Thursday, April 25, 2013

Transitioning From Pants To Skirts

I recently had a reader ask me how I transitioned from wearing pants to skirts/dresses.  She currently wears pants and jeans and has felt the Lord calling her to dress more feminine and wear skirts.  She has a desire to follow this calling, but also fears what her friends would say.

I can totally relate to this reader.  When I first felt God prompting me to wears skirts, I tried so hard to ignore this calling. One of the biggest reasons I did was because I was afraid of what other's would think of me.  Many people did not understand our desire to homeschool our children, and I knew that this would make some say I had gone off the deep end!  I was afraid of what they would think or say, and I didn't know how to respond to the questions.

I transitioned to wearing skirts rather quickly.  After I agreed to obey the Lord in this area, I looked at what I had in my closet.  I had one skirt that could be wore as an "everyday" skirt.  The rest of my skirts were what I call Sunday skirts and just too nice to wear on an ordinary Tuesday {or whatever day!}.  So... on an ordinary, average day I wore that one "everyday" skirt.  When I came out of the bedroom, I think each one of my kids asked me where I was going because I was "dressed up" !! ☺   But I did get a compliment from my neighbor telling me I looked nice!  A day or two after that, while shopping at a thrift store, I found several more skirts and I never rarely wear pants anymore.

The funny thing is...I never had anyone ask me about wearing skirts.  I am sure family members and friends noticed, but not one person asked me why or made any comment about it.  NOT.  ONE.   All that worrying was for nothing.  Now that I am more confident in wearing skirts, I actually wish people would say something to me about it.  I would love an opportunity to show how such a simple way of obeying the Lord can lead to such peace in your life. 

It wasn't until I gave this area over to the Lord completely that I started to have peace about it.  I found out that following after God's leading in this area,  it didn't really even matter to me what other's might think about my skirts.  If that is holding you back from wearing skirts, pray hard about it.   He will lead you if you are willing to follow.  You will feel a peace about it, and you will feel great wearing skirts also!

I hope this helps.  I appreciate the question and the opportunity to share more about my journey into wearing skirts.  To read the story of how this journey started, go to THIS post.

Have a great day!

Blessings,

12 comments:

  1. Coming over from The Shoe! God bless you in your step to obey Him!

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  2. Isn't it amazing how we build up mountains in our minds? I'm glad that you were able to transition easily without outside influence to do what you felt called to do. Thanks for sharing your story; we can all apply it to various areas in our own lives.

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  3. There is something so feminine about skirts! You look lovely!

    I'd love it if you would want to do a guest post on your move from pants to skirts and your reasons for it sometime.....when you have the time. :) We have been raised all our lives this way, and it is so refreshing to hear from someone who does it because they really want to! You are an inspiration!

    If you're interested, email me at kendra_graber@yahoo.com.

    May God richly bless you!

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  4. It is the same with me. I was so worked up about what everyone would say about my skirt wearing, but in 2 years of wearing pretty much only skirts, I have only have maybe 2 comments about it. Neither of them were bad, just comments that I must like skirts. I blew it up in my head bigger than it needed to be

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  5. This is my story, Jess. I transitioned to wearing skirts/dresses rather quickly. And I was beginning to stress about fielding all the questions from friends and family. But when I made the switch, I got LOTS of raised eyebrows, but no questions. Not even one. All that stress for nothing. Great post, friend, and you look lovely in your photo. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing your journey from pants to skirts with us. I really feel better wearing skirts for the comfort factor alone, and while I don't currently feel led by the Lord to switch permanently, I really applaud your willing heart to hear God's voice and respond confidently!

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  7. Sounds like my story too! Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  8. I was refreshed to read your blog.. I was an all jeans and (long) shorts person till 13 years ago! God moved us to another Church where there true word of God is taught & lived and where God began to, really open my eyes, to HIM! what an awesome, life changing path He has taken me on. I am totally sold out on wearing skirts. I wear them always with exception PJ pants :)....I mow, walk , swim and relax, in skirts! It was difficult at first but I too had to determine what was important? The veiws and thoughts of this world (it will hurt you and tear you down ) or to submit over to my God. Well, God won! I have NO regrets living and obeying Him...yes, I have disappointed Him and failed Him more than I desire to admit but I get back up (with His help, alone) and keep on! It is worth following my Maker...after all, He created me! He knows whats best, for me...God knows our hearts and with that in mnd I want to live my life sincerely for Him! :} God bless!

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I featured your post on Thriving Thursday this week.

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  10. Dear Jess, This is a lovely post.Thanks for writing. My church teaches on the same matter and i never knew God literally tells people to switch to skirts from pants. I thought our church is more disciplined and that's why they do this. You have such a high calling. I could also see many other comments agreeing with you.

    God bless you.

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  11. This is inspiring me. I have thought about it but don't think God has called me to do it. I will be praying about it.

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  12. I am so impressed by everyone's posts. I had also felt a nudge toward the direction of skirts. Since I had never met or read about anyone with this calling, I thought I must have made it up in my mind. It all started when I read in the OT law that it's an abomination for women to wear men's clothing (and visa versa), and that's when the thought entered my mind. I don't live by the law (thanks to Jesus!), but it does bring up an interesting principle.

    I'm so glad to finally discover I'm not the only one with this on my mind and in my prayers. (I live in the Northwest of the US where it's mostly unChristian and liberal.)

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