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16 Practical Ways We ALL Can Work on Being a Proverbs 31 Woman Today



In Tuesday's post, I dove into who the Proverbs 31 woman is, and touched on what that means for us single ladies. I loved learning about the Proverbs 31 woman and starting to look at her through a different perspective, but today, I want to make it really practical. I want to dive into real life ways that we can, with God's help, become the Proverbs 31 woman.


Friends, the Bible is not written for a specific group of people. There's not a select criteria you have to meet to be able to understand and apply Scripture. The Proverbs 31 woman is not exclusively for the wives and moms, but instead for all of us to reflect on and learn from.


Just to recap: The Proverbs 31 woman is a Christ-centered, God-serving, woman. She's strong and humble, independent and rooted in the love of God. She works hard at everything she does, and often sacrifices for the good of others. She's a business woman, while also juggling the tasks of mother and wife (although, she is not solely defined by her roles at home). Most importantly, the Proverbs 31 woman knows who she is in Jesus, and that influences everything she does. She's a blessing to the people around her, and has a unique joy that is only found in Christ.


The most important part of the Proverbs 31 woman is her relationship with God. While yes, she does take on many different roles, her identity is found in Christ alone. She's fueled by Jesus, and that is what truly makes her successful. If we want to imitate the Proverbs 31 woman, we must set God as the #1 priority in our life. We must root ourselves in Scripture and prayer, seeking after the Lord first and foremost. It is then, and only then, that we will be transformed to look like the Proverbs 31 woman in all the other areas of our lives.


How can we do that? Well, let me assure you don't have to spend hours and hours reading the Bible to be rooted in Christ. But it is important that you prioritize time with the Lord every day. You can't follow Jesus or love Him if you don't know Him, so continue to learn and discover who He is and what He's done for you.

  • Set aside time every day to explore Scripture. You'll probably have to sacrifice something, like sleep or time scrolling on social media. If you feel overwhelmed knowing where to start, try a Bible plan on the Bible app, learn how to take notes, or utilize online Bible study resources.

  • Ask God to teach you through what you're reading. It's less about the quantity and more about the quality of your Bible study, so make sure you're really understanding and soaking in what Scripture says.

The Proverbs 31 woman is intentional about serving her people. Whether that means going out of her way to provide for her family or serving the hurting in her community, she prioritizes others above herself. (Note: she does not neglect herself; there's a difference between prioritizing others and not taking care of yourself.)


How can we do that? In verses 15 and 20, we read about how the Proverbs 31 woman works late at night to make sure her family is taken care of, and she utilizes her resources to provide for the poor and needy around her. We can do the same thing, even if we aren't a mom or wife, or if we don't have a ton of money.

  • Show up for your sibling's events and support them in their activities.

  • Help around the house without being asked (ie: take the trash out, do the dishes, sweep the floor, pick up anything on the ground, etc)

  • Help with errands, especially if you can drive (go pick up groceries, put them away, drop off/pick up siblings at their activities, etc)

  • Donate clothes, toys, and food to shelters that need it

  • Help the kids in your class who are struggling to understand (don't give the answers, but spend extra time trying to explain to them the subject)

  • Volunteer at the nursery in church, a homeless shelter, or a food bank

  • Deliver food to a friend/family member who's sick

  • Make cards for your neighbors, friends, people in the hospital, front line workers, teachers, etc

The Proverbs 31 woman pursues the dreams God has placed in her heart. In many cases, this may look like business ventures - but it can also look like hobbies, passions, and more. She works hard at everything she does, and gives her best in the things she's committed to. Not only is she strong mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, she's also strong physically.


How can we do that? We can prayerfully and enthusiastically pursue our dreams and desires with God's help. We can use the gifts He's given us to create whatever it is He has in store for us.

  • Surrender to God whatever you want to do and ask Him to lead you

  • Find your hobbies and what you enjoy doing

  • Get godly advice and wisdom on how to move forward (including Scripture!)

  • Keep praying, letting God control the opening and closing of doors

  • Work hard in school, at work, and in your communities - not striving, but out of God's grace

  • Continue to strengthen your body and take care of it

 

I have become so passionate about not only learning about the Proverbs 31 woman, but beginning to become a Proverbs 31 woman and sharing that with you guys. If nothing else, I want you to know that Scripture is not calling a specific group of people to obedience (like only moms, only those who went to Bible college, or only those with a clean past). Scripture is calling ALL of us to obedience, and you don't have to fit any criteria to be apart of it! And I don't know about you, but I'm so thankful for that!

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