Friday, February 4, 2011

More On A Trustworthy P31W

This is a continuation of the post below. It was long and a little hefty, I decided to break it apart. Here's this post. Be expecting more, soon!

Keeping Your Promises: His heart trusts her. He KNOWS that when she says she'll do something she will. This hits home for me, because I have the WORST memory. It's bad. I can't remember how old my friends are, what I ate for breakfast or what day it is. So it is very easy for me to forget to do what I say. Mom says, "Ash, do thus and so for me." No prob, I don't mind helping her. I reassure her that it will be done....right after I'm done with what I'm doing at the moment...which could take a while. Two hours later mom comes to me and says, "Ash tell me you did thus and so." I freeze. HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN?!?!?! I meant to do it, I really did. I often wonder how the P31W would handle things like this. I imagine that she would write herself and note to remind herself, or do it right then and there.

Their hearts trust her. They KNOW that when she says she'll do something, she will.

Keeping Secrets:You promise Sally you will not tell a soul what she told you about her family, but Jack and Jill were pressuring you, so you gave in and told them. She'll never know you told.  The P31W would seal her lips. When people confide in her, they know that she will never tell anyone because she cares about them. Guys, really. Don't tell other people's secrets. Think about how you would feel and try to live by the golden rule. The Bible says, "Love your neighbor as yourself." In the case of telling others' secrets, I believe it boils down to how much you care about other people. You say, "I love people." but then blab their secrets? Hm. Not very P31W-ish to me. This is hard for us girls, I know. It's just irresistible to tell Jack and Jill about Sally's insecurity issues, but don't do it. Again, we have to remember that we will give an account for every idle word we speak. Hearts trust her. They know that when she says something, she will do it. If she says, "I won't tell" or "I'll get it done." She will. I want to have that reputation. To the point that if someone needs someone to talk to, they will KNOW that they can come to ME because there is not ONE DOUBT in their mind that I will keep their secrets and care for them.

Following Through: This section would be similar to keeping your promises. If you say, I'm going to do this. Do it! Don't get half way into a project and stop. The P31W makes a decision and perseveres through it.

If we want to be trust worthy, I believe that one thing we have to think about constantly is Matthew 12:36 "But I tell you that men will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken."

I have more on this topic of trustworthiness, but I'll have to post on that at a later time. It's LATE! In the meantime, if you have any elaborations on this, comments, or extra thoughts, even tips on how to make my writing better...please share.

Haha, it's funny. I'm doing this thing on Proverbs 31 Women and most of my readers are guys. Lol.


LoVizzle said...

That's a pretty good post! I like it! Again, from a guy's perspective, it's so awesome to find a girl who doesn't gossip. A girl who doesn't talk too much or talks about others too much is SO rare, she's certainly more valuable than rubies! And that's without the trustworthy thing. A girl you can trust with your problems and weakness, a girl you can trust to pray for you, a girl you can trust to hold you accountable, a girl you can trust to do what she says is a girl worth FAR more than rubies! She's worth more than rubies, or a whole kingdom! For who would want to rule a kingdom with a gossip for a bride or with an untrustworthy wife?

Ashley said...

Thanks! That is very encouraging to hear a guys point of view!

LoVizzle said...

And it's very encouraging to know that at least some girls out there are striving to be who God created them to be! I love this post series; keep it up!

Ashley said...

I'm glad you like it, considering you are a dude. Lol.