Defining Your Noble Character ~ Part II. 4
ONE DAY AT A TIME
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:34)
Read Matthew 6:25-34 and Proverbs 31:13
How often do you look for something to ware, shuffle through cloths, sorting through laundry, and still feel as if you have nothing to ware? Now throw the kids cloths in the mix and you have one overwhelmed woman. The amount of laundry seems to never end at my house. The sorting, the washing, the drying, the folding, the hanging, the ironing (who does that anymore?) the sorting (again), the putting away… only to start the process over again. It’s like a vicious cycle of insanity!
Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Well you may not feel the same way about laundry as the next woman. That is unless you just don’t do laundry or you have miraculously accepted the virtue of the Proverbs 31 woman and have sanely accomplished this task one day at a time. I may say all this facetiously but there is truth to the later part of my statement. Let me continue…
This Bible study has opened my eyes and even pushed me to take a deeper look at managing my household as well as the needs of my family. Let me assure you that I am walking right alongside you throughout this study, seeking answers to the questions in each post I share with you. I too am on this journey of defining my noble character.
Laundry does not control you!
If you’re looking for some tips on organizing your laundry, visit Kathi Lipps website. She has some great ideas that will get you motivated and quite possibly change those mundane domestic chores, for the better.
What I have to offer you through this study is simply the reason behind the tasks. Although we have been designed as women, capable of much, we tend to do so in a matter of our own style. So, your way of managing your household and families wardrobe may look very different than mine and that is completely fine. My goal is to shed some light on the importance of this task as a noble character trait. This takes a willing hand to accomplish it joyously.
BACK ON TRACK
Let’s continue defining our noble character one verse at a time.
She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. Proverbs 31:13
- How much time are you willing to put into providing for the needs of your family?
- Do you quote a scripture verse for days that seem mundane?
- Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
- Are you ready to tackle this chore and turn it into a joyous task?
- Set some realistic goals on when and how you will manage your family’s wardrobe. From purchasing, making, mending, washing and drying to sorting and putting it away, to recycling and knowing when to throw it away (or burn it).
- Don’t let this task take away from your daily routine. You might have to give something up that is more of a want then a need. But after some time the hope is that you will begin to find joy in this task as well as being an example to those around you, your children. Finding joy in managing a home and taking care of those closest to you is a blessing in itself.
A woman of virtue is not lazy, she works with willing hands, she does not complain, but finds joy in the task’s that are before her.
SEEK AND TAKE ACTION
Flax was said to be a costly material worn by the wealthy. You may not consider yourself wealthy, but the Lord has blessed you with willing hands capable to work hard for what matters most. You can find ways as well as the means to provide good quality cloths that serve a purpose for you and your family.
Managing a home is hard work; don’t let anyone tell you different. It will push you to grow beyond the obvious talents you have today. Remember you were designed for such a time as this. Believe it or not managing your families clothing is a noble character trait. Do it with a willing hand and trust that God will see you through the mundane days and feel you with joy on days when you need it most.
Dear Lord, thank you for walking with me one day at a time as You unveil your beauty in me. May who I am be pleasing to You. Help me find joy in the mundane tasks I face day in and day out. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me, Restore to me the joy of Your Salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.(Psalm 51:10-12) In Jesus Name, Amen.
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