12.10.2011

Let's get real for a minute

why not both?!
haha.

A good friend of mine posted this video on my wall on facebook and it really brought me back to reality. I'm a firm believer in God and I believe and stand by every single word that's written in the Bible. 
With all of the emphasis on physical appearance and wealth and materialistic things these days people really lose sight on what's really important in life. 
Watch the video below, you wont regret it!

Let's be honest here, I have a really hard time reading the Bible because I don't understand half the words in it, and all of the "shall, thou, willst, go forth" and all those other lovely words drive me insane!
So for those of you interested in this passage I found a great website that breaks it down for you. 
It truly is inspiring.
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." 
 Modern version: A strong, capable woman with strong convictions. This description of the ideal wife does not agree with those who associate femininity with weakness and passivity.
"Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value." 
Modern version: Her husband trusts her management of their resources. Her industriousness adds to the family income.
"She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." 
Modern version: This woman does not do right only when it is convenient and profitable. Her actions are not based on how she is treated by others or by what others think. Her character is steady. She is reliable and dependable.
"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands."
Modern Version: This woman enjoys working so much that she plans ahead for what she needs in order to accomplish her responsibilities.
"She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar." 
Modern Version: The trait not to settle for the mediocre is portrayed by a woman who goes the extra mile for quality items.
"She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls."
Modern version: Though the woman described here has servants to take care of many of the household duties, she sets the pace. She understands that good managers have a responsibility to take care of those under their authority. That is one of her top priorities.
"She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard." 
Modern Version: Every woman doesn’t have to go into real estate and horticulture — the principle here is that this woman uses her mind. She does not act on a whim, but logically analyzes a situation before making a decision. Her goals are not only short term — she envisions the long-range benefits of her decisions.
"She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." 
Modern Version: We get a picture of a woman who vigorously goes about her duties. She keeps herself healthy and strong by proper health practices — good diet, adequate rest and exercise. Many people depend on her.
"She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night."
Modern Version: She knows that her merchandise is good and takes pride in doing a good job. Night or day, no one worries that her responsibilities are not taken care of.
Click Here to see the rest!

I absolutely love this scripture, I constantly find myself getting lost in the mess of this world. 
I need to stop focusing on outward appearances and trying to be "perfect". 
First of all, perfect doesnt exist, and perfect is boring!
Now let me be very clear...
I'm not saying that in order to be "this woman" you cant love clothes and shopping and material things.
I'm not saying that it's bad to want to improve your appearance, eat healthy, work out, wear clothes that compliment you. 
What I am saying is, dont let those things consume your life!
You're so much more than that. 
<3 
Alright I'm done now!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

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