How To Be a Godly Woman

I hate all these lists of what a Godly woman is.  It’s as though, if you want to be Godly, you must accomplish this list of things – a list that usually includes a skewed version of Proverbs 31 in which she is nothing more than a housewife, not the picture of an extraordinarily entrepreneurial woman that Proverbs 31 really paints.

Honestly?  I find it ridiculous and insulting, especially when it is females who propagate it and who buy into it.

My worth is not based on an inaccurate list of characteristics that are impossible to achieve for many woman, anyways.

Here is my list of what a Godly woman looks like:

1. A Godly woman loves God and loves people (Luke 10:27).

As you can see, there is no long list of 10+ things that you must do to be a Godly woman.  Godliness is not defined by those.

A woman’s Godliness is not determined by her relationship status, nor by her fertility.

A woman’s Godliness is not determined by her position of leadership.

A woman’s Godliness is not determined by her calling.

A woman’s Godliness is not determined by how loud or quiet she is.

Christianity is not based on works.  Works will follow as we love God; the same goes for qualities such as the fruit of the Spirit.

Don’t be fooled.  Love God.  Love people.  That’s all you need to do.

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