Once upon a time every girl attended school, met a man, got married, had babies and pretty much just got by. Now upon this time a girl goes to school, gets a degree or some, meets a man, raises a family and pursues other goals. Yes, the modern woman is doing really well and leaving behind stereotype tales of the man as the sole bread-sinner. Today women are getting multiple degrees and holding top positions in a lot of fields, so why should you be left behind.
Ever heard the saying “men are like waffles and women are like spaghetti”? Think about a waffle, it has little boxes and squares which is typically how most men think. They compartmentalize their thoughts and treat things separate from each other, which works, sometimes. Now think about a bowl of spaghetti, each piece is touching another. It’s like a network jam; they’re interwoven, which is how most women tend to think. Women are generally multitaskers. Some psychologists will argue that you cannot effectively multitask, and that may be true for most people but not entirely so for women. Women were designed to multi task. Being a mother by itself requires those skills; handling ALL your kids (husband included), working, maintaining a social life and the rest. When I read about the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, I don’t just see a woman who epitomizes dignity and virtue, I see a role model. In today’s world the P31 woman would probably be the CEO of Major Corporation and still be an excellent wife and mother. There’s a silly notion that a woman cannot successfully juggle a career and her personal life…WRONG!!! I personally believe that every woman has a special kind of strength from God; we were designed to withstand pains like those of childbirth and still be able to smile through it.
In essence I challenge you to dream and aspire for more. It’s great to find that perfect man, settle down and what not. Oh, but how your man would value you more if you added to your relationship. Proverbs 31:18 “she perceives that her merchandise is profitable…” I bet you her husband notices how profitable she is. Be the best girlfriend, wife, mother, leader, student, professional…whatever it is that you do, be the best at it. You’ve got the power!