Friday, October 24, 2014

Acquiring the Qualities of Jill Duggar

Jill Duggar is an amazing young woman. When her family was sharing the qualities they loved about her, I was thinking that these are the qualities all of us should strive to attain. Josh said that he doesn't even remember Jill doing anything wrong, "She's like a little angel."  The words that her family used to describe her are loving, delightful, sweet, energetic, bubbly, giver and fun. Michelle added, "Jill has really always had a servant's heart. She is very giving."

As women of God, we all need to be pursuing these character traits. We must put off the clothing of anger, bitterness, and resentment and clothe ourselves with gentleness, goodness, forgiveness, compassion, and serving others. It is good to have role models like Jill! If you have watched her show, you know that she has inherited these traits from her mother. Her mother always seems to be kind and loving. Since she has 19 children, you know she has a servant's heart. Not many women would be willing to give up their "freedom" to have that many children.

Do you know how much easier it is to have godly traits when you are raised by a godly mother? Many young men are married to rebellious wives. Their wives were never modeled gentleness and submission so they have no idea what it looks like or simply refuses to allow anyone else to "control" them. I know. It isn't easy for me but it doesn't mean I want to allow rebellion to rule me. No, I want the Lord to rule me and He commands that I be submissive to my husband.

Jill, undoubtedly, has a very easy time being submissive to her husband. She was modeled it by her mother and she has a gentle, submissive spirit. I don't sense any rebellion in her at all. She was never influenced by feminists thinking. She was homeschooled by her mother and didn't watch television to see the many rebellious women running around who claim being self-sufficient, independent and trying to be like men is a good thing.

Therefore, women, pursue godliness for there is great gain in this pursuit. Become women of the Word and doers of the Word. Love the Lord, your husband, and children. Be willing to have a servant's heart towards them. Jill, at a very young age, is a role model to older women like me!

Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, 
for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
I Peter 5:5