Proverbs 31 Woman
Have you ever read Proverbs 31? Do you know what woman I am talking about? "She is clothed with strength and dignity." Do you know what I am talking about now?
This passage speaks volumes to me. A Proverbs 31 woman is someone I aspire to be. Someone I aspire my daughter to be. It is literally a biblical role model of womanhood .
Proverbs 31:10-31 New International Version (NIV)
Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [a]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
As a woman, we wear many different hats. We're not confined to just one. We are women, mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, granddaughters, friends. Each hat we wear, we wear it with purpose. We've got what it takes to take on anything. To accomplish everything our heart desires. I feel like this is especially important for our women in the workforce. We work just as hard. God created us for great things and once we understand who we are, establish our identities, discover our passions, accept God's promises, and continue our growth in a relationship with Him, we will discover that we are at the center of His will. Women are powerhouses and so full of strength. We have privileges and we should wear them with pride, not shame.
I strive to be a better person every single day. I strive to be a better me. I strive to be a better mother, a better spouse, a better daughter. I find comfort in God's will that He has for me.
There are days where I feel like I am tired and just done with everything. I find strength in this passage that keeps me going. I want to give my loved ones the best version of me. I want to give God my best version and I know He accepts the worst but encourages me to be better.
I hope that everyone takes something out of this. It's my motivator.
I pray daily for patience, kindness, and strength. And I'm getting better at it each day.
Love & Light,