You Have a Great Purpose
Sometimes those truths feel downright fake to me.
Do you ever feel like a failure, total mess, or completely unworthy of recognition?
I get wildly anxious over the future, I struggle to stay on top of house chores, and sometimes I lose all patience (if I even had any in the first place). The truth is, I mess up a lot – more than I’d like to admit.
These shortcomings can especially feel like a sting when reading about the infamous “Proverbs 31 Woman” (that lady Christian women look up to and strive to be like).
Something In Common
However, there’s something I realized – this special woman and I actually have a lot more in common than I thought. You see, if you take away her superpowers, we’re quite similar, really.
On our own, we:
Possess the opposite of a noble character,
Dishonor and disrespect men,
Have a bad attitude about cooking and keeping the house clean,
Aren’t generous with our time or resources,
Make unwise decisions,
Worry to shreds over the future,
Aren’t worthy of honor or praise,
Completely fail at being a “perfect woman” or an “excellent wife”
Do you ever fall into any of these categories, too?
Living as a Christ-Enabled Woman
You see, the Proverbs 31 Woman we read about in Scripture is actually a representation of what we can become, not by our own power, but through the work of Jesus Christ (see 2 Corinthians 12:19, Philippians 4:13).
That’s her not-so-secret superpower. And he is available to us all.
I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20, CSB)
Being a Christ-Enabled Woman means you have repented and put your trust in Jesus’ sacrifice to save you. (see Mark 1:15)
It means the Holy Spirit lives inside of you, empowering you to do good works and accomplish God’s purposes (see 1 Corinthians 6:19, Hebrews 13:21). It means you have traded in the culture’s lies of womanhood for God’s glorious definition laid out for us in the Bible (see Proverbs 31:10-31). It means because of Jesus, you have freedom, you have purpose, you have the power to overcome (see Galatians 5:1, Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 12:9).
Being a Christ-Enabled Woman means that you can do all things, not on your own strength, but through Christ. You have a bold message to share, the life-giving gospel that the world so desperately needs.
My mission here at MarriedMyrick.com is to encourage you to live enabled by Christ, to grow in your faith, and to share the message of the life Jesus provides with those you meet along your journey.
Thank you for stopping by friend, I hope you stay awhile and visit often.