She is agile and resourceful, but never deceitful or manipulative. She develops her own definition of right and wrong and strives to adhere to it.
She constantly reevaluates that distinction as she goes about her days, learning as much about herself as she does about the world and her place in it.
3. Integrity: A gracious woman’s integrity combines confidence with humility. The strength not only to admit to mistakes, but also to embrace the discomfort or punishment that must sometimes accompany such errors.
She is honest about her shortcomings and faces them with an open mind and a brave heart. Always, she says what she means and means what she says.
4. Compassion: A gracious woman feels deeply for pain, strife, struggle, loss, desperation, and fear. She makes a conscious decision to take the emotion into herself.
She doesn’t just sympathize, she empathizes. She strives to understand the emotion, and she allows herself the loss of control that accompanies such compassion.
To truly be someone else in suffering even if just for a moment and to make that pain her own. She understands that pain, and when judging others, she uses only her heart.
5. Reflection: A gracious woman knows that at the end of the day, her thoughts, her actions, and her life are all her own.
She looks back on the choices she has made from the big to the small and she weighs the merits of those choices within her own context.
Day by day, she asks herself, what does this choice mean for me? How will this choice make me feel? Will I be closer or further away from the “me” that I want to be? To judge herself, she uses her head, and she grows from that self-reflection.
6. Value: A gracious woman is worthy. Worthy of trust, faith, praise, admiration, respect, and love. She knows that both her life and her company have value, and she expects others to know it, too.
She recognizes when she is being treated worse than she deserves, and she does not allow people to come into her life with negative purpose. She knows exactly how much she is worth, and she demands that others respect her accordingly.
7. Courage: A gracious woman is strong of heart. Her courage is not for display; it is for neither the praise nor the admiration of others.
It is for times of fear or of uncertainty, for times when action is called for instead of words. Her courage is not easy, it is a decision to combat a negative environment with positive energy.
To affect change with that power. Her courage risks the security of her entity for the freedom of an idea.
8. Passion: A gracious woman has fire in her soul. Whether shy or engaging, quiet or outgoing, she has a personal stake in the life that she leads, and she strives to make the most of it.
She puts everything she has into everything she does, and she feels the desire for accomplishment deep within her.
She sets her own goals and weighs her successes and failures by her own measures. She gets back up because she must. Because she feels the drive to achieve. Her passion is her fuel, and her dreams know no bounds.
1. Sarah, as she demonstrated humility and submission. See 1 Peter 3:5-6; Genesis 18:12.
2. Shunammite woman, as she demonstrated hospitality. See 2 Kings 4:8-10.
3. First Lady Evangelist of Jesus Christ in the Bible. See John 4:5-42.
1. Oh Lord God, help me to be graciously endowed henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I command every nonchalant attitude in my life, what are you waiting for, die to the root by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, let Your grace be sufficient for me always henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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