Full disclosure… I did not write this following list, but I agree with it completely. Take a minute to evaluate your own heart… how’d you do? Join me in pursuing a HEART LIKE HIS!!
1. ARE YOU A WOMAN OF GOD?
Do you clearly see evidence of Christ having regenerated your heart? HE has promised to complete the work in you and you can trust the Holy Spirit who lives in you to refine your heart.
2. WHO INFLUENCES YOUR LIFE THE MOST?
If it’s Oprah, the gal at the Clinique counter, or your tarot card reader, we may have a problem. A woman of character will surround herself with godly influences—her Bible, her church, and others who love Jesus. You should have friends who don’t know Christ, but you will be influencing them.
3. ARE YOU SOFT?
I’m not talking hair, skin, or around the middle. I am also not talking weak, mousy, or a pushover. You want to have a tender heart toward God and others—especially when you are wrong.
4. WHO KNOWS YOU WELL?
I get it, the mysterious woman persona is intriguing, but you can’t be a mystery to everyone. If you are not known deeply by someone, chances are you’re hiding something—maybe pain, loneliness, sin, shame—but your character is shrouded. You need to let the redeeming light of the gospel of Jesus shine in your darkness.
5. ARE YOU TEACHABLE?
Humility transforms a woman’s heart. You want to always be learning more about God first, as well as health, food, art, music, or whatever. A teachable woman will always be growing, changing, maturing, and interesting.
6. ARE YOU RULED BY TRUTH OR BY EMOTION?
A woman of character will understand the balance between truth and feeling. You should not be an impenetrable stoic, nor a drama queen. You may lean one way or the other but will ultimately let the truth of Christ control, define, and settle you.
7. ARE YOU FEARFUL?
Fear of man can be debilitating in the life of a woman; fearing God is the path to life and freedom for a woman. Are you a woman who, as Peter describes, “[does] not fear anything that is frightening.” Or when life gets tough, are you cowering in the corner?
8. ARE YOU WISE WITH YOUR WORDS?
Women talk. It’s science. We have thousands of words to expend in a day. Women of character use their words to build up, speaking love and honor. They do not gossip, tear down, or dishonor with their words. What words do you use that reveal your character?