I write about my goals, my family, and how we manage to fit everything into our busy lives. Friends admire my ability to form a plan and get things done. They tell me they wish they could be “half as organized” as me.
But I don’t have it all together.
I argue with my husband, raise my voice to my kids, and fail miserably at new recipes. Regularly.
I write about the things I do well to encourage you, not to give you something else to compare yourself to or feel less valuable. I have talked before about being real. I think it’s time to go a little deeper.
It is really easy to tie our value to the wrong things as women.
- We think we are worth more because our career provides an excellent salary.
- We think we are worth less because we are not earning a paycheck.
- We think we are worth more if we have well behaved kids.
- We think we are worth less if our home is a mess.
- We think we are worth more if we could grace the cover of a magazine.
- We think we are worth less because we forget dentist appointments.
We even place our value on the wrong things when we read God’s Word. Am I the only one who read Proverbs 31 and felt a little bit hopeless?
We are trying to figure out how to rise early, provide food for our family, and trade profitably…all while wearing fine linen. And in the comparing, the to-do lists, and the busyness we miss the key.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” ~ Proverbs 31:30b
If you haven’t gone to your Creator today in His Word, in prayer, to remind yourself of the source of your true worth, go quickly. Meet Him. Hear His truth. Then go about that list of daily necessities, food prep and all.