Yes, you. An army wife.
And I'm right there with you.
Where is this "army" stuff coming from, you may wander? Let's take a look at Proverbs 31:10.
An excellent wife who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.
Failure as a wife.
Failure as a Proverbs 31 woman.
And that's exactly how the enemy wants us to feel.
He wants us to settle for being failures so that we are no threat to him and his schemes.
I will settle no longer for a sense of failure as a wife, because I have learned something about this verse. It is something powerful, and no longer do I scan this verse and compare myself to my perception of another. No longer do I consider myself less-than when I process these words.
Not this Jesus girl.
I am ready for battle because I AM AN ARMY WIFE.
And I WILL FIGHT FOR MY FAMILY.
Can I get an amen from any of my sisters?
Let's read it again.
An excellent wife who can find?
Excellent in this context is not a term of perfection. It's a military term!
Yes, army wife, it's a military term.
Here are some of the other words used to define excellent in this passage
- A Force
The U.S. Army is made up of soldiers of excellence and so is God's army of wives.
You are enlisted in the greatest army of all time.
And God knew what He was doing when he enlisted you. He knew you would be a woman of excellence. He made us this way. He knows we know how to do battle and he knows we will be brave. He knows we will risk ourselves to save another.
You are not a failure, you are a soldier.
Yes, you are a Proverbs 31 woman.
And you are an army wife.
An Excerpt From The U.S. Army Soldier Creed:
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.......Trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.....I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemy.