We live in an age where we compare ourselves to the Proverbs 31 superwoman. This, however, can somewhat make us feel inadequate.
When we read about the Proverbs 31 woman, we are told about how hardworking and diligent she was. An image of perfection, working to take care of her family and running a business all with a smile on her face. We all want to be this woman so we keep comparing ourselves to her without realizing that we live in different times. Instead of focusing on how overwhelming it is to measure up to her, we should look at her as an excellent biblical description of what women can do.
Modern Women need to understand that we have separate tasks given by God, but still equal and certainly just as important. For some reason, our society has told us that taking care of a family is not good enough. That we need to make lots of money or manage people to be successful.
But as Christians, we need not listen to those telling us that serving our families is beneath us. We all serve in different capacities and we should always appreciate ourselves for that. It is true to say that the Proverbs 31 Woman does not only apply to married women but to single women as well. One does not have to be married to emulate her. You can still be generous, kind, and work hard no matter the stages you are in life.
As we strive to become Modern Proverbs 31 Women, we should always remember that life is not going to be free of challenges, there are going to be bad days. There are seasons where working or taking care of the family will be exhausting and overwhelming but knowing our purpose as modern women will help us live fulfilling lives just how God wants us to.
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11