More Precious Than Jewels

She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:15

Being a girl in today's world is hard. 

Raising girls in today's world is hard. 

What about girls in tomorrow's world? 

Being a mother of a girl who is shy of 20 months old and another one who is due in 14 weeks I worry about the issues that they will face when they grow older. 

I'm not talking about the modesty issue (even though that will be an obstacle as well), because let's face it there are women who act more kind, more humble, more forgiving and more accepting that wear bikinis than some of the women I hear lecture on "making sure any part of your body that could cause a man to stray is covered up". 

I'm talking about raising girls to be more precious than jewels. 

I'm talking about raising girls to be women that their future spouse cannot find anything more precious to replicate in anything in this world. 

I'm talking about raising girls to be women that Godly men desire, that Godly men seek. 

I'm talking about raising girls to be wholesome, confident, radiant and beautiful outside and inside because of who the Lord has made them. 

I'm talking about Proverbs 31 women. 

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 

"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 

Give her the reward she has earned, and let her work bring her praise at the city gate. 

Proverbs 31:25-31

Do we have what it takes to raise these girls to be these women of Christ?

Do we have what it takes to raise these girls to be these women who can be praised for their good works, for their fear and love of the Lord?

Do we have what it takes to raise women who will be seen as more precious than jewels?

I believe that we do.

I believe that there will be times we stumble because there are times the issues will be hard. There will be times that we choose the road most traveled on. There will be times that we have to find our way back. There will be times that we fall and we fail. 

Perfection is not our goal. 

Perfection is not attainable. 

Confidence. 

Love. 

Kindness.

Faithfulness.

Strength. 

Humbleness.

Joy.

Those

Those are the goals. 

Those are attainable. 

Those are worthwhile.

Those are worth more than jewels.

How do we begin to raise our young girls in a way that will help them become these amazing, precious, strong and faithful women?

We set examples.

Yes, we will have to parent. Yes, we will have to set rules. Yes, there will be discipline.

But there must also be choices on their end.

We cannot force our girls to become these women. We must create an environment and have relationships with our daughters that help shape them into God's girls.

It starts with us as moms.

It starts with us being those women that are worth more than jewels.

It has been studied that in raising children they look for examples.

Be their example. 

Be a Proverbs 31 woman. 

Be a woman that you would want your own daughter to be like. 

She will not always follow your example. She'll falter. She'll do her own thing.

And you will have to let her.

You cannot control every aspect of your children's lives. You cannot control all of the choices they  make. Instead, you must be there for them in the good and the bad. You must show them love. You must be love. 

I know my daughters have some difficult decisions ahead of them. I know that they will not always choose correctly. I'm okay with that.

The Lord has made you in an amazing and wonderful way. Psalm 139:14


Be that amazing and wonderful woman that God created you to be. Be her for you. Be her for your family. Be her for your daughters so that they may embrace who they are in Christ too. 


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