Life is War, and purity is not just a "guys" issue. Woman can and do struggle with it too. Often it takes on different forms (though guys can struggle with some of these same issues too). Immodesty, Comparing yourself and your body against others, Using your God-given beauty as a power over men, Letting culture or pears define how you should look and dress are all areas that must be battled. God wants you to live out the freedom He offers through Jesus. Are you willing to trust Him on that. When you are struggling with some of these areas, take time to remind yourself of what your creator, your loving heavenly father wants you to think of Him and yourself.
A High View of God is the most important step in being pure.
Below are some verses to read, memorize, dwell on, preach to yourself, about who you are, who God has created you to be, and your value in HIM! Focus on these things in the Battle along with the steps from the last post.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
1 Timothy 2:9-10
9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
1 Peter 3:3-4
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - In the context of fleeing sexual immorality:
19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about (dwell on) such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Remember, Modesty is an act of Worship (1 Tim. 2:9-10). It is more about the heart, not just what you wear. As a practical tip to display this heart attitude in your life, try doing this next time you go to buy or wear some clothing;
Don't first ask yourself "do I look good in this?" but instead first ask "do I glorify God in this?"