You know I believe a lot of times women are judged mostly by what they wear or not wear.
And I’ll be the first to admit I’ve probably done it and sadly I’m pretty sure I’ve also been the target.
And now believe me I know that their are times where my eyeballs may have wanted to fall out after seeing a girl walk by wearing next to nothing or something extremely bizarre and well…I think that’s just human reaction.
But what if….what if for like one day God allowed us to look past that (which at times can be hard) and see into every woman’s heart.
What would we see? What would you see? What would I see?
A brokenhearted soul that had believed in love once….so long ago. But after the molestation or rape she hated love and anything that even looked like it.
A beat up and bruised soul that had lived her life trying to make her husband happy only to be the subject of all his rage and anger night after night.
A lonely used up soul that continues to give herself away just trying and hoping to fill up that huge void in her heart that her daddy left when he walked out of her life for good.
Or maybe you would find a heart beating for all the wrong reasons.
Or a heart possessed and poisoned but wanting and waiting to be free from
In the end we are all pretty much the same.
We all long for love and kindness.
What we wear does not necessarily always reflect or reveal what is in the deepest parts of our heart. Looks can be deceiving.
For example in some countries they take it to the extreme with forcing their women to cover up basically from head to toe. Believing that is what classifies them as modest and pure.
Which IS NOT TRUE!
What about their hearts?!
Because what is inside someone’s heart is who they really are!
So a woman can be wearing a potato sack or a thick blanket to cover her whole body BUT that doesn’t make her any holier or pure if her heart is far from it.
OR vice versa a girl could be revealing her arms or shoulders or some of her neck or maybe even a swimsuit but her heart could most definitely possess purity, godliness, wholeness, righteousness and truth.
So like the title states:
She is not what she is wearing but she is what is in her ..HEART!
Now that doesn’t give me the excuse to dress like a prostitute or what I believe is immodest while declaring and proclaiming that hey it’s all good anyways since my heart is whole and doesn’t carry all that ‘bad’ stuff.
Yeah-Right… That right there shows pride and rebellion honey.
Which if you are not a self proclaimed Christian than knock yourself out.
But for us women that are living our lives to please our Saviour Jesus than we should go the extra mile of maintenancing (maintaining) our heart and being an example of modesty. 🙂
Yes, even when we don’t want to.
Because in the end it’s what is in our heart that will answer for us.
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve”.
Above all else, guard your heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.
But now don’t feel condemned because remember
If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything. -1 John 3:20
Our hearts are deceitful little things but if you have surrendered it over to Jesus Who formed your heart in the beginning than He will speak to you and help you keep it maintained be sure of that.
So pray for people’s hearts.
Perhaps too many times we pray about their actions. Oh God, please help them stop doing that or saying that…..But what comes out of a person is what is in a man.
So believe God to change their heart. And believe God to change yours.
Something I believe God showed me recently is unless a man’s heart and spirit changes than they will stay in the same boat.
Personally my heart is disgusted and saddened with sex-trafficking and pornography especially child pornography. And I would pray about it but I don’t remember ever praying that God would change the hearts and spirits of the people involved. Well since being shown this I have started praying specifically that God would change the heart and spirit of those on top (meaning the top dogs, the ones with a lot of power) in these horrendous crimes.
Because than and only then will life’s be transformed for eternity.
So let’s not make the mistake of letting what she’s wearing decide for us who she really is. And hey even if by chance it is than may our heart become saddened and choose to pray either than puffed up in a holier than thou attitude.