Hey y’all! I know I’m 2 1/2 weeks late with this…but life is stressful and I’ve lacked the inspiration. I finally sat down and decided to finish. So here it is, even though it’s shorter than I imagined. Enjoy! 🙂
To start, y’all should go read Proverbs 31. It will make it easier when you read this if you have your bible open beside you, but it’s just a suggestion!
What a beautiful chapter; it’s definitely in my top 10 favorites.
To sum it up, Proverbs says that the perfect woman…
is not lazy
is not selfish
I strive to be the ‘perfect woman’ described. Wouldn’t it be amazing to be “worth far more than rubies” in God’s eyes? (Proverbs 31:10 NVI)
I can just picture myself having the perfect amount of confidence, always being kind, giving the BEST advice, knowing how to help people and giving all my resources to them.
But it’s not easy, it might even be impossible, because we will always struggle with something different. Even that girl who always seems to know all the answers in class, or the girl who has all the friends or the perfect hair, struggles with something.
Now, I don’t know about y’all, but I lack the majority of these qualities listed above. To start, I’m totally lazy. I can be given an assignment three weeks before it’s due, and won’t start on it until 2 and 1/2 weeks later!! I have days where I can’t imagine being nice to others. I’m not overwhelmingly generous either, and
I promise y’all that I have never been bold in my life.
So, when I read chapters in the Bible like this, I have one of two reactions:
1. A feeling of hopelessness.
2. An overwhelming urge to change myself.
What I fail to realize is that I don’t need to feel hopeless OR completely change myself. I am God’s child! He made me the way I am!
I don’t think that any of us need all of these qualities to be considered “perfect” in God’s eyes. In fact, it’s impossible to demonstrate all of these without fail. We are never always going to be bold, or always give amazing advice, or always have the perfect solution to a problem. That’s crazy! However, knowing our flaws and recognizing our issues is one step to achieving God’s view of perfection. Here are a few more ways :
to point out the obvious, we should always fix our mistakes when we realize we are making them. For instance, if we are being selfish, we should always stop and ask for forgiveness and guidance. If we are not working as hard as we should, we should ask God for time management, and for inspiration and wisdom (*cough what i need to do!! cough*).
but we will always make mistakes. It’s in our nature.
So for now, all we can do is try our best and pray for forgiveness. And I’m sure we will all have a good laugh in Heaven over our troubles that we think are hopeless right now 🙂
hope y’all like this- make sure to leave a comment for suggestions or inspiration, and i’d really appreciate if y’all check out my instagram : @myloveforthelord ! link is above 🙂