I saw a post going around Facebook the other day talking about how women should be seeking Godly men rather than Christian boys. The purpose of this post is not to dispute the claims that article made because I really enjoyed what I read and I agreed with it (here is a link to the article.) I wanted to write this post because that article really got me thinking about myself and I think you should be asking yourself the same question that I have this week:
Am I a Christian girl or a Godly woman?
We are meant to grow and advance in our faith. Hebrews 6:1 says, “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity…” So I want you to really take the time to evaluate whether or not you are maturing in your faith or if you are stuck in an infantile stage.
Here are a few defining characteristics of a Christian girl and a Godly woman:
- A Christian girl can only recite her favorite Bible verse while a Godly woman feasts on the Word of God.
- A Christian girl only prays over her meals while a Godly woman prays with a purpose every day.
- A Christian girl goes to church because it is expected of her while a Godly woman attends because she longs to be in the presence of Jesus.
- A Christian girl is timid about her faith while a Godly woman is proud to be a child of God.
- A Christian girl chases after boys more than she chases after God while a Godly woman knows that the only way to find true love is through God.
- Christian girls are glued to the pews while Godly women are active in their church.
I want to make it clear that I am not bashing the character of a Christian girl. In fact, I will openly admit that in some ways I am still a Christian girl, however, I think we can all agree that we should be striving towards becoming a Godly woman.
I am tired of having a mediocre relationship with God. I want something fire-y and passionate. I know that there is something more out there and that I need to grow in order to reach it.
If you also yearn to become a Godly woman then please continue reading; if not, then please click the little, red “X” in the upper right corner.
- First things first, you need to be serious. Becoming a Godly woman cannot be obtained on accident, on a whim, or by a passing fancy. This is going to take life-long commitment.
- Start seriously studying the scripture (and I do not mean googling a few popular verses and memorizing them.) I want to you to really start reading and absorbing. There are several different ways to do this: you can start a Bible study (She Reads Truth has great studies), you can choose a topic you’re interested in and start researching it in the Bible and online, start taking notes at church and then research further when you get home, start a devotional such as Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, etc.
- Pray. Every. Day. It’s so easy to get caught up in your day and think that you don’t have enough time to talk with God. If God had the time to intricately design you within your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), you definitely have enough time to talk with him. If you struggle with finding the words to say, try writing your prayers. I’ve always been more of a writer than a speaker and I’ve found that writing in my prayer journal is one of the best moments of my day.
- Make a daily appointment with the Lord. Sometimes one of the hardest things to do is to just get yourself to sit down so you can spend time with the Lord. Set aside a certain time and place to spend time with the Father and be there every single day. I don’t care if you don’t know what to do or say. You can sit in silence if you want to. Just go with a willing heart every day and God will meet you there.
- Last of all, I want you to evaluate your life and eliminate anything that is going to stand between you and God. Is the music you listen to, the movies and t.v. shows you watch, the books you read, or the people you hang out with going to affect your relationship with God? If the answer to any of these was a yes, maybe, or even if you’re unsure, you need to get rid of it. You will only find God when you seek him with your whole heart (Jeremiah 29:13), which cannot be done when there are impure things dwelling within it.
I’ve made the decision that I want to mature in my faith; I want to be a Godly woman, not a Christian girl. What have you decided?