To the unmarried and women without children……my sweet sisters I speak to you today. I know reading through Proverbs 31 can be hard at times. At first glance it seems to only speak to women who are married and who have children…..but please let me invite you to dig a little deeper and look a little longer…..Proverbs 31 is for ALL women. Regardless if you’re married, unmarried, have children or don’t have children…..God’s Word is for everyone!
This week we are covering verses 28 & 29:
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her.
Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.
This past year I have went to more funerals than ever in my life. In November my dear grandmother passed away and then just last week one of my favorite uncles went to be with the Lord unexpectedly while I was away on vacation, during that same trip one of my dear friend’s mother-n-law also went home to be with Jesus.
Even in my church family this past year, I could share stories of friends’ loved ones going home to be with Jesus.
The importance of how you live your life has been heavy on my mind…..especially this past week.
Proverbs 31 is more than just how to be a good wife or mother……it’s about how to live your life well.
It’s about the importance of servant hood.
It’s about the importance of being intentional with the days, years, months and breathes we are given.
It’s about staying focused on one person…….Jesus.
When I read verses 28 and 29, I see more than just a mother and wife. I see a woman who lived her life fully for God’s glory!
A woman who lived to bring honor and glory to her King!
Married or not married…….bring glory to the King in how you live your life right where you’re at.
With or without children……bring glory to the King in the example you set for the younger generations.
Bloom where you are planted.
TOGETHER we can reach more women for Jesus!
Do you not realize how important you are? We need you!
So many women need good role models to follow…..women who have went through hard times and have a beautiful testimony of how God was with them every step of the way. We need to hear stories of God’s faithfulness. We need to hear that a woman is complete not because of her marriage status or if she has children……but a woman is complete because of who she is in Christ!!!
My sweet friends, please remember we ALL need beautiful examples to follow! Be that example for someone else!
The accolades the Proverbs 31 woman receives are for all women…..regardless if she is married or not. Regardless if she has children or not.
She is praised not because she is a wife and mother, she is praised because of how she lived her life.
A life that was totally focused on serving her Lord as she served others.
When my time here on earth is finally over I pray that those who knew me will remember me as a woman who loved her Lord with all her heart and with every breath her good Lord gave her. I pray that I “run my race well” and that I too, will hear the ultimate accolade from the King of Kings…..“Well done good and faithful SERVANT!”
Love God Greatly!
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