I have read Proverbs 31 many times, but lately it has been brought to the forefront of my mind. Facebook friends refer to it frequently and it has been the topic of several recent conversations. Obviously the Lord has called this to my attention, not just because it has popped up here and there, but because I can’t stop thinking about it. I firmly believe that the Lord speaks to us in a variety of ways, and when I can’t shake a “God thought”, I know it’s Him. Thank goodness he doesn’t let me dismiss His will and desire for my life!
Honestly, things have been tough lately. In the midst of it all, I find myself asking God what I can do to make things better. As always, the answer remains that I am not in control. I know this, I don’t always practice this, but I know this and need to be reminded often. Unexpectedly, there was an addendum to this answer, I need to be taking better care of myself … physically, emotionally, spiritually. In a light-bulb moment I realized that just because He is in total control does not mean I should sit around and wait for something to happen. In other words, use the common sense that the good Lord gave you! Get up and take action!
Somewhere, somehow I have lost myself in the midst of all of the chaos. My role as a wife and a mom take precedence, as they should. That doesn’t change. But, the very things that make me the unique woman He designed me to be have gotten lost in the shuffle. On my list of priorities, I should be on there somewhere, right? Do you ever feel like this? I want to be (or at least strive to be) that Proverbs 31 woman. So, I have some work to do and He will be guiding me every step of the way. I owe it to my Savior, my family and myself to get it right. My thought is this, how can He trust me with more if I can’t manage what I’ve been given? Does this sound harsh? Maybe it is, but it is the God-honest truth.
Each week I will be prayerfully dissecting, analyzing and applying one verse from the Proverbs 31 passage (starting with verse 10). I would love for you to join me!