Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Proverbs 31

Almost all of us have heard of the "Proverbs 31 Woman." This woman portrays perfection. She is the ideal woman for any godly man. Thousands of girls strive to be just like her and in hopes that one day Mr. Right will notice.

I will admit; I have thought this way. I assumed that if I could live like a Proverbs 31 Woman that I would be next in line for a ring by spring. It is my hearts desire to have a godly man, to be the wife of a husband who loves God more than me, our kids, himself. I understand that I need to be working on myself to be the woman that he is going to want. I cannot expect him to meet my standards when I am living however I please. If I want a man who loves Christ and righteousness more than me, then I need to be a woman who loves the same way.

Now, I am not saying that we need to act just like the Proverbs 31 woman to win over a man. However, I do believe that if we strive to be the Proverbs 31 woman because she fears the Lord, then her heart is set on Him and when He is willing, Mr. Right will come along.

I went through the chapter yesterday and wrote down the aspect of this woman that stuck out to me the most. The aspects that I feel make a woman worth a mans while.

-Brings (Brings her food from afar)
-Early Riser
-Strengthens (She is healthy)
-Helps the Poor
-Helps the needy (For this one and the previous point, she was active about this not just giving money or saying she will help, she took initiative)
-Well Dressed (She respected who she was by how she presented herself)
-Speaks Kindness
-Not Lazy
-Fears the Lord
-Humble (She lets her own works praise her)

I know that after seeing the list I wrote down from the chapter, there are a lot of things I do not have in my life. I want to be this woman because she loves her Lord and she tends to her family.

People have put a bad stigma to a woman who wants to be a house wife, who want to just be a wife; to be a wife is a good thing. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:22, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord." There is nothing wrong with having the desire to be a wife.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I have been expecting my husband (whom ever he may be) to meet these standards that I have but I wasn't living up to my own standards. That was and is hypocritical of me. I need to make sure that I am godly for him just like I expect him to be godly for me.