Welcome back to Motivational Monday Moments. This week our featured writer is Kortni Renea and she's sharing some powerful insight into the vanity that we as women often hold. When I say she wraps it up in a nutshell...it would do us all well to learn this lesson she shares at a young age. So much heartache could be spared. Read on...
Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great day, I’d first like to start by thanking, Chelle Ramsey for including me in her Monday Motivational Movement post! When it comes to scriptures and books of The Bible, it can be very hard to choose a favorite selection. However, I do have a favorite scripture! My all-time favorite scripture is, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:30 KJV).
For me personally, this is not only, a POWERUL scripture, but a very special one as well. When I was twenty-nine, my mother passed away. A month and a half later, I turned the big 3-0! I love watching my younger female friends turn thirty. It’s so fun to witness the transformation that comes with turning thirty, especially once you hit that thirty and a half marker. Once you arrive at that marker, it’s like life is finally starting to make sense! And what you realize, is that when it comes down to life, everything you’ve stressed about and thought was so important in the past, really means nothing. That’s right, in the grand scheme of life, those worries mean absolutely nothing!
What an ex says about you doesn’t matter, because you know who you are and you don’t have time to entertain someone who plays no lead role in your life. Acquaintances who have said things about you behind your back, oh well, it doesn’t matter what so and so thinks. All that matters is what I think! And so on and so forth. Trust, I could go on all day…but I won’t. For myself, I think with my mother getting diagnosed with cancer and passing away six months later at the young age of fifty-nine, I hit that marker earlier than the norm. If I’m judging my lifespan based off of my mothers, at that point, I’d already lived half of my life.
Wow! Talk about eye opener. So the little ish in life, became minute! Microscopic. I couldn’t see it, nor could I hear it. During this time, I started getting back into church and attended services regularly. One Sunday, I can’t remember what the sermon was on, but my Pastor read Proverbs 31:30 KJV. I can’t really put into words what I felt in that moment, but it was like I’d been stuck in the dark for months and suddenly someone flipped on their high-beam headlights.
This scripture not only, put into words everything I’d been feeling, but it also gave my feelings validation. It answered questions, I didn’t even realized I’d been asking myself. Proverbs 31:30, told me I was right in not caring what others thought of me - Favour is deceitful. If you’re seeking validation from others, you will one day find that most of those who smile in your face are actually praying for your demise. It was okay to leave the house without being dressed to the nines, hair on point, face on fleek and heels on deck! What?! Why? How can this be so?
Because beauty is vain. But hold on, how do I expect for a man to find me (I am of the mindset that he who findeth a good thing) and marry me? I don’t want to walk through life alone… If I don’t care what people think of me or pour umpteen hours into primping and pampering myself, how in the world do I expect to be blessed with my husband? Because He said, but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
With Proverbs 31:30, being such a powerful and moving scripture, I can’t begin to think of how many different meanings and interpretations everyone has for it. Above is only a smidgeon of how this particular scripture speaks to me. It was there for me during a very rough and trying time. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised, became my personal mantra for the remainder of 2011 and through 2012.
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