Are you a godly woman? Do you have a godly woman in your life? A godly woman isn’t perfect, rather she’s learning to open up and trust in her Savior. The measuring stick of your godliness isn’t based on a comparison to other women (not even the Proverbs 31 woman), but on your personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
As you continue to grow spiritually (and everyone has their own timetable in Christ), you will:
#1) Demonstrate an intimate familiarity with God’s Word
“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
You reveal the godly woman in you when your thoughts, words, and advice are based on the Bible and not your opinion. You’re not throwing out scriptures to show how knowledgeable and spiritual you are, but rather your key instinct is balancing faith and actions on the word of God.
#2) Resonate a calm and quietness of spirit
“Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God’s sight.” (1 Peter 3:4)
You don’t frantically wring your hands in the valleys of the unexpected. As a godly woman you have the inner peace of the Holy Spirit to comfort, guide, and teach you when everything seems out of control. You learn to lay your concerns at the foot of the cross and leave them there.
#3) Be grounded in courage and strength
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
As our culture tumbles down the slippery slope of worldliness and immorality, you are confident in your Sovereign God to make all things work together for good. (Romans 8:28) You will refuse to let fear invade your thoughts or feelings by constantly reminding yourself of God’s promise to never leave you.
#4) Be relentless in prayer and intercession
“Pray continually.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
We need godly women to fervently grab hold of Jesus just like the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21-28 and refuse to let circumstances dictate the final outcome over faith. As a godly woman, you will never give up praying for the hardest hearts, the deepest needs, or the highest mountain tops.
#5) Be generous in resources
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…” (2 Corinthians 9:11)
As a godly woman, you will give time, energy, gifts, and finances in days of feasting or famine. You learn to resist the fear of holding back because of your strong confidence in God to meet your needs according to His riches in glory and to grant all your desires according to His will.
#6) Impart wise advice
“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” (Proverbs 31:26)
The godly woman’s advice is punctuated with practical applications of truth drawn from the Bible. Your firm, but gentle words of wisdom will lead many women to the Lord seeking answers for the perplexities of life.
#7) Confess your faults
“I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.” (Psalm 38:18)
A godly woman recognizes that she is forgiven and will be careful to not make light of sins that caused Christ to suffer on the cross. By confessing your sins to God on a regular basis, your heart will remain humble and tender to others who fall into sin’s treacherous temptations.
#8) Exercise light-heartedness and good humor
“A cheerful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Rather than displaying a sarcastic or mocking verbiage at the expense of others, a godly woman brings an inescapable joy with her wherever she goes. You learn to not take yourself too seriously and you will speak life without sacrificing truth or righteousness in your conversations.
#9) Be driven to complete tasks thoroughly
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
As a godly woman, you are fully committed to finishing to the best of your ability. Whether for home, job, or church—your dependability reflects the inner conviction of working for Christ and not for those around you. Your reputation becomes solid among believers as well as unbelievers.
#10) Forgive as easily as you are forgiven
“Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)
You know that you may be mocked, misunderstood, or mistreated for the sake of the gospel. As a godly woman, your forgiveness is unconditionally given to others as you are unconditionally forgiven by God. You choose to forgive in spite of your feelings—entrusting God to heal all your hurts in His perfect timing.
You may not score a perfect 10 in all the above godly traits every day or hour. However by trusting in God’s hand one day at a time, step-by-step, you will grow in deeper maturity in Christ. With the help of the Holy Spirit, keep in step with the godly woman in you. You can put your trust in God not only for eternal life, but also for purpose and direction for life on this earth.
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