I’ve seen the quote above a ton of times in social media circles and every time I read it, I have to admit it makes my heart sad and I can’t help but wonder…would Mrs. Proverbs 31 have agreed with that statement?
In our attempt to meet moms where we are, is it possible that we’re leaving ourselves to bask in our weaknesses?
I realize that quotes likes these are meant to make us moms feel better on those days when life is hard and our homes look like a tornado just went through it..but my fear is that what was meant to meet us where we are has become the very words that keep us there.
The Proverbs 31 woman has always been intimidating to me. She’s like the unattainable Pinterest perfect woman we all long to be but never feel like we can become.
But have we quit trying to become the best wife, mom, and even Christian we can be because we have come to the conclusion that we will never be the Proverbs 31 woman so why try?
Lately, it seems the banner for Christian women has become, “I’m okay. You’re okay. We’re all okay just like we are.”
In a sense that’s true if we are in Christ, He accepts us as we are because we are His.
But okay isn’t where we are supposed to stay. Because we are His we have been given the power and the passion to be more than what we can be in our own strength.
Life happens and sticky floors are a reality, but is the way motherhood is being presented these days a reflection of what we’re called to? Does it look anything like the example we are given in Proverbs 31? Are we teaching Proverbs 31 yet living as though it doesn’t exist?
So, I wanted to get some conversation started. Do you think we are dummying down motherhood?