One morning I was walking my dog when I heard that still small voice whisper to my heart, "I'm shaping you into a Proverbs 31 woman". Yikes! For those of you unfamiliar with that term, Proverbs 31 is a chapter in the bible that has been the bane of many women's existence for hundreds if not thousands of years. It talks about a woman who wakes up early, goes to bed late, organizes her home, business, kids, servants, side businesses, makes her own clothing and more. Most women look at her as a false narrative that was made up to make us ladies miserable.
So when I heard God's voice telling me that He was shaping me into a P31 woman I was a little shocked, nervous and down right hesitant to even begin such a journey. But God is so gentle in His teaching. I didn't end up starting that day or even that week. He just gently shared ideas with my heart. Like, how would I organize my home if I was living in my dream home or if I had unlimited resources how would I spend my time. Would I leave pots to soak in the sink all day or would I allow a month to go by before sweeping the floors (just being honest here).
The idea that things could be different wasn't new to me but I didn't have an overall purpose for me to BE different. It made me focus in and become serious about my business which up to this point was mostly just a hobby, to really take time in my home, but most of all, it made me value myself and the stage of life that I'm in. I won't always be a mom to a toddler that wakes up in the night and I won't always feel like my time isn't my own.
In fact, I'm going to be 30 in a few days and I can't be more excited because I know God is lining me up for greatness. Greater than I've ever seen and better than I could ever imagine. And you know what? I am a Proverbs 31 woman through Jesus who gives me strength, wisdom, and grace daily.
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