Sunday, January 24, 2010

Who and What

It's been a while since I've posted this list, and given the theme of our studies in church, it seemed appropriate to repost it. At least, it was good for me to look at this list again to evaluate whether I'm on track to becoming the woman of God that I strive to me. Even though I originally wrote this more than 2 years ago, very few if any of the points have changed, but thankfully by God's grace and through His word I have grown in a few areas.

Who and What I Want to Be

  • Focused on God wholly: running toward Him and seeing who passes me (this is a life-long pursuit that, by His grace, I am still excited about)
  • Aware: not so smitten that I miss the truth (see Open below)
  • A safe haven (Prov. 31:11)
  • Supportive (Prov. 31:12)
  • Submissive but not stepped on (1 Pet. 3:1; 1 Tim. 2:11; Eph. 5:22)
  • Encouraging (this is one I'm good at and enjoy working on)
  • Supportive
  • Virtuous (Prov. 31:10–31)
  • Loving
  • A goal-setter (definitely still setting goals—usually always practical and attainable but hopefully ones that glorify God by putting to use the talents He's given me)
  • Respectful (Eph. 5:33; Col. 3:18)
  • Staying athletic and competitive, but not so much as to put up a wall between me an anyone else (Prov. 31:17,25)
  • Pure: living an uncompromising life (Eph. 5:27; Tit. 2:4–5)
  • Open to the truth/opinion of others (definitely working on listening to others—which means also being open to others by sharing things I might normally not say)
  • Truthful
  • Honest
  • Reverent: serious in mind and character; not silly (1 Tim. 3:11) (this one's not usually a problem—if I err anywhere here, it's on the serious side)
  • Temperate: wineless; alert; vigilant; clear-headed (1 Tim. 3:11)
  • Faithful and trustworthy (1 Tim. 3:11)
  • Adorned in humility (1 Tim. 2:9)
Who and What I Want to Find
  • A Christ-follower whose relationship with God is the top priority
  • A one-woman man who is sexually pure (1 Tim. 3:2)
  • One who is worthy of respect (remember: Don't expect perfection, because that's impossible.)
  • Someone kind and loving but not fake (Prov. 31:28; 1 Cor. 7:3; Eph. 5:25,28)
  • An athlete or a willing supporter of my athletics and dreams
  • One who's pure—living an uncompromising life (1 Tim. 3:7)
  • A leader in spiritual walk and life (1 Tim. 2:8, 3:4; 1 Cor. 11:3)
  • A man of valor (Ruth 2:1; Judg. 6:12)
  • A goal-setter
  • One who is courageous
  • A temperate man—wineless, alert, vigilant, clear-headed (1 Tim. 3:2)
  • Someone who is loving (Col. 3:19)
Exodus 40:1–16
Proverbs 31:10–31
1 Corinthians 7:3–4
1 Corinthians 11:3,7–12
Ephesians 5:22–33
Colossians 3:18–19
1 Timothy 3
2 Timothy 2
Titus 2:4–5
1 Peter 3:1–6

**Originally written 1-11-08; edited 3-15-08, 9-08-09, 1-24-10**

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