When we try to be seen and applauded, Jesus fades into the background, and people look at us, not Him. But when we focus on getting out of the way and pointing others to Him, He receives the glory He deserves.
Maybe you’ve been thriving in your relationship with Christ, fully satisfied in pouring your life out for Him and for others, and then you cross paths with a godly, single man and, wham! Suddenly, all your thoughts, attention, and emotions become centered around one thing—that guy. How can you guard against that attraction becoming an obsession that takes your focus off Christ?
When I was working on a book, I interviewed many godly young men to get their perspective on young women today. One of my questions was, “How can girls help guys become the men God created them to be?” Without hesitation, each of the young men responded, “By dressing more modestly!”
When you spend time around people who don’t understand or support your personal convictions, it can be tempting to believe that you must look for subtle ways to compromise your standards or conceal your true beliefs in order to avoid being mocked or criticized. But as set-apart women, we must ask God for the courage to be different, even when it’s uncomfortable.