She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. Proverbs 31:17
Oh how I love the book of Proverbs. In this book we hear how awesome God created us. He created us with the ability to handle so much. I am amazed at my own strength sometimes. We really have to be able to put up with a lot in this life before we get to go home with the Lord. This verse tells us how God really created us to be.
One way God created us to be strong is by giving us the ability to balance having a career and a personal life. We are daughters, wives, mothers, and friends. We are also business people, teachers, entrepreneurs and much more. For those women who stay home and do not have a paying job, they are, cooks, maids, chauffeurs, financial managers and much, much more.
So many women put so much pressure on themselves to be thin. Well, what society says is thin and beautiful. Did you know that most men don’t hunt for that skinny, petit childlike woman? They are more interested in the woman’s talents and maybe overall health. I cook pretty healthy, most days, but there are those days when I want, no need ice-cream or cupcakes or a candy bar. Guess What? Your weight doesn’t define who you are, it doesn’t even define how healthy you are.
The final strength I am going to mention here is emotional. Women handle a lot emotionally. We take on the pressures of the house, the finances and in my case, my businesses. I sometimes feel drained mentally, physically and emotionally. I look to my husband to fill my cup and tell me how great I am and how well I am doing. It affirms my decision-making. I feel it is important to go through life with someone. God tells us this in the Bible. After all, marriage was created by Him to fulfill this. It began as early as Adam and Eve.
As far as energetic is concerned, I have my days just as everyone else does. Days, I would rather sleep, rest or just read or watch TV. With four kids, a husband and two businesses, this is rarely an option. Most days I finish working around 4:00 pm but then I have my writing and my serving at church. I am off to do that tonight. Serving Christ is vitally important to me to fill my Spiritual cup.