There seems to be so much controversy over wearing skirts lately. I've seen it in the blog world, but I've also seen it personally. I have read many blogs from women who only wear skirts. I also personally know several women who wear skirts. I don't want to start a fight about who is right and who is wrong, but here is my story.
I started wearing skirts almost exclusively over a year ago. I now have only one pair of jeans, and 2 pairs of shorts. I have always enjoyed dressing for church on Sundays, as wearing skirts or dresses just made me feel more feminine. As our lifestyle was changing and we were around other families where the women wore skirts, I started thinking about wearing skirts more often. This was also when I feel the Lord started whispering into my heart that He would like it if I wore skirts. As I usually do when I'm not sure I want to do something, I dragged my feet and made excuses. "That would be great, but I don't have any skirts that would be reasonable for daily wear." "I just can't afford to get a new wardrobe." "What would others think?" "My family already thinks we're nuts for homeschooling, how am I going to explain this one to them?"
As the Lord often does, He spoke to me through others. Most notably was Amy from Raising Arrows. She did a series last spring called She Wears Skirts. I was definitely interested since I was still trying to ignore that call to wear skirts myself. In one of her posts, she spoke right to my heart when she said that for her, wearing skirts was a matter of her heart, NOT of doctrine. Wow! It made me look at where my own heart was. I clearly felt what the Lord was asking of me and He desired for me to trust and follow Him. And I was responding with excuses! I started praying that God would forgive my distrust and disobedience. I placed the entire situation in God's hands. He knew our financial situation, and would provide for new clothing if He desired. I just agreed to follow where He led. I found myself in a thrift store several weeks later, and found several skirts for only a few dollars. There was my answer! I've been wearing skirts ever since then.
I found when I changed my heart attitude, everything else fell into place. I truly enjoy wearing skirts. Wearing a skirt reminds me each day of what kind of woman God would like for me to be. But I also don't get hung up on the rules of wearing a skirt. There are times in my life where pants were more suitable, and I don't feel as though I'm doing something wrong. However, those times seem to be fewer and far between as wearing skirts is just "me" now!
One of the best reasons for me to wear skirts is to show my daughters what modesty and femininity are. I get to model this behavior to them, and help mold them into the young women God desires them to be. More on my daughters in another post!
If you are thinking of wearing skirts, please pray about it. Seek your husband's advice also. Read Amy's series on wearing skirts for a lot of great information. You'll find a great sense of peace when you follow God's will in this area.
I want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 1 Timothy 2:9-10
Have a great day!
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31
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