I can’t believe we only have one month left of our Proverbs 31 wife series! Thank you so much for taking this journey with me! Learning from her has benefited my marriage so much, and it is my prayer that it has found a way to bless yours!
Proverbs 31 Review
If you are just joining, so far we have learned, to be a wife of noble character:
- We need to realize our worth is not by the world’s ideas, but by how God’s intends. (Since he is the creator of the wife role, it’s fair to say he knows best!) (Series Post #1)
- Be trustworthy with all things big & small so our husbands have confidence in us. (#2)
- Bring our husbands good & not harm every day! (#3)
- Be willing to give our roles our best effort. (#4)
- Cultivate a serving heart. (#5)
- Wisely invest so that our marriage profits instead of us robbing it. (#6)
As an amazing of a list that already is (and already winning wife of the year in my book), the wife of noble character continues. Picking up where we left off from our last post, we start to see the tenacity that she has!
“She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.”
Proverbs 31:17-19 NIV
Here we get a glimpse that she is highly dedicated to her work, she knows where her success is, and she uses that fuel (of success) to keep going! She is tenacious!
I had the thought a few months back- on how much energy we put into our careers, motherhood, and what is sometimes left over for our husbands. I guess you could say it makes sense, we need to perform at our profession so that we can keep paying the bills, and with two littles in the home, I know children have to rely on parents to attend to their needs. And unfortunately a lot of the time for husbands, well… they can survive with less of our attention as we do our balancing act of trying to do it all for everyone.
So as my mind often wonders, I thought what if our husbands had to give us a mid-year performance review just like we received at work? What would it say? What would our tenacity look like in our marriage?
Careers are not forever and are not meant to be our lives. And yet, sometimes we see ourselves giving all of ourselves to it. Whereas children, we definitely have the responsibility of raising them in the way that they should go, but they will one day leave the house.
The only consistent role we have for the rest of our lives is that of a wife.
We will not be retiring from our husbands. We will not be sending our husbands out of our home and into independence/adulthood. How we choose to approach our role as a wife and impact our marriage can give us the most significant rate of return!
So as we have passed the half-way point in this study. I thought it might be a good time to give ourselves a “mid-series performance review” in our wife role!
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