💮 Welcome back! Are you aware of how
awesome and wonderful you are to God? 💮
I want to remind you of that 🥰
Today we continue leaning about the Proverbs 31 Woman. I’m learning so much by dividing Proverbs 31 into smaller, simple pieces. I hope you’re learning a lot too, about God’s love for you, about biblical womanhood, and about yourself 🤗
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
Proverbs 31:17 NIV
I thought this verse sounded too straightforward, so I went ahead and did research on this verse’s commentary. But there was no great metaphor to decipher here. God speaks to us clearly and directly through the Bible ~ one of the many important reasons why we must read it!
The Proverbs 31 woman
begins her day, ready to work hard.
She is filled with the
determination to tackle tasks.
Have you ever worked retail? Or fast food? I have. I’ve even worked at a medical office, and in each of these places, there was always one person who wanted to avoid work. The irony? It took more work to avoid the work than to just to it!! 😂
The Proverbs 31 woman isn’t a work-dodger. She knows that the right thing to do is to meet her responsibilities.
This is how I easily meet my goals and responsibilities, which may work for you as well:
- Pray before starting. When I pray at my desk before writing, everything just seems to work out so much easier.
- Procrastination multiplies work. It is important to break this habit, and once broken, you’ll do so much better! It is a habit, and habits can be broken.
- Eat your biggest frog first. LoL That’s from a book called Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy. When you do your biggest task first, you’ll be AMAZED at how easily and fast the rest of the work goes. (That book got me through college with a 3.9 GPA!)
- Make the work more pleasant with music or a podcast. Find a way to bring joy to what you do 🙂
- The more you do it, the easier it gets. Which is the next sentence in Proverbs 31…
…her arms are strong for her tasks.
Weightlifting, dancing, writing, cooking… whatever you do often, you get better at. Hey, you may even get better at complaining, if that’s what you do often 😉
The Proverbs 31 woman strengthens her muscles (both literally and metaphorically) by continuing her tasks each day.
…for her tasks.
I wanted to highlight this part of the verse, because like me, you may find yourself trying to do too much.
So, be aware that you are strong enough to meet the requirements of life. But if you add too much to your plate (too much volunteer work, too much overtime, too much saying “Yes” to everything, etc) you may end up feeling weak, like you can’t meet your tasks.
I’ve learned to prioritize what’s important in work and life, which has taken away much of the overwhelm of trying to do it all 🙂
What are your thoughts on this verse?
To be honest, I had read right past this verse without thinking about it, so I’m glad I’ve taken the time to slow it down 😊 Let me know in the comments what you think!
Take care and God bless,
One more thing…
I also use this Pomodoro Technique for bigger tasks: