Biblical Womanhood

The Blessings of Biblical Womanhood

The Blessings of Biblical Womanhood | Aiane Karla

The definition of womanhood has evolved over the years. Modern society and the feminist movement have done much to alter our perceptions of womanhood. As a result, most women find themselves feeling insecure and inadequate. In Proverbs 31, we read about the essence of Biblical womanhood. God invites women to be set apart from the world. When we glorify Him with our all, we find peace, contentment, and security.

Here are just a few of the blessings of Biblical womanhood:

1. We see things from God’s perspective

Without God’s help, our human minds are limited to understand what we see, know and experience. We don’t always see as God sees because our perceptions are tainted by pride and selfishness. However, when we prayerfully see things in the light of God’s Word, we make life choices and plans with eternity in mind. We recognize our constant need of God’s guidance and acknowledge that all we do should glorify God.

God invites women to be set apart from the world. When we glorify Him with our all, we find peace, contentment, and security with Biblical womanhood.

2. Freedom from unrealistic expectations

When we give God full control over every detail of our lives, others no longer have the power to control us. We let go of our need to please others and live only to please and glorify God. We cease to want what the world wants. We cease to need more, be more and have more. We are freed from the shackles of what others want for us and only want what God has set apart for us.

3. We choose to forgive

When others hurt us, we see them as God sees them. We see them in love. We realize that holding a grudge imprisons us and that forgiveness frees us from being stuck in reactive mode. God calls us to respond in love instead of reacting in anger. His love enables us to choose to forgive, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because God has forgiven us.

4. Disappointments become divine appointments

When we experience hardships with the knowledge that God wants His best for us, we see our hardships as blessings in disguise. Painful past experiences become stepping stones that bring us closer to Him. Trials that bring us to our knees strengthen our faith and endurance. We let go of our fear of pain and claim healing in His Promises. We look forward to surrendering everything to God. We find great joy in praising Him for and through our trials because we realize that every hardship is an opportunity to exercise our faith.

5. We let go of selfishness

When living God’s way is our priority, we not only want what God wants for us, but we look forward to sharing His blessings with others. The thought of keeping everything to ourselves causes us pain. We recognize that we are in danger of idolizing ourselves and our selfish desires.

6. We give to bless others

When our greatest desire is to live with God’s standards in mind, we give to bless, without expecting anything in return. We genuinely want others to know God and His Word because we know that a life founded on Him is a life founded on His precepts. We acknowledge that Christ is the source of our joy, and we find more joy in giving than receiving. We realize that in giving of ourselves and God’s blessings to others, we are being a witness of God.

God invites women to be set apart from the world. When we glorify Him with our all, we find peace, contentment, and security with Biblical womanhood.

7. Leads us to healthy relationships

When we are so closely connected to God, we are intentional about our relationships. Gossip and ridicule don’t appeal to us because we know they are not of Christ. Because we know that God blesses those who live as He did, we have Christ-like boldness to uphold boundaries to safeguard our walk with God. We are mindful of the activities we are involved in, our choice of entertainment, the language and vocabulary we expose ourselves to, and the environments we surround ourselves with. We desire to please God with our conversations and relationships.

8. We value contentment

When we are living as God desires us to live, we experience genuine and Christ-centered contentment. We are not defined by the degree we have, the money we earn, the things we own, the size of our home, or the clothes we wear. We are freed from being distracted by comparison and the need to be accepted by others. We cease to look sideways for our security and identity and look to Christ instead. When there is little, we look to heaven with abundant gratitude for the little that we do have. When there is much, we look to God in gratitude and glorify Him for His blessings. We are secure and content in Christ.

9. Teaches us complete surrender

Biblical womanhood takes self out of the equation. In all things, we turn to God first, instead of turning to our spouse, our parents or our best friends. When we confide in God, we know our secrets, struggles, and pain are safe. Surrender makes our pain possible to bear because God bears it for us. He carries and sees us through our struggles while enabling us to find strength in Him and His Word. We cease to personalize the problem by viewing ourselves as victims. In all things, we cling to the assurance that God is the victor.

10. We want God’s will for our lives

When we live as God desires us to live, we are attuned to hear His voice. Our minds are no longer clouded by discontentment or the need for better things. Bitter sacrifices become sweet surrenders. We let go of our pursuit for more. For worldly perfection. For status. For approval. Most importantly, we let go of the crippling desire to meet others’ expectations of who we should be. What we should have. The kind of life we should be living. The finish lines we should have crossed. We give God full permission to write our life story and want what He wants for us.

Biblical womanhood is God’s gift to women. It is a gift that keeps on giving, because when women glorify God with their lives, He is also glorified by their relationships, possessions, jobs, roles, plans, and decisions. A woman that pleases God makes time to be a blessing to others because she is grateful for the life she has and the God she serves.

Question. How has Biblical womanhood been a blessing to you? What would you add to this list? Please leave a comment by clicking here.

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    Juli Hamilton
    April 30, 2016 at 5:47 AM

    What a beautiful way to start my Sabbath. The Words God gave u were apples of gold to my weary ears, Keep listening, sharing, and blessing others. Thx for your gift.

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

      Juli, that’s so sweet of you to say. Praise the Lord! Thanks for your support. I hope you had a rejuvenating Sabbath! Have a blessed week! 🙂

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    Sarah Oh
    April 29, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Beautifully stated by a woman of a God! Thank you for sharing from your heart and with the leading of the Holy Spirit. I look forward to following your blog, Karla!

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM

      Thank you for stopping by, Sarah! 🙂 See you and your littles on Thursday!

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    April 29, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Love this blog, Karla. Although they may sound simple enough to live by, everyday of my life, I still need to be reminded that in everything I do, I need God’s guidance to get me through. Thanks for this post … It’s a great reminder 😊

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      Thank you, Ate Shem! God bless you!

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    April 27, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    I praise God for you Karla. I’m blessed to have known you. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs. God bless you and Kerwin.

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

      I praise God for YOU, Ate Daisy! Thank you for stopping by.

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    April 26, 2016 at 6:08 PM

    Beautiful post! Numbers two, five, and six hit home for me right now. There’s a peace about giving God our everything and seeking after His heart in all that we do that frees us from so much worry and stress and gives us a healthier place from which to serve. There’s so much beauty and joy to be had when we follow His leading. *happy sigh* Thank you for the wonderful reminders 🙂

    • Aiane Karla
      May 2, 2016 at 6:24 PM

      Hi, Elyssa! Numbers two and five were very challenging for me to learn at first. I’m humbled by the reminder that God loves us so much He desires for us to keep our eyes on Him (and not the world around us), so we can have contentment in His perfect will for our lives. 🙂

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    Kym Liwanag
    April 25, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    I love this ate Karla! Such a refreshing read. I’m excited to see what else your blog will have in store :3

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 8:34 PM

      Thank you for stopping by, Kym!

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    April 22, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    I love this article. Very thoughtful post. Proverbs 31 is one of my favorite passages. This blog is and will continue to be a great source of encouragement to Christian ladies 😊. I’m excited to see what is next

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 8:35 PM

      Thank you, Gabrielle!

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    Auntie Jenn
    April 22, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Having read your blog delighted and inspired me as a woman. Biblical Womanhood must be read not only by women but to all who needs spiritual guidance. God bless you Karla for using your talent to motivate women like me. Excited to visit and read more of your blog posts.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 8:36 PM

      Praise God. Thank you for stopping by, Auntie Jenn!

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    April 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Thank you for sharing these insights, Love! As your husband, I have been blessed to see the power of Biblical womanhood firsthand, and I’m thankful for the special and amazing role that God has designed for women and the unique way women can inspire and bless the men in their lives. Your points on God’s divine appointments, surrender, and the importance of contentment are spot on. God often reveals His will in a way that helps our faith to grow, and surrender is the secret to contentment. For the single men that will read this blog, look closely for these character traits in any woman you would seek to date or marry. A woman that puts God ahead of you and exemplifies true Biblical womanhood is a treasure and the kind of woman that will stand by your side when life gets tough. The only way for a committed relationship to really grow and thrive is for both husband and wife to surrender everything to God, trusting Him to provide everything they need.

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    Becky Tanag
    April 22, 2016 at 2:47 PM

    Only a Spirit-filled soul can write something as insightful as this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and observations on Biblical womanhood, Karla. You hit right on the things that women (and men) get so entangled with, things that don’t satisfy. Only when a woman decides to set her mind on Christ and His revealed will and chooses to follow where He leads can she be safe from the enticement of worldly things. It’s a struggle, but not one without His help. God bless your blogs and those who’ll read them.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 8:39 PM

      Auntie Becky, thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. I’m glad you stopped by!

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    April 22, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    This is indeed a great read! 🙂 A very good reminder to everyone in this fast paced world. Keeping tabs on this blog post and will make sure to reread and share this every now and then to remind myself and others of the blessings of being a Biblical person. Good stuff Karl! <3 Keep it coming!

    • Aiane Karla
      April 25, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      Twinx, I’m so grateful for you, my sweet friend! Thank you for support and encouragement.

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    Tyler Hamilton
    April 21, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    This is very enlightening. I feel though even that this is directed towards womanhood a lot of the points that you made can be applied to biblical manhood as well! I enjoyed your point on women not having to live up to unrealistic expectations. I feel that women in the 21st century are having to fight against what the media is portraying and saying what a woman should be. But as you said, when we embrace God and focus on what He wants us to be we let go of the world and we stop caring on what the world thinks! Good stuff!

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Tyler, Tyler! I’m glad you found this blog post applicable to Biblical manhood, as well. Thanks for sharing your comments. Kerwin and I will be praying for you to do well on your exams.

