Name: Leidy Johanna
Ministries: Right now, I'm working as a Sunday School Teacher.
Dressing Modestly Since: Since I was born, but it was because my mother decided for me. But it was actually my decision since I was a teenager. I can't say it's been easy, I've had times when I've fought with myself but the thought always comes to mind that; this is beyond a set of rules or a religion, it's a lifestyle that pleases the Lord.
Anything You'd like to say about Modesty: In my opinion, being modest goes beyond how I dress, for me it's an inside job, it starts on me inside to the exterior. What I have in my heart is what I'm going to reflect. Every time you look at the mirror think, What is your desire with dressing the way you do? More importantly, who do you aim to please with your wardrobe? One word that comes to my mind when I think about modesty is to be genuine. I'm not just talking about being original or unique but beyond doing that, being transparent, being truthful before men and primarily God. Being genuine means, to be pure, natural and unmixed, but above all be yourself! Being yourself will lead you to live a modest life in your whole being. But above all live a genuine life before God. If we talk about being "modest" I think about it as my manner of life, from how I dress, how I act, how I speak, how a walk, how I think and how I express myself to others, it’s a complete package, the one is accompanied by the other. I'm not saying it's easy to stand every day in the mirror and make a decision of what to wear today, but it’s not impossible to make the right choice. Start analyzing your life on the inside. Once you work on that, it will reflect on your outside, think that by pleasing God you will be blessed! Being modest in my manner of living, pleases the Lord, and brings blessing to my life. Thank you and God continue to bless you.
Thank you Johanna for sharing your wonderful thoughts with us!