What does she look like? I mean to say, what are the traits that characterize a lovely woman? A lovely woman can have many different physical characteristics. She might be physically beautiful and or dress well or she might be a bit of a wallflower, feeling more comfortable in simple attire and appearance. She might have the personality that lights up a room or she might prefer to be “backstage” in life. To discover the truly lovely woman, we must look deeper than her appearance and visible traits.
You will recognize a lovely woman by the lives that she has impacted. The impact will start within her closest circle – the people that she lives with. Acting like the energy of an earthquake, her lovely influence will begin in the epicenter of her home and radiate outward. It will be spread not only by her, but also by the people that through her example, learn about grace. She is not defined by how many reactions that she receives on Facebook or even how many women seek to be in her company. Her definition is determined by the deep love and admiration of the people that really know her inside and out and those that she has touched. These people are living a life that is forever imprinted by her time in their life.
This woman is not self-consumed. This woman cares for her household and then goes beyond to reach out to others outside of her own household. This woman cares about others and she is aware that they have struggles, difficulties and challenges. This woman is thoughtful and blesses others in big and little ways. This woman is sincerely joyful. This woman really listens. This woman speaks words of encouragement. This woman is genuine and lovingly honest. This woman treats everyone with respect. This woman does not easily dismiss others from her life. This woman makes others feel better after they have been with her. This woman knows how to forgive. This woman has compassion for the difficult and challenging personalities that come across her path. This woman brings light into a dark burdensome world. This woman is relational, responsive and nurturing, all very feminine and womanly traits.
If you are a lovely woman or striving to be a lovely woman, thank you. If you know or have known a lovely woman, comfort her heart and tell her thank you for being a lovely woman in your life.