In today’s world, the “confident” woman is often portrayed as the one who is the loudest, most outgoing, and able to capture any man with her charm. She is ready and loaded with the sharpest of insults to cut down those who dare to come against her. The less clothes she wears, the more glory she gets because she is “confident” enough to bare it all. It is as if she can demand anything and get it at her fingertips. The reality shows…the twitter threads…the entertainment sites…these “confident” women are everywhere!
They are so popular and widely accepted that it’s easy to second-guess what “true” confidence should look and sound like. Sometimes I think to myself, Is this how I have to act to be considered “someone” and to get “somewhere?”
But today, I offer you a point to the contrary: there is hope for the God-Confident Woman. More than just having hope, I truly believe the God-Confident woman is where it’s at, ladies!
She has a presence that commands the room without commandeering it. She is not meek, but has a quiet swag. She understands that there is no need to shout from the mountaintops because her greatness is written all over her.
The grace of her stride, the respectability of her dress, and the purity of her mouth say it all. There is something special and genuinely beautiful about that girl!
Rather than boasting about herself, her loving spirit, confident humility, and willingness to help others draw people near to her. She seeks out opportunities to lift people up, not tear them down. People wait on the edge of their seats to hear what will come out of her mouth because her actions have gained credibility, respect, and honor. She is a woman of knowledge and wisdom; deceit and gossip is far from her tongue.
There is no need to clamor for fame. There is no need to shove others out of the spotlight. In fact, the spotlight finds her. Favor with God AND man chases her down. She is anointed. She is appointed. She is approved.
Deep in her spirit she knows that all she does, is, and will be is because of her Heavenly Father above. Therefore, she puts God first and honors Him with her best. He will more than supply all her needs – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. He’s got her taken care of and she trusts Him.
Scripture: Proverbs 31:30 (ESV) – Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is greatly to be praised.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, the world has its idea of beauty, fame, and glory, but I want to be led in the truth and nothing but the truth. Show me what it means to be a God-Confident woman in a world that teaches me that my worth is only skin deep. Help me to trust that you have me and my future in the palm of your hand. Remind me that I don’t need to step on the strides of others to get to the “top.” As I seek to honor you by the choices I make, I know You will get me to where I need to be. You know the desires of my heart, and I trust You will meet my every need. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.
from GEM by Jewel: Isis Smalls ©