In the world we live in, we are constantly inundated with many different images of women. We are told by the media, friends, family, and even our mates what they think a woman should be. Everything is taken into consideration—from her weight, height, career, makeup, and clothes she wears to the people she is associated with. But as we delve deeper and really understand ourselves and who we are, we are faced with a truth that is hidden amid all the rhetoric: The truth that we are valuable, significant, and bearers of a responsibility as women that far surpass our outer extremities.
The marks of a great woman can be categorized as such:
Dependable: A woman who is great is one who can be depended upon no matter what (Proverbs 31:11–12, 15, 21, 27). She is accessible when needed, and she can be a great sense of encouragement to others even though she herself has her own struggles.
Hard Working: A woman of greatness is good with her hands (Proverbs 31:13, 16–17, 24). She can create opportunities for herself through her inventive spirit. She is creative, resourceful and always committed to going beyond what is required to produce the most effective results. When people tell her she can't, she tells herself, "Yes I can!"
Helpful and Generous: A woman marked by greatness is one who not only has trail-blazing spirit and is prosperous in all she does, but one who has a generous spirit toward others and is willing to share all the knowledge, wisdom and resources she's garnered to help other women succeed as well (Proverbs 31:15, 19–20).1