I am sure that many of you have heard of the Proverbs 31 woman…it is basically a description of the “perfect woman”. Well it sounds like many women that I know, they just don’t see it in themselves. Women are amazing! We have so many demands on our time from family, cooking, working, managing household budget, making sure kids do homework, attending cheer practice, running everyone everywhere everyday…whew…makes my head spin. Most women are on that treadmill and it is hard to get off….if only it was a treadmill and we were getting exercise. I thought for so long that all the running around I was doing was enough exercise but I just kept becoming bigger and more unhealthy. I finally took control with God as my trainer of my life and was able to adjust my priorities. Turns out….I wasn’t even on my old list….since I decided to work on my mental, spiritual and physical fitness and I found time for God and me….I have more time…how did that happen? Please read Proverbs 31….study it, google, YouTube…discuss with friends and make a commitment to be that woman…I love Proverbs 31 ministries and recommend you sign up for their devotional daily. http://www.proverbs31.org/
Proverbs 31: 8-31 Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Help people who are in trouble. Stand up for what you know is right, and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the poor and those who need help. How hard it is to find the perfect wife. She is worth far more than jewels. Her husband depends on her. He will never be poor. She does good for her husband all her life. She never causes him trouble. She is always gathering wool and flaxand enjoys making things with her hands. She is like a ship from a faraway place. She brings home food from everywhere. She wakes up early in the morning,cooks food for her family, and gives the servants their share. She looks at land and buys it. She uses the money she has earned and plants a vineyard. She works very hard. She is strong and able to do all her work. She works late into the night to make sure her business earns a profit. She makes her own threadand weaves her own cloth. She always gives to the poor and helps those who need it. She does not worry about her family when it snows. She has given them all good, warm clothes. She makes sheets and spreads for the beds,and she wears clothes of fine linen. Her husband is a respected member of the city council,where he meets with the other leaders. She makes clothes and beltsand sells them to the merchants. She is a strong person, and people respect her.She looks to the future with confidence. She speaks with wisdomand teaches others to be loving and kind. She oversees the care of her house.She is never lazy. Her children say good things about her. Her husband brags about her and says, “There are many good women,but you are the best.” Grace and beauty can fool you,but a woman who respects the Lord should be praised. Give her the reward she deserves. Praise her in public for what she has done. ERV Bible
So pray daily that God guides you to be this “perfect woman”…notice there is nothing about looks or sex…it is all about being a woman who is well thought of and respected…you are the Proverbs 31 gal…just step up with confidence and imagine it, vision in your mind, share it with someone…be it! I’m praying for you!