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Being a ‘Proverbs 31 Woman’: How Gen Z Ladies Can Adopt a Modern Approach to This Biblical Standard

young African gen z lady living proverbs 31 lifestyle

There is barely any Christian young lady who has not heard or even used the phrase ‘Proverbs 31 woman’. In fact, at some point, some part of you might have wished to become such a woman.

Here’s the thing: Proverbs 31:10-31 speaks about a good wife, the things that a good wife does, and the qualities expressed by a good wife.

I know that not everyone in Generation Z desires to be ‘wifed’ up, so in this post I’ll discuss some of the qualities/virtues that we should have just as women.

And, because the Bible is a sure standard of measurement, it’s a guarantee that we would benefit from these.

1. Wisdom

I know, you’re wondering whether this wisdom can be bought from the market. No, it cannot. This is one of the things that you cultivate, that require you to put more thought into the things that you say, and the things that you do.

If you’re a Christian girlie, the whole book of Proverbs is a sure way to assist you in becoming wise.

The benefit of this in this generation where everything seems profitable, enjoyable and appealing to your senses is that you are not wasting time doing things that will amount to nothing. You know what to do and, how to go about things. That is advantageous to you.

James 1:5 is my gift to you.

2. Kindness

I know that scripture says what a man sows, he shall reap – but who has assigned us distributor of harvest?

At all times, kindness and love should be paramount to us and should determine our interactions with people. The bonus is that you feel lighter, as it is easy for you to let go of things that happen.

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Walk around with a smile. Leave a compliment. Let people think of you and remember something good that you have done.

3. Resourceful

A greater part of Proverbs 31 speaks about the resourcefulness of this one woman who is always engaged in something. It even says that she works at night. I am not asking you to carry this out literally, but the significance of it cannot be missed.

Yes, I know that you want to be a soft girl – I want that as well, but money earned is sweeter than gifted money.

It’s not even about money alone. It is about the honour and respect that comes with owning your craft and using it beautifully.

These tips ensure that, whether independent or not, you never actually feel less. They allow for self-sufficiency.

They will also ensure that you’re more aligned with the scripture – and that you fulfil your purpose.

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