WE'RE ASKING MEN IN SPORTS:
How can we, as females in sports, better come alongside you in your role that brings glory to God and works for the good of His kingdom on earth?
From a Collegiate Male Athlete: Part Three
Modesty: The world view in our society for women fashion is the tighter the better. We are seeing women wear immodest clothing and it is beginning to enter into the Christian view as acceptable. Women can help men to guard their eyes by how they dress. When we dress, we want to make sure we have the right motives behind our dressing. Is it to attract a certain person, to fit in, or is it because we like it? More importantly, will it lead to someone's downfall? We want to have the mindset of will my dress bring glory to Jesus? This doesn't just apply to women. Men must be asking the same questions.
The topic of dress is a tricky one. It's a topic we cannot become legalistic over, but it is a huge factor in everything we're talking about. And as this young man shares, it's all in the motives and attitude behind our dressing. A girl can be in sweatpants and a t-shirt but still be "immodestly dressed" with the wrong motives and attitude.
If we are more focused on how we look to others (and spending tons of time in the mirror), rather than on loving and building others up in Christ, we're not helping anyone out - guys, ladies, or ourselves. If we're so confident in how we look that we think we're better than others, and in turn let that motivate our interactions with others, we're still off track.
Do we make sure we hate how we look then? Absolutely not. Show you care about the body God has given you. Enjoy getting dressed. But it cannot lead our thoughts and actions with others. More importantly, let's clothe ourselves with
God Himself (Rom. 13:14), with His righteousness, justice and peace, and with His armor (Eph. 6).