They ask, “Who do you think you are?”

Closer to being the Proverbs 31 woman pt. 1

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

Proverbs 31:30 NIV

Do you mind if I share this with you?

People always ask me who do I think I am, but I never respond.

So today, I’ll respond.

I am the caramel-chocolate truffle, with the fluffiest mouse filling of hugs-

yet I am not expensive, rather priceless

I am the golden honey dripping from perfectly formed honey combs, with the stickiest sense of humor-

yet I am not a joke, rather to be taken seriously

I am the rubber band–made of the simplest material– that holds together the most complicated material

yet I am not to be stretched too thin, rather tugged on gently

I am the grand oak tree, with my roots running deeply

yet not to have my acorns stolen, rather preserved for the day I am judged on what I have done with what He had given me

I am the forever-burning sun, beaming too bright for the eyes of my enemies

yet never boastful, rather willing to share my light with those who cry out “Help me”

I am delightful, but  I am broken

I am sweet, but I am broken

I am a splendid wonder…

–yet broken

and only by His stripes am I healed

only by His grace am I adorned

only by His wonder am I gifted

Because I am His, and He is mine.

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