and wonderfully made by her Creator (Psalm 139:14). She knows that God has created her body to be beautiful, so she dresses accordingly to highlight those qualities.
- A Godly woman dresses for a purpose. She doesn’t just throw on whatever she finds in the closet or on sale at the mall; instead, she carefully chooses pieces of clothing that will serve their intended purpose without being overly revealing.
- A Godly woman is confident in herself and knows that she is fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). This means being comfortable enough with your own skin (literally) to wear what you want without feeling like you have to look like everyone else or readjusting your clothing throughout the day because it keeps riding up or falling down!
- Finally, most importantly of all when it comes down to dressing like an attractive Christian woman—a godly one at that—is knowing exactly why your appearance matters.”
While there are many ways for a godly woman to dress, it is important that she does not compromise her integrity by choosing any of them. God wants us to be modest and honorable, which means that we should not draw attention to ourselves with flashy clothing or revealing outfits. This does not mean we cannot enjoy fashion for its own sake—after all, we are created in the image of God! If you’re wondering whether your dress style is appropriate for the workplace or church, ask yourself these questions: Does it show cleavage? Do I feel comfortable wearing this outfit around my family members who might see me in public? Would my boss approve of what I’m wearing right now? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, then perhaps it’s time for an upgrade!