Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 7: Idleness Part 2

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"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."  Proverbs 31:27

Yesterday, I talked about idleness.  We shouldn't be idle when it comes to watching over our homes.  But, is there a possibility of watching too much?  Can we drive ourselves crazy with worry and anxiety while watching over our homes?

Absolutely!  But, God's Word says:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" Matthew 6:25
We are not supposed to worry.  That's a hard thing to do when we are in charge in watching over the affairs in our household.  There seems to be so many things that could go wrong.  That's really a lot of pressure for one person.  So what do we do about the inevitable worry & anxiety? 

1.  Don't worry about tomorrow.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."  Matthew 6:34
2.  Give over all worry and anxiety to God immediately.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."  Philippians 4:6
3.  Use your resources.  Ask for help.  If you need help and support, ask friends and family.  Don't feel like you have to watch over your household all alone or on your own strength.  God will always help you.  Your friends and family can help as well.  This task can go through seasons of being overwhelming.  It is for everyone.  Rely on God and use your resources.  "And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart."  Ecclesiastes 4:12

No need to worry over your household.  God has His mighty hand over it all.  We can do this, gals!  We can do this.  I'm praying for each of you as you work more towards becoming Proverbs 31 Women.  More tomorrow :)

Check out these other blogs as well about 10 Days of Proverbs 31.  Good times!  Great information. Blessings all around.

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A series on the different aspects of Proverbs 31. Here is a list of the bloggers and their topics.

Hope you all enjoy!! Feel free to explore the blogs. We have some very talented women participating.

1 comment:

daisyblue said...

How true that we can take anything . . . *anything* to an extreme. Even the good guidance that God gives us. And when we do, the results are less-than-pretty. :-)

Thank you for that reminder! I think it's such an important one.

Anne (shadowwonder)