As a christian woman and wife of a pastor, one is expected to carry herself in a certain manner. Meagan Good, who wed Seventh Day Adventist pastor Devon Franklin, made quite a stir, recently, when she donned a daring blue dress with a plunging neckline that exposed her cleavage, to the 2013 BET Awards. The religious world and Black Twitter reacted negatively to Good’s fashion, labeling it unholy. Meagan Good, who is known for her sexy attire and image, responded to the criticism:
“@adriannacolbert That’s the thing Girl- is that I don’t feel convicted about this at all. my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things..
I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be..
A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful.. My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that’s what’s going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch.. people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God’s promise -because they don’t look the role …when God doesn’t care about us “looking the role”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in ..
And it just makes me sad that us as Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters …and never think for one moment that: God knows what he’s doing and he uses everything for his glory .. and he has a plan for every specific situation.. I had intentions on anything .. Merely picked a dress I saw and loved … God knows my heart and that I didn’t do anything wrong .. And he will use even people’s thoughts to bring him glory.”
To Meagan’s defense, religious people tend to be judgemental, and though she is a sexy woman, she should not be shunned! However, when accepting the role as a pastor’s wife, one should take into consideration the norms of that society.
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