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The Self-Worth Alphabet for the Godly Woman

MsDora, Certified Christian Counselor, has spent four decades empowering young and adult women to pursue positive, productive womanhood.

Self-Worth Alphabet for the Godly Woman

Self-Worth Alphabet for the Godly Woman

How to Use the Self-Worth Alphabet

Pick a letter—any letter—and focus on the attribute listed beside it. For example:

  • F--Fragrant. [Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance (2 Corinthians 2:15).]

Copy the Scripture verse and source into your notebook if you do not have the time to memorize it. Put it in your purse (or in some appropriate spot in the house on your stay-at-home day). Read it repeatedly whenever you have a spare moment.

At bedtime, close your eyes and make the effort to inscribe the letter, the attribute and the quote on your brain. Drift off to sleep with a smile on your face, as you think about that beautiful description of who you are. Even if you think that you do not yet possess that attribute, assure yourself that you can and will, eventually.

This is an easy, simple method for you, the godly woman, to strengthen your self-worth arsenal one day at a time. Storing these words and quotes in your memory will guarantee that they resurface in your thoughts and speech right when you need them:

  • when meanness threatens your sense of worth;
  • when ingratitude tempts you to doubt the value of your effort;
  • when other human vices frustrate you and sap your spirit;
  • when someone else asks to lean on your strength;
  • when your joy needs rekindling.

The Self-Worth Alphabet A - J

Alphabet and AttributeScripture Source

A ------ Attractive

Women … make themselves attractive by the good things they do (1 Timothy 2:10).

B ------ Beautiful

Clothe yourselves … with the beauty that comes from within (1 Peter 3: 2-4).

C ------ Chosen

You didn’t choose me. I chose you (John 15:16).

D ------ Delightful

The LORD your God will delight in you if you obey his voice … (Deuteronomy 30:10).

E ------ Efficient

She makes sure her dealings are profitable (Proverbs 31:18).

F ------ Fragrant

Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance (2 Corinthians 2:15).

G ------ Generous

Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous … (Psalm 112:4).

H ------ Honest

The godly are directed by honesty (Proverbs 11:5).

I ------ Included

I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—(Acts 2:18).

J ------ Joyful

God gives … joy to those who please him (Ecclesiastes 2:26).

How the Use Self-Worth Alphabet in Groups

Feel free to improvise and add other appropriate activities to the three suggestions below. The aim is to help your group focus and remember these positive characteristics.

  • At a weekend female gathering—for retreat or training, assign a letter or two to each woman (depending on the size of the group) so that the entire alphabet is used up. In your closing ceremony, have them participate in a recitation of affirmations: “I (or we) are __________ (assigned attribute) as promised to us in the Scriptures (citing verse and text location). The inspiring, empowering closeout will be long remembered.
  • Play a Bible game at home with friends or relatives, or at a church group event. After a short period of time for individuals to read through the alphabet, test their memories by having the group leader call on individuals to respond with the correct attribute to each letter.
  • Among a circle of friends, inspire each other with stories of how one or more of these attributes helped your spirits soar, in the midst of circumstances which threaten to pull you down.

The Self-Worth Alphabet K - T

Alphabet and AttributeScripture Source

K ------ Kind

And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly (Romans 12:8).

L ------ Loved

The LORD said…“I have loved you …with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3).

M ------ Modest

I want women to be modest in their appearance (1Timothy 2:9).

N ------ Nurturing

The older women … must train the younger women. (Titus 2: 3, 4).

O ------ Optimistic

Dare to hope… The faithful love of the LORD never ends! (Lamentations 3: 21, 22).

P ------ Precious

The One who formed you says, “You are precious to me” (Isaiah 43:4).

Q ------ Quotable

The words of the godly encourage many (Proverbs 10:21).

R ------ Responsible

My vineyard is mine to give (Song of Solomon 8:12).

S ------ Strong

Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. (Ephesians 3:17).

T ------ Trustworthy

Those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence (Proverbs 11:13).

Why Include the Scripture Verses?

Doug Bachelor's Amazing Facts website lists the top five reasons to memorize Scripture, all of which promote self-worth in the godly woman.

  • They help you overcome temptation.
  • They increase awareness of God's will in your life.
  • They help you thrive during difficult times.
  • They make you a better witness.
  • They strengthen your connection with God.

Since you do not always have access to a Bible, the Bible verses in your memory provide a permanent mental tool to empower your right attitude, and your right action or reaction. You'll stay happy with your yourself!

The Self-Worth Alphabet U - Z

All Scripture quotations are from the New Living Translation.

Alphabet and AttributeScripture Source

U ------ Useful

Keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use (2 Timothy 2:21).

V ------ Valuable

God bought you with a high price (1 Corinthians 6:20).

W ------ Wise

God gives wisdom … to those who please him (Ecclesiastes 2:26).

X ------ Xenial

Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers (Hebrews 13:2).