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    April 21, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Karla! I am so happy you are sharing your God given gift with others. This blog was much more than I expected and exactly what I needed. It’s already been a blessing to me and know it will be to so many others. Shows us even more reasons why a closer relationship with God will bless us and make us more self loving and confident woman.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:28 PM

      Ericka! I wish I could reach through your laptop/phone screen and give you a big squeeze, my sweet friend! I’m so thankful for your strength and courage. Your testimony is an inspiration to me. Thanks for allowing God to use you in marvelous ways. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Melanie Tangunan
    April 21, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Thank you for sharing this. So inspiring.. So much truth and wisdom. Number two,” freedom from expectations”. Often times the demands of life, career, and other pressures place unnecessary stress and switch our focus in life. Great reminder. Needed to hear it.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      Hi, Melanie! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Happy wedding planning to you and Andrew!

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    April 21, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Biblical womanhood to me is like owning the secret key to happiness and fulfillment. Even more amazing is the fact that it’s not meant to be kept secret and is readily available to all women. It’s a paradigm shift to change gears from our human tendencies and remember that the God we serve has already provided way and a guide book for us through His word. When we live with this in mind, life falls into place, and our Christlike demeanor shines through us inevitably. Thanks for sharing something so basic yet so complex Karla!

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      My sweet Amy! I couldn’t have said it better. Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate the words you shared.

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    Emilyn Roxas
    April 21, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    To God be the Glory i’m blessed when i read it. Nice illustration karla complete impact.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 10:09 PM

      Tita Emilyn! Thanks for reading. Please give my love and regards to your sweet family. ☺

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    Loida Paglinawan Aggabao
    April 21, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    It’s inspiring to note that through this, many will be able to share spiritual awareness, especially the blessing of Biblical Womanhood. Expecting for more posts to come and keep going with this amazing thing you are doing. We are proud of you. Thanks for sharing this to us.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM

      Thank you for stopping by, Auntie Loida!

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    April 15, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    This is such a powerful topic! Biblical womanhood allows us to have Christ as our center and find contentment in Him whether single or married. It takes away all the pressures the world tries to throw at us as women. I look forward to being inspired and uplifted spiritually from this website.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      I agree! Christ-centered contentment is vital. When women aim for God’s standards, wordly comparisons and insecurities are surrendered at His feet. 🙂

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    April 15, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Very good illustrations of biblical womanhood and the blessings that we can enjoy as a result. Some people may think that it’s hard to live up to a biblical standard of womanhood and I’d just like to say that with God, all things are possible. He gives us the strength, fortitude, and know-how to keep going. And He fills us with His joy and peace as we continue living for Him and for His glory. Great article Karla! Keep them coming!

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 9:24 AM

      Amen to that! With God, all things are possible.

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    April 15, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    “Peace, contentment, and security”…The results of living a God led life as a woman. I love that. So refreshing to be reminded of the peace He offers. Thanks so much for highlighting so many of the problems we face as women in this day. I sometimes forget how wrapped up in the world I become. I’m excited for your future posts for two reasons: to be reminded of the beautiful life God calls us to live as women AND to know I’m not alone in the struggle. You have such a beautiful way of sharing your stories and insight. Can’t wait for the next post.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 9:22 AM

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Blessings, my friend!

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    April 14, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Thank you Karla for sharing your creative gifts that He has blessed you with- to help inspire sisterhood in Christ! As you mentioned in this post, it’s important for us to learn how to see things through His eyes. Your closing thought resonates, “A woman that pleases God makes time to be a blessing to others because she is grateful for the life she has and the God she serves.” It opens our heart to realize how incredibly powerful His love is & how compelling His blessings are–they can spill into every area of our lives. It’s very exciting to see you share your journey, encouraging thoughts, & creativity… helps to remind me Whose daughters we are!

    • Aiane Karla
      April 21, 2016 at 9:21 AM

      I am praising God for you, sweet Cheryl! Thank you for allowing God to use you to bless me. Our time as roommates gave me a renewed appreciation for Biblical womanhood. Thank you for inspiring me!

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    April 13, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    It’s so refreshing to read this and visit a blog that embraces Biblical womanhood. I’ve always looked up to you and admired your love for Christ. Thanks for sharing this and for creating a beautiful blog! Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts, including vegan food recipes.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 14, 2016 at 2:24 PM

      Awww. Thank you, Zyn! Praise the Lord. I’m so grateful I get to have you as my sister AND best friend! 🙂

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    Connie Kim
    April 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    The Aiane Karla blog provides inspirational examples of Christlike living. Karla, I have known you and your dear husband for many years. While watching you both, I’ve seen the love of Christ shining through and through. This is my new favorite online place to visit when I am brought to the awareness of my spiritual lukewarmness.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 14, 2016 at 2:32 PM

      Thanks for your kind words, Connie! I’m so grateful for your friendship.

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    April 6, 2016 at 9:49 AM

    Biblical womanhood has been a blessing because I see how as a lady, I have the God-given nature to spread love to others. The kind of love that only women can understand and express. It’s such a wonderful ability and a valuable part of who I am. It’s also a beautiful gift I’m very thankful for.

    • Aiane Karla
      April 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM

      Yes, indeed! Biblical womanhood is an incredible blessing. Thanks for stopping by, Kaye. Have a blessed week at school! 🙂

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