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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I'm Being Ogled!!!

This post was written after multiple incidents that happened in the same week. Here is an example of one incidence.

My Delta class schedule goes something like this:

Monday-Spanish 001 at 9:00, Finite Math at 11:00 and Human Biology from 5:00-8:00 PM.

Tuesday-Interior Design 002 at 8:30 AM

Wednesday-Spanish 001 at 9:00, Finite Math at 11:00 and Human Bio from 5:00-8:00

Thursday-Interior Design 002 at 8:30 AM

Friday-Spanish 001 at 9:00 and Finite Math at 11:00

Needless to say, I do a lot of walking back and forth to buildings on campus. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have a male friend who walks with me to our classes, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays I'm on my own.

While strolling under the beautiful autumn colors one morning, I happened to glance over at a few young guys standing along the pathway. As I passed by them, they smiled and talked strangely amongst themselves while continuing to watch me walk by.

I hurried to my car, quickly got in and paused a moment to think about what had just happened.

I was being ogled! For Pete's sake! Couldn't I just walk to my car in peace?

But why did all of this bother me so much? I hadn't done anything wrong; I had only walked by them. I glanced down at what I was wearing - my regular comfy jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt with a scarf around my neck. Nothing extraordinary about any of it.

Then I understood why I had felt dirty. They had been looking at me for what I could give them and not as a sister in Christ. They had been using me to satisfy their sinful desires, and I did not like that one bit. Brushing past everything that I try to have show, they only wanted one thing.

Since we live in a fallen world, is a warning to both young men and young ladies.

Young men - guard your eyes and don't give into the temptation to keep looking.

Young ladies - dress and act in a way that will encourage and build up the men around you.

As brothers and sisters in Christ, watch out for each other's well-being. By being careful and protecting one another, we are loving on each other. But even helping unbelievers not to stumble by the way we dress, ladies, is showing them that we care more about their minds than being noticed for the wrong reasons.

Romans 12:10 "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were you "dress[ing] and act[ing] in a way that will encourage and build up the men around you?"

isupporttheauthor said...

OF COURSE SHE WAS YOU DUNCE-HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A City in Germany said...

Please, no name calling. It makes me feel bad.

Our dearest author: I'm glad you posted this. We need to remember that more than we do.

Blessings!

~Dresden

Anonymous said...

Oooo...was it a fuzzy scarf? Because fuzzy scarfs can definitely attract attention from anybody.

John said...

what? I'll kill 'em, draw me a picture, and I'll find them. haha.
Argh, I just don't like those type of people. I love them, but I don't like them. Nice post though, good insight.

A helpless ogler from Delta said...

I think you were enticing them. It was entirely your fault. They were 100% not to blame.

isupporttheauthor said...

I'm sorry. Will you please forgive me?