"When you lose everything you want, you find the only thing you need."
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands to the distaff.
OK, so, so far we've learned that a beautiful woman of God rises early in the morning, works hard all day, has her own business, and THEN lesson number 12...here she comes, God's beautiful woman also works behind-the-scenes, and into the night.
It's true that work, work, work and more work lies behind every success. We are considering the wonderful success story of the Proverbs 31 woman. Clearly this woman is a woman of diligence--ever persevering, continually industrious, and constantly busy.
She rises early to take care of her household and continues to work at the other end of her day, too. She puts her evenings to good use as well.
Here are a few "How-To's"
#1: Evaluate you Evenings--Do you know how you spend every 20 minutes of your evenings? Answering this question can be quite an eye opener!
#2: Plan your Evenings--Just like you schedule your days, start scheduling your evenings! One woman did her laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and then spent 30 minutes exercising. You don't have to be up until midnight every night. Just stay up a little bit after the rest of the family has gone to bed.
This time doesn't just have to be for work, it could also be for your personal interests. Read your favorite book, look up new recipes for the family, or give yourself a manicure!
#3: Use your evenings--It's great to evaluate, plan and prepare but you have to USE your evenings. God's beautiful woman "layeth her hands to the spindle" What do your hands reach for at night? A snack? A book? A favorite video? Your pillow? This chapter is about diligence; it's your invitation to you and I to make your evenings productive.
See you soon!
Sara Rose <3