Flaunting Your Flesh
Long ago I “FLAUNTED MY FLESH” to attract attention and get what I wanted – love and acceptance from men. I was extremely focused on my outward appearance and could have cared less about my sin-ridden thoughts, words, and actions. My clothes, makeup, hair, attitude, and lifestyle were centered around self and my lust for love, acceptance, and a sense of significance. It wasn’t sexual relations with men I most longed for. I longed to be loved and to love and to be understood and cared about and to be validated and affirmed and to feel I mattered and that I had some sort of value, purpose, and significance which I did not feel I had.
I believed the perfect man was the answer and that “FLAUNTING MY FLESH” to lure men to me was the right and necessary method the perfect man and perfect relationship was found. I knew almost nothing about the Lord Jesus Christ, had no concept of sin, didn’t know I needed God’s forgiveness and the promise of everlasting life through faith in Christ as Lord, and had no clue we were created to love, worship, serve, obey, and glorify God forever. Not to love, serve, and worship self and to worship people we believed would fulfill our lusts.
I was as lost and broken as a woman can be and in my self-centeredness selfishly kept seeking “the answer” through “FLAUNTING MY FLESH”. I am now a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ forgiven by God and set free from the way I was living and called by God to share this message with you now about “FLAUNTING YOUR FLESH.”
God’s greatest commands are to love Him with all our hearts and to love others as ourselves. NOT to love and live for self but to love and live for Him.
FLAUNTING OUR FLESH with sexual immodesty to love and serve and bring pleasure and satisfaction to self and to lure and bait and tempt others to draw attention and get things for ourselves whether sexually or otherwise is SIN AGAINST GOD ALMIGHTY. And all sin needs to go. We must repent!
If you are engaged in FLAUNTING YOUR FLESH and dressing and acting immodestly and sexually with selfish motives for selfish gain, STOP and REPENT. Turn to God with true sorrow for your sins and seek and receive His forgiveness. Make any and all necessary changes. In obedience to Christ, AMEN!
AN AFTERNOTE. All these years later now, I came across a very conservative group of believers in Christ who handmake their own clothes. The women cover themselves from head to toe with long dresses and sometimes pants underneath for extra warmth. Their arms are well covered. The men are also very well covered. Several of them brought to my attention they didn’t approve of my attire.
As I care for handicapped ministry dogs, am out on the streets doing my ministry work, and become extremely hot between my walking, work with the dogs, and extreme summer heat, I dress in a way I believe I can best get done what I do without overheating. I make sure I am covered conservatively as a woman, but I do expose my arms and legs in such a way I can get enough air to be more comfortable and best able to do my work.
My motives before the Lord and others are pure. I have no intention of doing anything other than pressing on in the Lord’s work. I can’t speak for the Lord, but my sense from reading the Bible is the most important thing of all is that our hearts are pure before Him, that our motives are pleasing to Him, and that we do our best to seek and do His will. Please seek the Lord. Bring your heart before Him, purify yourself in any way needed to please and honor Him, and carry on! I trust the Lord to bring to your attention any changes He desires that you make. Seek and obey Him, friend!
God almighty, thank you for this exceedingly important message. You told me in my time alone with you that I needed to be bold in my writing. You have given me strength I don’t have without you. Please now take any and all bold messages you give me to share and bring them to the eyes, ears, and hearts of people near and far. Help them to see your truth in the messages. Help them to turn to you. Bring them to repentance if necessary and give them a deep, deep desire in their hearts to love and serve you with all their hearts, to love others as themselves, and to fully devote their lives to you now and forever and ever, yes, oh Lord, yes, AMEN!
“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7
“in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” 1 Timothy 2:9-10
“Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.” 1 Cor. 6:18
“And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:3
“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Cor. 7:1