Proverbs 31 Woman: What Does That Look like

“She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.”(BibleGateway.com)

So here me out. I used the message version for this scripture because I feel that it really puts the scripture in plain English. Before we move on, I want you to read the verse above, feel free to read the scripture in its entirely, but read it and mediate on it.

What revelation did you come to? When I read Proverbs 31, I realized that I was going about my morning routine all wrong. I was getting up early before work or with just enough time to get myself together before heading out, and that was it. I ended up not getting a lot of stuff done because I would be too tired after work to work on myself. And I would honestly just want to cuddle with my son after a long day.

I realized that I needed to be more intentional about how I went about my day. If I was too tired after work to work on the blog or batch content, then I needed to change how I was spending my time. In the first sentence of that verse, it states that the proverbs 31 woman is up before her family and prepares for the day.

Do you know how much stuff you can get done when you have no distractions and how much better you feel throughout the day when you get stuff done?

Amazing and probably easier to get along with.

I know that I am more patient when I not only have time to myself, but also get things around the house completed, as well as things on my to do list. Now lets take a look at the second verse.

This Proverbs 31 woman invests in land, properly saves her money, and reinvests. At least that’s what I’m getting out of this text. You see, God does not want us to be the borrowers, He does not want us to be enslaved to debt. In order to be prosperous, we need to be investing in ourselves and in our financial endeavors. The Proverbs 31 woman is prepared.

Her family is able to live abundantly because she makes a plan for her day. She makes both long term and short term goals that will bring peace and security for her household.

So, again it’s only by being intentional with our time and resources that we will be able to become like the Proverbs 31 woman. I urge you to take this time to write out a list of things you want to accomplish for the week, and each day focus on about three tasks to get done.

Of course this will only work if you get up a little earlir than usual. You don’t have to get up at 4 or 5 am, but try to get up before your household does, and see how much stuff you are able to cross off your to do list before they even wake up.

I promise, you will be amazed.

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What A Start To The New Decade

We’ve officially made it halfway through the year, and I don’t know about you guys but it has been a looong year.

Between Covid and the Black lives matter movement – I am drained. Social media has helped to expose how people truly feel. It is admittedly easier to brush things off when it doesn’t affect you directly, but when you see the racism coming out from someone in your circle…

It’s been a rough beginning of the year.

I’m praying daily for not just healing in my household, but for the world entirely. I think that we are making strides in fighting racism, and I do think that one positive aspect of the internet is how quickly we can all come together.

As far as Covid goes, I ask that you all please be careful and keep the same energy you had when we first heard about this pandemic. The longer this drags out, the more people seem to not be taking it seriously. There also seems to be a misconception that some of our states are opening up because numbers are declining, this isn’t true.

So please, please be careful.

How has 2020 been treating you so far?

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Racism Is Killing Us

With everything going on in the world, I realize that I can no longer be silent about the racism that is and has been attacking my community for centuries.

Have we as a whole made some great leaps?

Yes.

But recent events just highlights how far away we are from truly uniting as one – God’s children.

All it takes is one bad apple, one worm, to spoil the whole lot. Racism is a poison that coils around and infects everyone and everything around it. It does not have an incubation period, it doesn’t take breaks, it is always there ready to show its colors and infect those around it.

Today, I am praying for my community – as a whole black people are so divided. I’m praying for our allies – our friends. I’m praying for the state of this world. There is so much hate being exposed, and it grieves me when I think of the mothers, the fathers, siblings, grandparents that have lost someone. I’m grieving for those that have lost so much in the midst of all of this.

Today, I ask that you choose peace. I ask that you join me in praying for those that have hatred in their hearts. Let us pray to our Lord to open their hearts into receiving a new way of life.

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April Appreciation

Hey guys!

So, April is actually a pretty big month for my family. We celebrate my cousin’s birthday, Silas’s birthday, my birthday, and we even celebrated the dog’s birthday. Due to everything that has been going on, we weren’t able to have any celebration with family or friends. I have seen some reports where people are throwing huge parties- I ask that you don’t do this.

Despite not being able to physically celebrate with family, I’ve still been on this cloud of happiness because of how blessed I am. I know not everyone has been so lucky during this time- our church lost a wonderful lady due to the virus- so I’ve just spent this month being grateful that I was able to celebrate my son’s first birthday.

My heart goes out for everyone that has been impacted by these events. And this may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m gonna say it anyway, I don’t want things to return back to how they used to be. I think some of the extra steps that stores such as Aldi’s are doing to protect their employees and customers, should stay. I hope that society has a new appreciation for teachers and medical staffs.

I also hope that we don’t lose sight of what truly matters.

Forgive me: I've Been Slacking

Last year I started to write a book dedicated to how losing Troy actually led towards me having a relationship with God. It was admittedly hard to write as I decided to start from the beginning, and working through some of the trauma(for me) during my earlier years.

I don’t know if I’ve ever came right out and said it here, but I struggled with depression for sooo many years. It runs in the family and it had a hold on me for a long time. So as I was writing, I was finding it more and more difficult to continue because of all the emotions that it was invoking in me.

I came to a realization this week, that I fell for a trick of the enemy. I stopped writing a book that God told me to write because I allowed my flesh, my emotions to rule over me. Looking back I realize that if I need to cry while I’m writing my message then so be it. My readers will be able to feel the passion in my words and maybe just maybe it will save someone.

I’m giving myself a deadline and an action plan to complete one aspect of my mission here on earth. If there is something that God has placed on your heart, I urge you to make a move today. There will never be a perfect time, there will always be something that comes up.

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