Saturday, September 30, 2017

Developing A Proverbs 31 Work Ethic


Emily Miller

I think a young woman in the transition period between our teen years and early 20s being right out of college, it can be a struggle to find a healthy balance between work and play.

Gone are the summers filled with playdates, reading endless books of YOUR choosing, and just doing what you like in general.

Instead, we have this little thing called RESPONSIBILITY. We have chores to do at home that honestly never seem to end, our jobs and families, as well as trying to further our careers either at the job we are at now or by furthering our education.

Sounds quite boring and mundane when you really think about it, does it not?

Yet, this kind of work and responsibility that we must pay attention to day in and day out is a good thing. You can make it a fun thing by learning how to do it for the LORD as an act of WORSHIP. Once you master that, the most difficult task will seem like barely anything to you.

It can be tempting to stay in bed and widdle away your time if you are not feeling up to a task. It can also be very easy to distract ourselves with recreation we enjoy, while not a bad thing overall, can become a negative thing if it becomes a thing that keeps you from doing what you are supposed to be doing in the first place.

I leave you with the words from Proverbs 31 describing a wife of noble character at her work. I pray you can take from these scriptures and work on disciplining yourself to develop a better work ethic if this is something you struggle with. Hopefully together, we can all work to become just a little more like this Proverbs 31 woman!

Proverbs 31: 13-17

13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family and
portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings, she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.



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