Y ------ Youthful

My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! (Psalm 103:5)

Z ------ Zestful

There is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can (Ecclesiastes 3:12).

© 2017 Dora Weithers


Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 14, 2017:

Thanks, Lori. Love the label--builder-upper. You're always so kind and encouraging. I appreciate you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 14, 2017:

Tamara, believe it or not, that X word is a new one for me too. How good is God? I play my word games sometimes when I lie in my bed at night. Let's keep on nurturing our worth to the glory of God our Creator. Please share all you want to. Thanks! Love, Dora

Lori Colbo from United States on July 14, 2017:

W0men even Christian women are so down on themselves. Society, no matter how we protest and how many feminists rage, still demeans women in the movies and television. It puts a heavy pressure on women to look and act certain ways that are superficial and just plain non important.

This is a builder upper, which you are so good at offering her on HP. Using the alphabet and Scriptures to support is very helpful. Thanks again for another amazing hub.

Tamara Moore on July 14, 2017:

You did "X", too! I just learned a new word :-) I forwarded your bright and cheery Hub, here, to my email because I want to study it in-depth as I would like to keep my mind preoccupied in these lovely letters that will remind me of joy in God's Love!

I, also, might like to share it on my Facebook with my Facebook friends. I deactivated my FB awhile ago due to some technical issues, but am up & running, again.

I like to play word games in my head when I'm walking thru the park, swinging on a swing, or just getting ready to fall asleep. This is a perfect way to keep my mind, and my heart happy.

Thank you! I don't know why I had never thought of this...



Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 14, 2017:

Thanks, Yvonne. Glad you appreciate the self-worth alphabet. I find it helpful.

Yvonne Teo from Singapore on July 14, 2017:

Beautiful piece Ms Dora

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 11, 2017:

Linda, thanks for your encouragement. I had fun doing it.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 10, 2017:

You've shared a very interesting technique for strengthening self-worth, Dora. This is a creative article.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 10, 2017:

Thanks, Terrielynn. So glad that you like the article. Happy to help us, godly women, remember how precious we are.

Terrie Lynn from Canada on July 10, 2017:

Hi, Dora I love this. What a cool way to remember all these things. I love it. Have a beautiful day.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 10, 2017:

Bill, I wondered myself. Isn't God good? He gives us helpful insights just when we need them. Have a great week!

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on July 10, 2017:

Very interesting, Dora. I wondered what you would have for X and Z.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 09, 2017:

Melissa. Thanks for that kind word. Hope your day turns out wonderfully.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 09, 2017:

Marie, thanks especially for your affirmation on those two words. I figured that sharing (or not sharing) her "vineyard" is a major responsibility for the woman. "Xenial" is a new word I learned in the process and the verse encouraging not just hospitality, but hospitality to strangers is what it's about. I really appreciate your comment.

Melissa@LoveYours on July 09, 2017:

very very beautiful words from the Lord this morning. Thank u

Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on July 09, 2017:

Yes, creative, inspirational, and clever, all as previous commenters have noted.

Personally, I had to stop and think about how the quotations for "responsible" and "xenial" fit together, but it didn't take too long to see how they were related.

A charming piece, Dora! Love and blessings are sent your way.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Thanks, Louise. I had fun doing this. I intended to use it in a presentation to boost the woman's self-worth and it ended up here. Glad you like it.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 08, 2017:

I loved reading this Dora! It's a unique way of using the alphabet to show how godly a woman can be.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Swalia, I'm always happy when a reader finds my article inspiring. Thanks for your encouragement.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Venkatachari , I appreciate your kind comment and observation. Thank you.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Tamarajo, no one can say it better than you have said. All goodness comes from God. Thanks for weighing in.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Thanks Bill. "Well Done" from you means a lot to me.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Sally, I'm accepting the challenge to create a list for males. I didn't say it would be my next article. Thanks for sharing your observation.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Devika, you're right. Women are strong on so many levels. Thanks for your comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on July 08, 2017:

Thanks, Flourish. It surprise me too. I had supernatural help, I'm sure.

Shaloo Walia from India on July 08, 2017:

Very inspiring!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on July 08, 2017:

Very nice and inspiring article. The description and attribution for each Alphabet are very appealing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information.

Tamarajo on July 08, 2017:

Lovely Dora! Spectacular how all the scriptures point to God as the source of all of these attributes.

The charts are very useful.

"Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God"

God bless!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 08, 2017:

A very clever title...a very useful article....well done, my friend.

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on July 08, 2017:

Very inspiring alphabet MsDora. I think it would be interesting to see if you can create a similar list for men. I sometimes think that it is easier for women to create a supportive 'sisterhood' network around themselves but not so easy for men.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on July 07, 2017:

Amazing! Most interesting and women are such strong individuals.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 07, 2017:

This was lovely and I'm amazed how creative you were finding worthy words and scripture matching Q, Z, and X!

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