Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Working on Womanhood

Proverbs 31: 25,26
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Accountability to rise to the woman that God has called me to be. Accountability comes every time I open the Word and every time I open my mouth. I love these two verses. Today they stand out. Today I laugh, truly am able to laugh at the days to come. Every single day I grumble over loading three boys into car seats. Today before even reading this passage I laughed with a close friend over how I know this is a daily routine and time will soon change this, but it's my least favorite part of being a mom.

She and I were out taking our boys for a long walk. Eric can not stand walking. He says things like this..."the air has gone out of my legs" and "my legs are no longer working". And yet with all the challenges of being a mother and parenting the very diverse personalities in this home I detest the event of loading three children in and out of a van all day long. But I laughed, and thus in this moment in a very small way can truly "laugh at the days to come". When circumstances are not going the way I want them to, just sit back, take a deep breath and smile. Now the laughing part I think my husband thinks I take to far, as does my daughter because sometimes our laughing in uncontrolled and boarders on poor timing.

Speaking, I mentioned at the beginning that accountability also comes when I open my mouth. Wisdom is a tricky word because by today's standards I think I am sharper than most, but me being sharp means nothing if my acute intellect is based on me rather than the principles of God's word. Am I thinking about what comes out of my mouth as words that build on the principles of His Word.

I am a work in progress, but my lack of progress is never an excuse to speak ill or negatives things about life, a person, or really anything. I would then allow myself to fall under some kind of victim mentality which negates the power of the Holy Spirit in my life. Through the power of Him I can be held accountable to the workings of Womanhood in me.


  1. This would make a great addition to refreshmoments.blogspot.com 's ruby tuesday post series. It doesn't have to be specifically related to the P31 scriptures, but since yours does, why not link it up?

    Love your take on this scripture here.


  2. Work in progress is what I remind myself that I am all the time.

  3. Joining you in the work! And coming alongside, too!


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