Living in the 21st century, we can sometimes get a skewed idea of what a strong woman really is. But your Heavenly Father actually reveals what He considers to be a woman of true strength in Proverb 31. delicate culotte
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies” (Proverb 31:10).
The Hebrew word that is often translated as virtuous in this scripture is chayil. It is the specific word that God uses to describe His idea of a REAL woman.
In Hebrew, chayil is used to describe great forces and armies. For a woman to be called chayil, she would have to possess a certain strength, might, and power!
Considering the fact that Proverb 31 describes the kind of woman fit to be a queen, there is no wonder why she is no wimp. “Strength and dignity are her clothing” (Proverb 31:25 AMP).
But what kind of strength does God value? Being able to work 60+ hours and still make time to keep the house clean and cook dinner. Is that where a woman’s true strength and value lies?
Not to your Heavenly Father.
As a child of God, you are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies. So the strength that He wants to clothe you in is not a kind that the world understands (Ephesians 6:12).
Your might does not come from how much you can accomplish in one day. It flows out of your relationship with your Father.
Sometimes, it is easy to be so busy running around doing things for God, that you forget all He really wants is your heart. He wants time alone with you to mold you into the Christian woman that He created you to be.