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When I started my Christian walk I was already a wife with a child. Yet, I had no clue what it was that I was suppose to do to begin to be a Godly woman. At times I am still at a loss when it comes to certain things (please note the reason the site has the word becoming in the title). Sometimes I am pretty sure I will never measure up to be half the woman that the Proverbs 31 woman is. Yet, I refuse to be discouraged.
You see I am not like most women. I am not very handy in the ways of DIY projects (Pinterest reminds me of this often). I am not a fan of shopping. My home is decent but by no means is it perfectly spotless. I have moments where I long for lazy days and it is well know that I take these lazy days because for the well being of myself and family I have to. Yep I am NOT a Proverbs 31 woman.
It would be easy to allow the Proverbs 31 woman scare us. In fact if we ponder to much on the short comings that we have in the ways of all the things that this woman has we could become right down depressed. Yet – there is something that has women that we need to remember.
We are so hard on ourselves as women. Courtney from Women Living Well said it best this week when she said that the Proverbs 31 woman did not do all the things listed in one day. It takes a life time to cultivate these habits and skills into our lives. Misty from Beautiful Ashes reminds us all that even though we haven’t achieved it yet that we still must continue to strive for it.
I may not be an amazing cook but I try. Frankly I have come a long way in this department. No longer are my pintos nothing but water and beans. My home may not be spotless but hey it is clean and the children are happy. No, at this moment my children are not singing my praises however one day they will understand everything that I do is only for their good. As for that pesky shopping task God provided me with a man who is perfectly fine with taking over that part for me as long as I provide him with a list.
You see the Proverbs 31 woman entails character traits we as Godly women need. But- in every home these traits look a bit different. Frankly because no woman is alike and no family is alike. And this is completely fine.
What matters most is that we continue to try and that we strive to be the woman that God longs for us to be. Even if sometimes this doesn’t look the exact same way as everyone else. When we do this and when we focus soley on God and not others, we will be more precious than rubies.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
****Did you know that I have done a detailed study on the Proverbs 31 woman verse by verse once before right here on Becoming A Godly Wife? To receive that and a link to all the freebies that are produced by this site be sure to subscribe before you leave.