Updated: Oct 5, 2018
Is this trend God's design for womanhood? For humanity? Why do we live by these standards that only seem to lower the culture? I know people like to say, "OMG it's just music. I like the beat anyway." HERE'S A THOUGHT: GET THE INSTRUMENTAL!!! Words become us. We only seem to understand this when it comes to reaching success. Our words have affects on every area of life. We don't even know what we're really saying when we repeat these words and caption ourselves with them. You could be summoning a ritual for Pete's sake lol or inviting demons into your mind.
The more we see hatred in our society, the more we should evaluate what comes in and what goes out. It's not just the news we should be worried about, it's our everyday hobbies, friends, activities around us that we should worry most about. Jesus tells us, "It's not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth." - Matthew 15:11. This includes who we choose to listen to and surround ourselves with. As women, as humanity, we are easily deceived without the Spirit guiding us. Did you know Satan was the angel of music when he was in Heaven? Now that he is here on Earth, gosh, it's no wonder such trash talk is called "music" today. (see Ezekial 28:13-16)
So, what and where does the word "boujee" come from?
It has a French Mid-16th century origin. The funny thing is...people perceived this word to mean "higher-class" or "wealthy" when actually it is a word for the "middle-class" who conform to the same behavior patterns. People with the least amount of money seem to be the most materialistic because they want to be seen as "wealthy". So over time, you get the modern word "boujee" out of the french word "bourgeois". I took Latin and Etymology in school so it actually has come in handy lol. I'm someone who cares what others think of themselves, so the background and origin of words today are important as they seem to take on different meanings that can be dangerous!
How does this trend contrast with God's design?
Don't get me wrong, we are not talking about the pride associated with having self-esteem or dignity in one's work/achievements... that is good. But pride as in, "the quality of having an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance. (arrogant, vanity, conceit, snobbery, haughtiness, big-headed) You are important in a sense that your life matters but you are not that important over others to think you are better or higher. We are all human-beings, like flowers that bloom today and are gone tomorrow. (Psalms 103:15-16)
We all hate when people look down on us, yet the people behind media encourages this attitude, just listen to their words and quality. How are they influencing our culture?
God is against haughtiness. "God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble." - James 4:6. Pride is actually one of the seven deadly sins that God hates, listed in Proverbs 6:17. Now, He doesn't hate us, but He hates the conditions of our heart and soul because it separates us from Him. Pride will lead Him to resisting you and your advances in life. Who wants to come against God of Heaven and Earth?!
There are over 50 Bible verses about pride and the results of it. Why is pride such an issue? It cancels out God's power and the influence of others around you. Pride says, "I'm the only one of importance, I can do it all without you!" QUESTION: Who put you on an island all by yourself? You were born into a world with at LEAST 7 billion people and the first relationship on Earth was between God and man. (see Genesis 1) Second comes the relationship between man and woman. When was life ever just about YOU?!
So why not Beautiful and Humble?
"A woman who cares more about who she's becoming than how she's looking will seek to be humble." What's wrong with these traits? Sis, these are far more precious than the diamonds in your ears and belly button, these traits are what set you apart from being stereotyped as "basic" and "superficial". These are the characteristics of God that He says are more precious than rubies! (Proverbs 31:10) So rare to find in women today!
1. having or showing a MODEST or low estimate of one's own importance. (meek, respectful, submissive) ANTONYMS: PROUD, overbearing.
No wonder our men are going crazy lol, we often have "overbearing" attitudes. The world wants us to be EXTRA! Honestly, this is a headache for both you and your man, and definitely not wife material. The Lord blesses humbleness. (James 4:6, Psalms 10:17)
We have to be careful with how we think or position ourselves. If we are proud and big-headed, God will see to it that in the same way you judge others, it will be measured back to you. (Matthew 7:2, Proverbs 29:23)
But if we humble ourselves, God will exalt us in due time. See, we don't have to fight for the stage or the floor...God will lift you up Himself! (James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:6) Humble doesn't mean you put yourself down, it means you also look out for other's interests more than just focusing on yourself. (Philippians 2:4) LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. (Mark 12:31)