Yoga pants….a comfortable wearing, pant-like, workout attire designed especially for the natural movements for yoga and exercising. Amazing enough this blog, if you are a fan of them or even wear them a lot, will NOT be a favorite read. For the purpose they were designed for….they are awesome. For all other uses and wearing of them outside the designed areas of intent….is society’s acceptable way of introducing sexuality or even pornography into everyday life.
Geez Chad, that’s pretty harsh. Yep, you dang right it is and YES it is my obvious opinion of the topic; but as a man attempting to keep his eyes and his mindset pure for Jesus’ sake, ladies….please understand.
With sex all around us, it’s hard enough to keep our thoughts centered on good things. The issue here isn’t though my natural male struggle to keep sexual thoughts from oozing out of my ears; it’s the dignity of the lady….the woman….the image young girls see and accept. This is a BOUNDARY PROBLEM! Gaurantee if a male pays more attention than you might feel you wanted from your flaunting butt cheeks and private parts; you’ll call out sexual harassment or boundary violations to men. Ladies and women in general….if you go out of the intended environment those pants or the like we’re designed for….you are putting yourself as a sheep among wolves.
It’s one thing to feel proud of your body and confident in your looks; it’s another to sexualize yourself in front of the men you so desire to gain acceptance from. When you do, you draw the self esteem you want from the inwardly, to the outwardly where that’s all our eyes are drawn to!
Young girls in high school, to mothers and even grand-mothers are flaunting this look. If you want men to constantly think of you sexually instead of who you are inside….keep wearing them. But as a man who desires to serve the Lord over all else; this angers me if you wear them and you are a Jesus follower. Who are you representing when you flaunt your body parts with only a thin layer of material “hiding” (LOL)….your private parts?
Think of it this way:
1 Corinthians 8:9-10 NLT
But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble. For if others see you—with your “superior knowledge”—eating in the temple of an idol, won’t they be encouraged to violate their conscience by eating food that has been offered to an idol?
What’s your idol you may ask according to this verse? Well….your body. When your body’s image trumps the Modesty that the Lord desires of us, it’s seen as an idol. It’s importance is shown higher in priority than God’s. Then, as the scripture finishes, “won’t they be encouraged to violate their conscience by eating food that has been offered to an idol? ” Meaning your body will be devoured mindfully and possibly physically by those weaker in conscience. Abused, lusted after, judged for…..as we men must be accountable to our actions and mindsets; you as created women of God should as well.
How could this viewpoint be true? ONLY if these weren’t meant for a bedroom with a husband & wife! Otherwise all they should be meant for is yoga!!
Again, I know that there is some positive views of these looks for women (and yes men too…even though, YUCK comes to mind). But for some, I only wish that someone loved them enough to tell them who’s child they are and to stop trying to be someone they are not.
Dignity, respect and spiritual confidence is the key in my opinion. God doesn’t want us to sell ourselves short and let the world mis-interpret who we are as Jesus followers. Ladies who read this can get defensive or even annoyed with my thoughts of this and that is fine. However I want to view your heart and mind before my flesh, which will always be weak while in the world. ..it’s home, sees you sexually. I’m not embarrassed to admit my weakness before anyone. I’m a man, I’m human and born into the flesh. My spirit is not of this world and I’ll do or say whatever is necessary to protect its purity before my Father in Heaven. So I pray this blog will make you rethink your image of you as a yoga pants wearer in public. If you aren’t, then pray earnestly for the young and older ladies alike that need a Savior to see their image as pure and carry themselves like they are before God and His other children. 🙂
1 Timothy 4:12 NLT
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
Psalms 86:11 NLT
Teach me your ways, O lord , that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.
1 Peter 3:4 NLT
You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
I love you all…..stay praying about this…..