Using Proverbs 31 as a guide to healing from modern culture:
The Proverbs 31 woman is goals.
I’ve read this passage countless time, but I didn’t realize how many elements from it are actually a blueprint and guide to HEALING from a modern lifestyle.
Yes, that’s right. Following Proverbs 31, IMO, is the key to healing as a woman.
A couple of things I think are important to address:
1. Proverbs 31 opens with: "A wife of noble character, who can find?”. Does that mean Proverbs 31 only applies to you if you're married? I don’t think so.
Some of you know my story (see my pinned post). I still follow Proverbs 31 because it pays off for me now, and I know it will in my future as well. This is a lifestyle that can benefit any woman, at any time.
2. I also want to make a point of saying that if you are not working a job that you feel aligns with you right now, that’s okay. That doesn’t mean your life and work are worthless. I’ve been there and done that.
I used jobs that I knew I didn’t want to stay in long-term to build for my future. It paid off! Trust God with the timing and take it one day at a time.
3. If you love your job, there’s nothing wrong with that. You can find ways to bring Proverbs 31 into your job every day and bless the people around you.
I don’t think this has to look the same way for everyone. But you can use it in any life situation that you’re currently in.
4. I’ve heard it taught before that the proverbs 31 woman isn’t just one woman, but it’s a story based off of characteristics of many women.
I don’t think every woman needs to have multiple business ventures, make their own clothing and bed sheets, etc. to serve herself and her family well. We’re not trying to be perfect, but I love this outline as what we can strive for to break free from the insanity of modern culture.
PS - I AM NOT A BIBLICAL SCHOLAR. So please don’t come at me if something isn’t 100% correct in this post as this is my best interpretation.