Thursday, July 26, 2012

Proverbs 31:18- A Taste of Success

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Proverbs 31:18 "She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night."

The Proverbs 31 woman makes sure that she makes the best things for the people in her house. She finds what she is good at and excels at those things. Once her house is provided for, she goes above and beyond and sells what she had already excelled at.

What a great example of success, diligence, and priorities. 

Is my priority to provide the best for my home first? Am I doing the best in everything that I do? What great questions that I need to ask myself. 

Elizabeth gives us some ideas of what women have done at home to make money for their family. I like the one where the family was paying out for someone else to clean their pool. The woman decided to figure out how to clean the pool and then saved the money for her work. She then cleaned friends pools and earned more money. Great resourcefulness!

So what do we need to do to increase our level of success?

How-to's of Beauty:

#1 Listen to others- what do people tell you that you do a good job at? That is something you might want to consider taking to the next level.

#2 Move Forward- don't let your mistakes get you down...they will happen! Keep going and learn from them.

#3 Develop your skills- Keep learning. Don't be satisfied with where you are, keep going. 

#4 Redeem your time- Don't just sit in front of the tv wasting time. I need to put this one in to practice soon as we are getting cable back...

#5 Take risks- Don't be afraid to step out and do something that you haven't done before. 

#6 Do your best- This is important in everything you do, not just the big stuff.

#7 Do your projects unto the Lord- When we are truly focused on him, it will be a change in our attitude as we do things.

#8 Manage for profit- Be wise in helping the family situation.

#9 Be convinced that what you're doing is viable and worthwhile- Sometimes the last person to convince that something is good is you. Give God the credit and know that He has allowed you to do a great job!

#10 Family first- She provided the best for her family before she did anything else. Am I doing my best for my family?

Has the Proverbs 31 lady been a challenge to you recently? How?

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