Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Minute Friday....How does she do it??




Today is Five Minute Friday. One word...five minutes...no editing! Today's word is SHE...

 
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Sometime she really bugs me. I mean I read about her and feel as though I fall short. How could I ever be like her? I am talking about the Proverbs 31 woman of course. She seems to have it all together. She wakes up early, she sews, she cooks, she's wise, her children adore her and she is always nice to her husband. I just feel like I fall short of being her.

Then I realize I don't have to be her; I have to be me. To me the most important part of this Proverbs 31 woman is found in verse 30...but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. This woman does all she does for the Lord; that is the key. When I try to be just like this woman, I fail. When I seek the Lord and am close to Him, He will direct my steps and He will turn me into my own version of the Proverbs 31 woman. 

 I do not rise up while it is dark to provide food for my family...the sun is well in the sky most every day when I wake up. I have never considered a field nor have I bought one. I thought I was going to make all my kid's clothes at one point...until one of kids turned out to be terrified of the sewing machine!

My children are older and I can say that at times they have called me blessed and my husband has praised me as well. What a gift that is!! I am far from perfect, but as I raised my children I was very aware that I was not doing it alone. So don't be discouraged by that Proverbs 31 woman or any other woman...look to Lord...trust Him...lean on Him..and you will be a Proverbs 31 woman!!!


5 comments:

  1. Thankful for your perspective on the "Proverbs 31" woman. I have felt that same way before. Such mighty shoes to fill. But you are right, you are not her. She does it her way and you do it yours, but God is at both centers.

    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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  2. Ah. I needed to hear this. So often I am discouraged, because although I am saved, I am still a sinner in need of grace. Thank you for your encouraging post, reminding me of God's forgiveness and His all-sufficient grace covering my sins!

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  3. It doesn't say that the Proverbs 31 woman wrote well, but you definitely have that gift, and the gift of encouragement. This is quite an uplifting essay you came up with in 5 minutes. Thanks for the reminder that I need to follow God's steps for me and no one else.

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  4. Oh, thank you so much for this. That woman has haunted me. Unfortunately, I've been more able to relate to a "she" I referred to in my FMF post. You pointing out verse 30 might have FINALLY settled this ever-present dilemma for me! How can I thank you? :) Wonderful, wonderful insight. So glad you shared this.

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    1. Thank you for your kinds words. I am humbled that my post helped you out!

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