September 25, 2014

Identity-Rubies in a Diamond World


"A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman-who is he who can find her? 
She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies."
~Proverbs 31:10~


Oh that Proverbs 31 lady! She just has it all together doesn't she?

She likes to wake before dawn and is an excellent cook.

 I am still tired when I get out of bed at 9:30 and cook to the sound of a fire alarm. 

She is the quintessential woman. The woman all men want to marry and the woman we all wish we were.

I cannot talk about identity and not talk about this woman. I am 100% confident that she knows her identity in Christ and is unwavering in wonderment of who she is. Thus, giving birth to everything else she is that convicts us normal mortals to the core.

It is out of knowing her identity that she becomes this virtuous woman that men are lucky to find. And it is this woman that is worth “far more than rubies.”

Wait. What?

Rubies?

Why not diamonds?

We like diamonds God.

So why is it that a woman of good character is worth more than rubies and not diamonds? I actually came to this answer through my roommate and her search for all wisdom and knowledge through Uncle Google.

She found that a flawless ruby is more precious than a diamond of the same size.

So while the world searches for diamonds, God is searching for rubies.

The world places value on the diamond; God places value on the rubies.

The world would love to tell us what are value is. If we have more education our value goes up. If we have a successful career your value goes up. If you are a perfect size zero your value goes up. Perfect hair? You got it; your value goes.

We constantly hear that in order to be a diamond we have to do, say, and look a certain way.

God agrees. To be a diamond you do have to check all the boxes, but that’s why He is calling us to be rubies.

To be a ruby, we have to recognize that our source of value is the one who created us and planned our days before the formation on the world {:think on that one for a second-crazy:}.

We have value because when God created us, he breathed value into our being. He saw this time in history and knew that who He had already planned on you becoming was perfect for this time in history.

So many of us are walking around wishing and desiring to be a diamond, when you already are a ruby. Stop striving to be something you already are. Just be who you are. You are a ruby.

And when you realize what you are you are, then you can go fulfill all you were meant to be.

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3 comments:

  1. Nice insight! And I love how your quick google search answered the gem question that I'm sure all of us have pondered!

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  2. Oh I love this!!! Wow. I love the way the Lord showed you this (through google...lol, He uses everything). Definitely sharing with my youth girls!

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