What does striving to be a godly woman look like? I think there are many facets to this question, but I went digging for verses on striving. What I found were great truths to live by, and I wanted to share them with you!
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. –1 Thessalonians 5:15
Striving to do good for others is a common theme throughout the Bible. Sometimes this can be difficult when someone has done us wrong. But God makes it clear to strive to do good to others.
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. –2 Corinthians 13:11
This verse has two parts. When we rejoice, strive for restoration, encourage each other, and live in peace- we will feel the love and peace of God! We are not striving alone, God is with us! What encouragement that is!
So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man. –Acts 24:16
Repentance and saying, “I’m sorry,” is a vital part of striving to be a godly woman. To keep our hearts and mind clear of guilt, brings us closer to the forgiving God we serve.
That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. –1 Timothy 4:10
I love this verse about striving. It clearly identifies why we strive to begin with. Our hope in God motivates us to keep moving forward for and in His glory!
A Prayer on Striving:
Lord, thank you for being a God who never makes me strive alone. You are always with me, guiding me as I strive to be a godly woman. Help me do good to others, never paying back a wrong with a wrong. Allow me full restoration as I strive to encourage others and live in peace with all. Forgive me of my sins and help me say I’m sorry to others when needed. May I never forget the reason I strive, which is to serve You of whom I have placed my trust in. Amen