“There is a decency that goes with the Spirit! Dress yourself according to where you are going and not from where you come from”
But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness (1 Timothy 4:7).
The word “godliness” above actually means piety towards God, piety to spiritual or godly activities. It means devotion. It doesn’t refer to inner righteousness or inherent holiness.
It’s about the things you do, how you respond to God, and to the things of God. For instance, there’s a way you ought to behave when you come into the house of God, because church isn’t like everywhere else. It’s a place of worship. There’s an attitude of reverence you ought to have when you come to church.
Godliness is about your demeanour. Your dressing matters; some piety is necessary in your dressing. There’s a decency that goes with the Spirit of God, and that decency must be in your life. There’re outward things that people should see in you, and say, “Yes, this is a Christian.” They can’t see it in your heart, but can see it in your character. That’s what godliness is about.
There’re movies you shouldn’t watch. There’re books or magazines you shouldn’t read. There are places you just shouldn’t be found in, because you’re different. And if for any reason you find yourself in such places, you ought to go in there with godly piety. Yes, that’s the life you’ve been called to live. Your presence in a place should exude and transmit the righteousness of God, for you’re a tree of righteousness, producing fruits of righteousness.
Never lose sight of who you are; you’re different. You’re the symbol and embodiment of God’s glory, perfection, beauty, and righteousness. See and carry yourself as such: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9 AMP).
Secondly, I must say It’s good to have a good appearance. Pay attention to your personal appearance. Dress in the way you want us to address you. People react more to the way you appear than to who you really are.
People with good looks are more likely to be accepted than dirty looking people no matter how talented they are.
How you dress or appear can prevent the blessings of God from reaching you.
It is true that God does not look at the external appearance of a man but at his ‘inner heart’. In the same way, men do not look at your heart but your outward appearance. Men judge by what they see.
Remember, we live here on earth among men. If God will use someone to bless you, you must dress for the opportunity. An opportunity may surpass you just because of the way you appear.
Dress yourself according to where you are going and not from where you come from. Stop dressing or appearing as if the whole world was on your shoulders. This brings no glory to your Heavenly Father. Dress as a king’s child, for your heavenly Father derives pleasure from your good appearance.
Looking good is not the same as dressing expensive. I’m not saying you have to look flamboyant or expensive, just have a good look. Whatever you have, put it with dignity. Wash it, clean it, iron it, and put it like a king. In the end, put a nice smile on your face, walk like a child of the King of kings.