Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Proverbs 31 Breakthrough

Today being the 31st, I listened to Proverbs 31 via the Daily Audio Bible app on my iPhone on my way to work as I do everyday. While listening to the familiar verses of this perfect wife and mother, something strange happened. I stopped focusing on all the things she does that I don’t do or can’t do!

Talk about a breakthrough! Thank You, Jesus!

You see, if you are anything like me you have not found much encouragement in the scriptures defining “A Wife of Noble Character” as titled in the New Living Translation. It has been more like a to-do list and a smack down on my abilities as a wife. A new wife at that, geez!

But not today! Today the Holy Spirit said enough is enough. He gently reminded me that I am a well able and capable wife! So, like God so lovingly reminded me; I want to encourage you to look at Proverbs 31 and see where you ARE succeeding and not where you might be lacking.

Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:11-12

            YES! This is me! My husband has told me many times over how much he trusts me and that I have added to his life since we met.

….she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25

            YES! Me, again! My husband loves the calmness I have about life and that I don’t get all riled up over the tests and trials that we face.

So, as to not drag on with how close I am to being a “Wife of Noble Character” I will stop there LOL!! I promise I am kidding J

But really, ladies, look over Proverbs 31 and share with me the verses you see yourself succeeding at and how your husband and/or children have affirmed this.

Be blessed my sisters!

Read Proverbs 31 here


  1. Wonderful post...I've read Proverbs 31 many times...but I've never took the time to analyze each verse to see if I'm succeeding or lacking...After reading it this time I realize I have some work to do. However, the verse that I'm succeeding at most is verse 18
    She makes sure her dealings are profitable;
    her lamp burns late into the night.
    I'm constantly thinking of ways to help my husband and our family. I work in healthcare, sell AVON and make invitations and sometimes putting in those orders or creating invitations have me up all night. My Husband lets me know he appreciate my efforts! This post is really an eye opener for the ones I'm lacking! Thanks for posting :)

    1. Hi Drea! Thanks so much for the kinds words and your comment.

      Wow, it sounds like you have verse 18 down to a T! I am so glad your husband appreciates the virtuous woman that you are! I am just now getting to the point where I am looking into other ways to bring in more income for the family.

      Now, I don't want you being too hard on yourself in comparison to the Proverbs 31 woman. But it sounds like you are well on your way!

      Thanks for reading!