Now we’re moving into the part of being a Proverbs 31 woman where I think some women may bristle. I don’t get a bee in my bonnet reading these next set of verses, but I know I fall short of them. I think because of my ADD, I get very distracted and do other things that the things I should be doing.
Verse 13 talks about our work as women. Unfortunately, there has long been a battle between women who stay at home and those who go outside the home to work. I’m certainly not going to feed into that because both are very commendable things.
What we can see from this scripture is that she isn’t afraid of work. She keeps busy. That means in various ways she takes care of her family. She either provides for them by doing work around the house or working outside of the home.
God has designed us to have a huge part in our homes whether we have children or if it’s just you and your husband. He wants us to give of our time and our energy to our family. What we bring to the table, with eager hands blesses our loved ones.
This whole part of scripture shows me how much a Proverbs 31 looks outside of herself. There is a selflessness to how she lives her life. She constantly thinking of serving her Lord and her family.
I can’t be characterized as that woman. Not in the slightest. I DO work, but from home. I was a stay at home mom for 15 beautiful years. I’m doing a job now I enjoy tremendously. But again, I believe there is a heart matter at work here. How do we go about our work? Do we work with eager hands to give glory back to the Lord in what we do? Do we work knowing we’re blessing our family?
I’m thinking the Proverbs 31 woman didn’t just randomly or haphazardly grab wool and flax. I have no doubt she took her time, diligently doing the best work she could. That’s what we’re called to as well. God will grow us in this, if we allow him.
Do you do your work with eager hands, wanting to bless your husband?