Oh the infamous woman of Proverbs chapter 31. You know the one… that woman that makes you feel horrible and nothing but a failure! I read Proverbs 31, once again, the other day… and instead I was totally encouraged by this woman of God. I noticed the joy and peace and total freedom this chapter exudes. I mean, it’s almost dripping with joy!
It never said that this lady was perfect or never had an off day, but that her life could be described in such a way because of her character and walk with the Lord. Which one of these could you start working on this week?
Instead of reading this chapter and walking away feeling like a reject, why not strive to make practical changes in your own life that would make YOU such a woman of God! It’s really not that hard.
Here are some practical ways you can be a Proverbs 31 woman today!
She is far more precious than jewels
You are precious, stop thinking and saying otherwise.
She is capable
You are able.
She is intelligent
You are smart and one of a kind. He created you special. Thank Him for this.
She is virtuous
Don’t fill your head and heart with garbage.
Her husband trusts in her
Strive to be trustworthy. Do things that win and keep his trust.
Maybe this is an area of your marriage that has some scars. Work faithfully to regain his trust.
Her husband believes in her
Stick to your goals and prove to your husband that he can believe in you.
Her husband lacks nothing
Seek to please your husband emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
She does him good all of her days
Seek to do 5 things a day that are just plain good for him.
She comforts her husband
When he is discouraged, speak words of life into him.
She encourages her husband
Lift his spirits.
She does nothing to harm him
Don’t be his enemy, be his best friend.
She is a hard worker
Do your best to work hard. It will keep you out of trouble.
She rises early and gets fed with the bread of life
Get your spiritual nourishment for the day first.
She realizes that her spiritual food is what will sustain her and give her strength
This will be the number one thing that will give you strength for all other tasks.
She is not lazy
There is a difference between taking time to relax and living a life of relaxation.
She is a giver not a taker
Don’t be a woman that is only out to get. Always seek to have a giving mindset.
How can you bless someone else today?
She seeks to bless her household
Your household should receive your very best, not leftovers.
She makes wise choices with money
Be frugal and don’t be an over-spender. Never hide purchases from your family.
She is not hasty to make purchases before she pays off debt.
Take time to think before you buy.
If you are feeling impulsive, take a deep breath and wait. Ask yourself, how will this glorify God and bless His Kingdom?
She is frugal, yet not stingy.
Don’t be selfish.
She makes money in order to bless others and to be able to give more.
Save more in order to give more to the needy.
She is works hard to keep her body strong and healthy
Make time to workout and exercise often.
She works hard to keep her mind healthy by right thinking
Physical exercise will help your mind stay sharp. Meditate on things that are true and holy. This takes spiritual exercise as well.
She works hard to keep her relationship with the Lord thriving
Stay in God’s Word daily. Meditate on His truths and seek to have unbroken fellowship with your Heavenly Father.
She sees that her time and efforts are profitable and doesn’t waste time
Don’t say yes to everything. Seek to say yes to that which is profitable and will have an eternal weight and reward.
She gives to the poor and reaches out to the needy
How can you give to the poor today? Seek to give as a family.
She is a planner and is prepared for any season
Take inventory of your household goods and plan for the next season
She is dignified
Act in a way that is honorable and respectful.
When others look at you, what are you known for? How do you dress? How do you talk? How do you carry yourself?
She praises her husband, and he is well known in the gates because of it
Never talk bad about your husband, only praise him.
She is happy and hopeful
Don’t take life so seriously. Laugh a lot.
She opens her mouth and speaks wisdom, not destruction
Speak wise words. Talk less.
She has a kind heart
If you let God’s kindness shine upon your heart, it will overflow from your lips and bless others.
She is not idle, nor a busybody.
Stay busy doing good things so you don’t get caught up in gossip and worthless talk.
She refuses to taste even a morsel of gossip or self-pity
Don’t even taste a little of it.
She is diligent to raise her children well. They rise up and bless her.
Live in a way that your children will praise you and bless you.
She is praised by her husband openly
He will praise you publicly because you seek to honor him privately.
She realizes what true beauty is and that charm is deceitful
Remember that outer beauty will fade and is fleeting.
Seek for your inner beauty to outshine your outer beauty. Many times, inner beauty will make you physically more attractive and pleasant!
She fears the Lord alone
The only way to be lifted up is to fear and honor the Lord.
She lives a life that produces fruit
Bear fruit because of the little choices you make every day to be obedient.
She reveres the Lord
Respect the Lord’s place in your life. Truly keep Him first above all else.
She loves to worship her Savior, the King of Kinds and Lord of Lords
Let all of your life be an act of worship.