I spent hours last night thinking of what to thank God for and write about today and once again I realised that I was stressing myself out by thinking when I should have been relaxing.Have a fab day all
As I walked down to the station this morning I started to think about the day ahead and still had no clue what I wanted to thank God for and write about. He’s done so much so it shouldn’t be that hard to pick just one thing.
Got into work, sat down to catch up on emails and 5 emails from one person saying the same thing stood out! *Screams* Okay I get the message! As I read the mail for the 5th time this stood out…
“In the Bible, God's friends were honest about their feelings - sometimes even complaining and arguing with Him - yet He didn't seem to mind. In fact, He encouraged it. To be God's friend you must share your true feelings with Him, not what you think you ought to feel or say”.
God doesn't expect you to be perfect, but He does expect you to be honest. If perfection was a requirement not one of us would qualify. Finally! Now I know what to thank God for today.
A few weeks ago, a few friends and myself where talking about a movie we all watched and as we somehow digressed we found ourselves talking about marriage, YES I said IT MARRIAGE and the characteristics of the proverbs 31 woman. When we look at all the wonderful qualities of a Proverbs 31 Woman it can be overwhelming, and we all agreed that trying to emulate her lifestyle and characteristics was daunting. But we challenged each other and all agreed to put it into practice, encourage each other and get progress updates each week.
I choose to focus on one attribute each week.
Week one was fine I excelled! But by week two I started to struggle and I must admit I got angry at myself for not being able to conquer the next characteristic.
I don’t think that men should use the checklist in determining a “suitable” mate #Justsaying and please #DontJudgeMe.
So today I openly say dear Lord I tried to emulate the characteristics of the proverbs 31 woman, she is PERFECT I am not perfect and I am happy that you prefer honesty so I won’t hide and pretend I NEED YOUR HELP! I want to be ME I prefer ME to HER but I would like help with attaining some of her profound characteristics.
On that note I don’t think that you can check off characteristics on the list and determine yourself “righteous.” But I do think that we can use the characteristics as a guide, of what we should be aiming for.
So to all the ladies out there I encourage you to try and please do not beat yourself up if you fail. If at first you don’t succeed, try again! And to the men who are seeking for a PROVERBS 31 woman kindly do a 360 evaluation of your characteristics first thank you very much.
To the gentlemen continue to encourage the ladies and thank you for your patience.
So today I am thanking God for Manny, Eman, uncleman, trouble, Emmanuel as most know him by. For the all wonderful things that God has done and is yet to do in your life. Thank you for sending me the email 5times!
I did a little research and found a list of her attributes, we all posses some or most of these attributes. Maybe rather trying so hard to emulate her, focus of perfecting the attribute you already have before embarking n a new journey to conquer it all like we did.
Or challenge yourself to be just like her GOODLUCK!
Verse 10---A A Biblical Treasure!, Able, Amazing, Admirable
Verse 11---B Blessing, Beautiful, Beneficial bounty
Verse 12---C Considerate, Caring, Conscientious
Verse 13---D Decisive, Determined, Disciplined, Domestic, Diligent
Verse 14---E Economical, Enterprising
Verse 15---F Flexible, Focused, Faithful, Fruitful
Verse 16---G Gardener, Gifted, Go-getter
Verse 17---H Hard-worker, Honourable, Handy, Homemaker
Verse 18---I Intelligent, Investor, Intuitive, Industrious
Verse 19---J Joyful worker, Juggler of tasks
Verse 20---K Kind
Verse 21---L Loving, Linen maker
Verse 22---M Magnificent, Meticulous, Majestic, Matronly, Mother
Verse 23---N Noble, Noteworthy
Verse 24---O Organized, Obedient, Original, Observant
Verse 25---P Prepared, Powerful, Purposeful, (A) Pillar
Verse 26---Q Quiet Spirited
Verse 27---R Responsible, Reliable, Robust
Verse 28---S Superwoman!, Saint, Skilled, Steady, Special
Verse 29---T Terrific, Trustworthy, Tremendous
Verse 30---U Unaffected by the World, Uncompromising, Understanding, Unequalled
Verse 31---V Virtuous! Valued, Victorious, Visionary
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.