|Miss Nandi :)|
This was back in 2013, mid-October. I’m not sure of the exact day but somewhere around that time the Lord spoke to me through a video I saw on Youtube. For a long time I had been a Christian and I did not see anything wrong with wearing pants to church as I believed “the Lord was only interested in your heart and not in your clothes." I would often quote the Scripture on Joel 2:13 “Render your heart and not your garments”.
I gave my life to Christ in March 2011 and became a born again Christian. Throughout that time I still continued with my normal way of dressing as I did not see anything wrong with it. I started serving at church as an usher and would sometimes wear pants and those tight pencil skirts as part of the “usher’s uniform”. I was sharing a flat with one of the Seventh Day Adventist member - Pinky. I would see her and her friends always in skirts and observed their lifestyle and I would often tease her saying she looked like a house wife in those skirts. I would be like “Well, it’s good that you want to honor God in that way but as for me, I’m cool with the way I dress. After all God is interested in your heart and not your clothes, isn’t it?
Then one day I was watching some sermons on Youtube and I came across one where this lady, a Prophetess, was sharing a recent message from the Lord on modesty and how Christ feels about the way we dress as women. I felt like the Lord was speaking specifically to me. I knew I had to change the way I dress but was rebellious.The lady was in her mid-30’s but she looked like she was in her 40’s because of the way she was dressed. She had a polo-neck and a blouse on top of that. I was like “Lord, I hear you but I’m just not ready for that. I’m still young I don’t want to look like I’m old for my age. What are my friends going to think of me. I’m sorry but I cannot do it now, maybe when I’m married.”
The following day as I was preparing for class, I felt the Lord was done speaking to me about being modest in my apparel and I just couldn’t understand why he would not drop the subject. I thought I had told him I wasn’t ready for that. I put on my jeans but something strange happened that day. I could not leave my room in those jeans. For the first time in my life I felt naked. I changed to another pair of jeans but still, I felt naked. I cried and decided to put on one of my long skirts and then I felt this surge of peace come over me. The Lord clearly explained why he did not want me to wear pants and immodest apparel anymore. He said anytime you wear something that reveals the form or shape of your body, you are causing men to lust after you. He explained how men, more especially godly men, have to struggle with lust every time an immodestly dressed woman passes by. Job 31:1 talks about how Job made a covenant with his eyes not to look at women lustfully. He told me that this was every man’s prayer and that as a woman of God I wasn’t helping them at all in their struggle with lust if I continued with the way I dressed. I just could not stop crying after this realization and I repented before God.
Thank you very much Nandi for sharing your story with us. Remain in the Lord!