Get Dressed Intentionally

Posted on January 16, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

Steph once made the statement that “people get dressed intentionally.”


If you do not think you dress intentionally perhaps it is time to start dressing intentionally to the glory of God.  Many girls/women dress intending to turn a head, to draw the eye of a particular man, or men in general.  A woman can feel a sense of excitement from getting a positive reaction from a member of the opposite sex.  My theory is that this sense of excitement is the female form of lust.  Lust is defined as personal inclination or intense desire (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary). For men, lust is an issue of the heart but is typically enticed through the eyes. For women, I would say the same is true with a significant variation. For women, lust is an issue of the heart but is typically enticed through the eyes LOOKING AT HER.  For men, lust is passive in the sense that it is fanned into flame through what he takes in from outside of himself, what he sees or looks at and then mulls over in his mind. For women, lust is active in the sense that it is fanned into flame through what she sends out from inside herself, how she dresses, sits, or moves her body which results in a reaction from a man.  The power to entice and the intense longing for attention can cause women to dress in a sensual way.


The styles today can create a problem simply because of the fabric they are made with.  I know a lot of women who do not wear slips.  Sometimes that can create a less than desirable result.  I saw a woman recently in a cute modest dress but she wasn’t wearing a slip and that dress clung in all the wrong places, and I doubt she was even aware of it.


And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. – Romans 6:13


I only see two options:  either we will present ourselves to God as an instrument of righteousness and dress to glorify Him, or we will present ourselves as an instrument of unrighteousness and dress to glorify self.  Not choosing to dress intentionally to glorify God will, by default, result in dressing to glorify self.  Which do you choose today?




(Originally Posted: 08/12/2019)


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her

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