4 Signs of a Woman Worth Following

Can you think of one woman worth following, past or present?

She might be in your family or in the public spotlight.

What is it about her that makes her stand apart from the crowd?

Is it what she stands for, who she is, or some combination of both?

For me, I admire a woman who is living a life with purpose, diligence, forgiveness, and hospitality. A woman who desires to nurture, love, care, and to improve the lives of those she touches. Furthermore, a woman worth following is a woman of greatness. Below I have outlined 4 signs of an incredible female leader.

4 Signs of a Woman Worth Following:

She Wisely Wears Her Rubies:

By this I mean her immense wisdom. Wisdom being worth far more than rubies. I love how Proverbs describes a woman of wisdom as: “A rich desire for knowledge and a love for humanity”. Wisdom has a voice and it’s feminine! A woman worth following doesn’t stand in silence. She listens to the voice of courage and change and it guides her in making choices that display discretion, patience, and understanding.

She Lives Beyond Herself:

She’s filled with compassion for the least, the last, and the lost. You know, those who few like, no one sees, no one hears. A woman worth following always thinks beyond herself. She’s not a narcissist taking constant “selfies” (pictures of oneself). No, a woman worth following is mindful of those who are suffering in the world around her. Empathy fills her and causes her to act. She spreads joy, love, and laughter wherever she goes. Ultimately, people feel safe to be seen by her.

She’s Got Guts:

She’s not opposed to risk. In fact, I would say that most women worth following are willing to take risks. I’m not talking about risks of immaturity, like driving home drunk. I’m talking about wise risk like self-publishing that manuscript you’ve worked on for 5 years, or taking that trip to Central Africa in order to encounter another culture that’s always fascinated you. A woman worth following has got the guts to risk. And not only that, she’s counted the cost. Calculated the leap. Whether it’s an investment of her time, money, energy, or relationships, she’s willing to pay the price, take the jump, and go for the glory.

She Is an Original Voice, Not an Echo:

She doesn’t mimic others, she creates. She’s an original. She’s got something unique, different, and distinct about her. She marches to the beat of her own drum. To do this takes courage. Boldness. It’s not easy to put yourself “out there”, to present your voice, your ideas, your life itself for others to critique and examine. But a woman worth following does all of those things, time and time again, because she knows there’s a unique contribution that only she can make to the world.


This blog post was written by an independent guest contributor.
Author Name: D Patridge.

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38 Responses

  1. This post about the worth of a woman isn’t just for seeing a woman of worth in others, it has helped me look at and evaluate whether or not I am a woman worth following. When I read the title, I did not first think of myself, as I feel unworthy to be followed. After reading the post, I will humbly say: WOW! That’s me, but only as I live my life through God’s precious Son, Jesus and through the leading of His Holy Spirit. Don’t misunderstand me, I immediately thought of two women from my church who both display their worth with their, often quiet, sometimes unseen-by only a few, deeds. Thank you for a lesson in humility.

  2. This is nice, but there’s really nothing wrong with a woman who takes selfies. It’s an expression of celebration of oneself. Self-love is important, so a woman who loves herself is worth following.

    1. True. I’m not talking about the once every couple weeks people. I’m talking about the duck-face girls that do it every day 🙂 You know who I’m talking about …. ha.

      1. There’s nothing wrong with taking a moment out of every day to appreciate yourself and remind yourself that you’re a beautiful creation, that all the cells in your body come together to make your smile and your hands. Not all of our moments can be for other people.

        When we love ourselves, we take more care with ourselves. We work harder, do better, and reflect that love and care back onto other people. Taking selfies is a way people capture the things they like best about themselves, from appearance to mood to moments, and there’s nothing wrong with making a statement that you love your life as it is in that moment. In fact, what else could be a better testament?

        1. I think Dale is right but I think you are right. There are dome haughty propke out there but social media is also about connecting with one another and God has made us with a need to connect.

      2. I’d just like to point out that anyone that does photography has to take a series of pictures to get one good one and if all they have for a model is themselves and they like figurative I personally don’t consider them selfish people. Also those surrounded by misery cannot sometimes see outside their own situation which I understand and do not judge as it is not my place to do so. Sadly life is not black and white but many shades of grey with getting perspectives I personally won’t put someone down because I don’t understand their perspective on their reality.

    2. Self love is really not important. Being a humble servant to God is. Celebration of oneself, is mainly vanity.

      1. I see your point, but I have to disagree! I love myself and celebrate myself because I know that I am perfect in God’s eyes and therefore I am something to celebrate!

