Claire M. Burnett
Too Much Eye Candy, Not Enough Soul Food
Updated: Oct 3, 2018
Your modesty matters.
It’s been said that we live in a generation where people identify with your words just as much as your image. So in order to be heard, you feel like you must be seen.
I know it’s hard to be modest when there are so many boys praising the antithesis of you, but “sexual liberation” is not freedom if you cannot receive the same level of attention with your clothes on (1 Samuel 16:7).
I know it stings to see boys grossly convincing themselves that they’re celebrating another’s freedom of expression, but God needs you not to be upset over protection from the boy who isn’t yet a man, and is poisoning his own heart (1 Corinthians 6:18).
I know that you feel like what you admire physically, does not seem to exist spiritually, but God needs you to trust that He is bigger than your fears and doubts and that you do not wait in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
I know that attention feels like validation, but God needs you to trust that sort of attention cannot withstand the test of time (1 Corinthians 10:13).
I know it feels like you’ve been waiting forever, but God needs you to remember that He is not slow as some count slowness (2 Peter 3:9).
I know you feel like you have to prove that you’re interesting and take matters into your own hands, but God needs you to trust that no proof is necessary(Genesis 2:22).
I know society has tried to convince you time and time again that your singleness is not a gift, but God needs you to remember that you’ve already been claimed (1 Corinthians 6:19–20).
I know you feel invisible, but I pray that you would know you are seen (Jeremiah 1:5).
I know you want to be hugged and loved, praised and celebrated, appreciated and wanted.
You want to be accepted for everything you are, and everything you are not. I know more than anything, you want to be enough.
Woman, God needs you to know that exactly as you are, you already are. (John 3:16).
I know this may not erase your struggle or soothe your sting, but since you’ve been believing lies, I just wanted to remind you of some truth.
You’ll never see a sale on a Rolls Royce or Bentley because they know the value of their product and they trust that the right buyer will pay the price.
When you know your value, you don’t offer discounts. It is ok that everyone is not equipped to afford the luxury of you.
Even when you feel worthless, you are still worth far more than rubies(Proverbs 31:10). Your beauty is timeless; much deeper than skin. The world needs more of your kind of beautiful, so please do not give less of it away.