Saturday, May 9, 2015

Virtuous Woman #4

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've posted (when you get out of a habit, it's hard to get back into it!), but hopefully I'll be able to get more regular about this. It looks like we are on our fourth Virtuous Woman post, and I hope this will be an inspiration to you!

"She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens."   
                           -Proverbs 31:15

The great Bible commentator Adam Clarke put it like this: "She is an economist of time." He goes on to say that the virtuous woman's family works in the night, gets up early, and lives an orderly life. They aren't lazy. They use time wisely. There is order and structure to their lives.

 I think many of us just muddle through life like pigeons (I needed to make the picture relevant!). We don't know where we're going, and we don't particularly care. To be honest, we won't always know where we are going. Right now, I can't tell you precisely where I'll be in 15 years- maybe I'll be exactly where I am today. Maybe I'll be on a missions trip in Africa (which is a very real possibility). No one (except God) knows! But that doesn't mean I can't do things to prepare for my future. By doing your best in what you do now, you are preparing good characteristics for the future. By stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something different, you are preparing yourself for the future. I used to be a really introverted person who couldn't talk to anyone without panicking. Thankfully, I had people and situations in my life that helped me break out of my shell a little (though I still blush and get nervous in most situations...).

 It is not God's will for us to sit down and let life run past us. We should grab hold of it, and enjoy the adventures that God has prepared for us!  

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