        1. When we truly give our entire heart, mind, soul to Jesus, there is no room for self love left within us.

          1. This is the most perplexing how the scripture is interpreted in this way. So many Christians are taught that loving ourselves is not Christlike. God loves us so we should too. Instead many Christians self inflict hate in order to remain “humble”. It is really false pride this lack of self love. If we hate ourselves God will love us more? Nope, cause I am a child of God. I love myself cause He does!!!!!. #formerfundy

          2. I agree completely.Self-love guided by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit is necessary. Husbands are even commanded to live our wives as we love ourselves.

      2. Self-love is vital I have never been more potent helping others than when I love myself. It is not vanity to have self love; vanity is an over abundance of pride.

      3. Self-love doesn’t have to mean celebration or vanity. This self-love should be humble. See, Jesus loves us just as God loves Him (which is unfathomable in our human mind but just scraping the surface of that understanding is CRAZY) and from that love, everything stems. So, we’re first called to love the Lord with all of our heart. This love is human love and it is seemingly feeble and broken, but it is what He wants and it is enough for Him because it’s all we have. Next, we are called to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. In order to carry out this commandment properly, we must start with loving ourselves; and to do that, we must understand the love that God has for us. If He loves *us*, the broken, undeserving sinners, then why the heck would we NOT love ourselves? Sure, sometimes it’s hard and our mind, mirror, and peers tell us things that make us not want to love ourselves at times, but our security and anchor must remain in the fact that God loves us (enough to send His only Son, who also loves us) to an extent that we can’t wrap our mind around, earn, deserve, or replicate no matter how hard we try. It’s actually humbling in itself to know that the sovereign God, the Creator of the universe, adores, cherishes, and wants relationship with us though we are unworthy. And then, with that self-love, we can finally give the true, full, unconditional, forgiving love to our neighbors that God calls us to.

        Denying love to oneself is really just ignoring God’s word and what He wants for us, so I don’t think you can fully be a humble servant to God if you don’t love yourself.

        1. Well said, but I was replying to someone else and stating that taking pictures of yourself and posting them all over your facebook page is not true self love.

  3. My grandmother was a woman worth following. She definitely was a Proverb 31 Woman. She passed at 93 years old Sept. 2013. I had the privilege of being raised by her and she instilled many of her traits into me. Grandmother easily loved the unlovable, quick to forgive even when it wasn’t deserved, worked tirelessly taking care of her family and never failed to show God’s grace and love. Thank you for reminding that I must carry on her legacy for the future generations.

  4. In my opinion we can add to this 4 properties the “self sufficient” aspect. Self sufficient women don’t think sexist, they don’t put roles on genders. If something is broken at home, they don’t call a repairmen, instead, first they try to fix it. They don’t need a man to drive a nail into the wall, the self sufficient woman are able to hold a hammer.

  5. Love that comment about “selfies”.

    A woman Worth pursuing is too busy looking at ways to better herself in Christ and the lives of others to care about how she looks constantly. The makeup-less woman is usually a confident woman!

    In the words if Jentezen franklin, when Noah’s kids had to find wives, they didn’t look for any old hoochy mama, they had to look for boat building girls! Girls with dirt under their nails, that were happy to toil in the field alongside their husband building that boat (the church)

    Im dating a woman worth pursuing.

    1. Uh no. You don’t have to believe in a magical flying bearded man to be someone worth pursuing.

  6. Why is there a distinction between men and women worth following? Should it not be the same characteristics regardless of gender?

    1. Uh because in the bible God gives specific characteristics to men, and other ones to women. Man is the leader & woman is the helper. I agree that a lot of things on here can go with a ‘guy worth following’ as well.
      But the only person I really want to follow is Jesus and occasionally I’ll look around to see who’s around me on the narrow path.

  7. I would add peace-loving. A peace-loving woman brings safety inyo a home where no matter what may happen,there is unvonditional love. I dont mean a woman who is walked all over. That woman is casting her prlearls before swine. I am talking about a woman who guards peace even in disagreements and arguments. She holds her ground but with a priority of peace. Peace keeps the Holy Spirit in every situation. When peace is gone, yhe Holy Spirit has been set aside for.the moment.

    By the way, i think men should also strive for this characteristic. Great list Dale! Kuddos


  8. That would be nice. Peace-living would be something a child would look for in a mom

  9. True wisdom also means knowing when to be strong and give tough love, and knowing when/how to be gentle with others in the way that they need it. Intuition in clutch moments is a special gift of truly great women.

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