The Proverbs 31 Superwoman
[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Remi Roy — the second in her series of devotionals on people in the Bible! Please do check out the first, Priscilla and the Art of Focus. This one is a bit more general as it focuses on the Proverbs 31 Superwoman. You know her! Read on for Remi’s thoughts.]
Have you ever read Proverbs 31 and thought “What is she? Superwoman?” I’m guilty too.
When we read about the Proverbs 31 woman (or the Proverbs 31 Superwoman) and compare her life and the things she accomplishes to our own struggles and fumblings, we just might get discouraged. After all, we try to do it all and sometimes we don’t get it right and some things fall through the cracks.
For me, 2 Corinthians 12:9 makes all my fears go away.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (NIV)
I think of my weaknesses and shortcomings, and I see what God meant when He said His strength is made perfect in my weakness. When I lean on Him, I receive grace for every difficult task. Being a daughter, wife, friend and more is not a function of how perfect or put together I am. It is such a relief to know that He can deal with my mess. I’m not disqualified just because I get it wrong sometimes.
I no longer see Proverbs 31 as the standard I can never attain. I see it as a daily challenge to do better than my best. To serve the ones I have been blessed with; to work with diligence and lead with love; to receive the grace to be all I have been created to be.
I am virtuous, wise and diligent in all my affairs, and it’s all because of Him!
Have you been harried and hurried, unable to hit the moving targets in your life? Rest. God’s got you covered. His grace is sufficient for you!
Remi Roy lives, writes and enjoys being in Dallas, Texas. She is passionate about her purpose which is following God every step of the way no matter the details. She is an author and writing coach and editor of Purpose Anthologies, a collection of personal life journeys. You can find her at remiroyonline.com. Or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.