Pursuing Womanhood God’s Way essentially equates to building our lives on the Word of God. We aim to clothe ourselves with wisdom. It is a superior wisdom that comes from the Creator of woman teaching women how to be the most glorious version of ourselves.
“Every wise woman encourages and builds up her family, but a foolish woman over time will tear it down by her own actions. (Proverbs 14:1)
I find this verse very intriguing. I love reading it in different versions.
The LORD desires for His daughters to embrace the responsibility of keeping our homes. It’s applicable whether we have a family or not.
If we do have a family this looks like creating an environment for our family to rest and reside. We do this by providing for needs inside the home. Those needs may include cooking or cleaning or doing laundry. We establish a tone in our home that equates to being settled. We have the power and influence (through Holy Spirit) to build up the people in our homes with our words and our actions. We speak life and we cultivate an environment to nurture a godly life.
Getting back to our discussion of womanhood God’s Way while your single. Let’s look at the translation used in most versions:
“Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.”
I came to realize that one thing I did not do prior to getting married was prioritize my home. The truth is it’s not so much about home decor and meal planning as it is the posture of a settled heart. My heart was set on ripping and running (not all of it was frivolous, most of it was not). The result was my personal responsibilities suffered because I was overextended in helping others. I prioritized their business over my own. My finances suffered and I missed some great opportunities because of it.
This is one of the mindset shifts I incorporated in the Patient. Prayerful. Preparing. Devotional
We need the wisdom of God’s Word and His instruction to women even if we have a household of one. I place emphasis on this because it can be overlooked and sometimes a single woman can miss the reality that her household of one is still hers to manage. You are still a keeper of your home. You have a great responsibility to guard it as well as steward your temple.
Ladies I am really pressing towards becoming a better woman. My desire to build community around this common goal and likemindedness is strong. Not all women desire to be wise. Not all women desire to build their house, but for the ones that do please take the journey with me. The number one aim is to please the LORD with your womanhood.
~A Movement for Biblical Womanhood is Here!