The Strength of a Woman

The strength of a woman is developed when she learns how to love with her complete heart, no matter the circumstances around her. What makes a woman strong?  Is it being able to juggle work-life and home-life without even breaking a sweat?  Is it winning the battle to stay competitive with what once was “A man’s world?”   The Bible says that “God is within her.  She will NOT fall. God will help her at break of day.”  Join me as we uncover the secrets to becoming a woman of strength!

  1. She knows her value to God.- Do you know what you become when you finally realize how deep the Lord’s love is for you? You become content and no longer need the approval of anyone else.  Do you know what you become when you finally realize that beyond anything the world hands out, the Lord has the ability for you to overcome all of it? You become fearless.
  2. She knows her own worth.- Do you know what you become when you finally realize the value of your worth? Self-care is a real thing and does NOT mean that we are self-absorbed.  If we keep running ourselves ragged and don’t put priority on taking care of ourselves, we’ve in essence, given our family a person barely surviving with half of an oxygen mask that will eventually run out.
  3. She prays.- I have often found that when I lack on time talking to God, I lack a peace and contentment over my life. Prayer builds strength and it’s not just any kind of strength either.  It’s God given strength.  Women who have strength hold deep roots with the Lord.  They aren’t afraid to get down on their knees and plead for God’s favor.
  4. She speaks truth over popularity.- Part of being strong is resisting the desire to go along with the majority even though it may mean you’re left hanging on a branch by yourself. KNOW what you stand for and be BOLD enough to represent that vision whole heartedly. The woman who knows what she believes in makes a memorable difference in our lives.
  5. She stays centered on the opinion that matters the most…The Lord–“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 Be careful not to focus mainly on outward appearance as inner beauty is a very powerful thing.  I’ve learned in life that you can go from model status to butt ugly ranking in a matter of seconds from just opening your mouth.  The true beauty of a woman is her heart…and so much so that a woman’s heart has the ability to change her appearance without even one ounce of help.
  6. She’s not afraid to do hard things.- With the power of a woman’s faith behind her, there is NOTHING she can’t do. Neale Donald Walsh says, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Roads that we go on in life where it’s an uphill climb often produce the most amazing views in the end. When has your character grown or doors of unexpected blessing opened up? It was almost always from a path of uncertainty or a road that was anything but easy. The Lord is our guide and our strength comes from not being afraid to choose the more challenging path because you trust that the guide has got you. Hold onto Christ and don’t rush the journey. Your waterfall will be there and your heavenly guide knows the way.
  7. She stays balanced.- It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, but a strong woman recognizes when she needs to let some things go. This may mean eliminating something from her obligation list or being choosy about who enters her inner circle. Toxic people and a slammed schedule will do anything but keep you balanced.  Reevaluate what and who takes up space in your world and invest in the relationships and principles that really matter to you.
  8. She is humble.- Whether you’re a woman or a man, a person who displays humility demonstrates a true badge of honor.  Being humble, especially for a woman, is a trait that shows grace.  It’s not a trait that shows weakness nor does it insinuate you are a doormat for everyone to walk over.
  9. She fights back with grace.- A strong woman’s core isn’t moved because she remembers what Proverbs 16:33 tells her. “We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.” A woman with strength stands up for herself but doesn’t lower her standards to their level because SHE knows by doing so, she’s allowed that person what they wanted in the first place…and that is control.
  10. She chooses to make a mark on life, not a stain.- Decide what your legacy will be and focus on that goal. Even  though one person can’t change the entire world, we can do a lot if we start by changing ourselves.

 

The strength of a woman is developed when she learns how to love with her complete heart, no matter the circumstances around her. She doesn’t need to make her presence known to the world because her presence is felt by the way she treats  everyone around her. Beautiful…heartfelt…and can penetrate through what seems to the world as the impossible.  Remember…behind every woman may not lie the strength of a girl…but I assure you…behind every girl lies the strength of a woman.

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