I Will Set Before My Eyes No Vile Thing…

I will set before my eyes no vile thing.  The deeds of faithless men I hate; they will not cling to me…

Psalm 101:3

I don’t get a lot of blog followers.  So when I do, I would typically check them out – who is interested in what I have to say???  I’d check out their site, what they have to say.  Harmless.  Sometimes interesting.

Recently this woman followed my blog.  Turns out it’s some actress.  I’ve never heard of her.  I’m not even sure if it was HER, or if maybe her PR runs her pages and they are following people in hopes of gaining her attention?  Not sure.

But when I went to her page – I was drawn in by her beauty.  And some of the pictures I saw of her, that were, a little “racy”.  Nothing pornographic.  But certainly enough to get a guy to look at what he should not look at.  Many may disagree with me, and think that is ok, or cool, or that I’m a prude or a perv (or both) for calling this out.  And this person, if she actually reads this, might be offended.  I don’t mean to offend, or shame her.  Really, I don’t.  I actually thought about not writing this.  But in the end – I am called to speak the truth, even if it DOES offend at times.  And the TRUTH is, she is so much more valuable to God than some pictures that truly devalue her.

So – she has these pictures up.  People like me will ogle them.  Everyone today seems to think this is ok.  It’s “empowering women”, something like that.  But it’s NOT.  It’s not in any way giving women equality, freedom, respect, you name it.  It’s actually bringing them down to a level where us men – us pigs – can control them, own them, do our bidding with them.  WE MEN should be ashamed of the industry we’ve created, in the way we have de-humanized women…

I’ve been so guilty of de-humanizing women in the past.  I was into strip clubs, porn, you name it.  I never gave a thought to the fact that these poor girls were someone’s daughter, sister, mother, wife.  I certainly never gave a thought to the fact that they, like I, were created in the image of God…  And I have struggled with this, since the Lord saved me some seven years ago.  I probably will, the rest of my life.  But by God’s grace, struggling doesn’t mean losing, giving in, overlooking the TRUE beauty in someone, that given by our Creator God.

Anyway – by God’s grace, I was able to leave the page.  And I won’t go back.  No offense, new follower.  Or anyone else, for that matter.

But if it does bother you – and you are a woman – ask yourself, what sort of power or respect do I honestly gain by exploiting myself?  Those that are exploiting me, do they truly value me as a human being?  Do they REALLY love me?  Be honest with yourself, and please realize, you are so much more valuable than that.  you ARE beautiful, inside and out, because God made you beautiful, inside and out.  You are created in the image of God!  HE NUMBERS THE HAIRS ON YOUR HEAD!  Means he knows every single detail about you, and he cares for YOU.  Yes, YOU.

And if you are a guy – ask yourself, what will I gain by exploiting this girl?  Is this REALLY going to make me happy?  If you are honest with yourself, the answer is no. You know you will hide it in shame, or at least justify it and try and make it cool, cause you are ashamed.  But there is FREEDOM for you as well.  Cause God cares for you as well.  You are so loved.  so much so, he gave his only begotten Son.  for you, brother…

Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll check out my follower’s pages anymore.  🙂

I may offend someone.  Not many will see this, cause my blog isn’t heavily read at all.  But I pray someone does, who needs to read it.  And I pray you understand that you are so much more than this.  you were created for so much more than this…

God is so Good!  Praise God!

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