In part 7 of this series we look at verse 16. The verse says: She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. So the good wife is also a business woman. She is careful to invest her money wisely so that it can provide income for her family. The good wife has good business sense. I wonder if it was her dream to own a vineyard? I know we all have our own dreams and aspirations, and maybe we feel like we don’t have the time or money to accomplish them. The timing just might not be right.
The good wife took her time chasing this dream. She considers a field which means she thought it out, probably prayed about it, and probably asked the Lord and her husband about it before she made a decision. She was not quick or rash to just buy whatever was available. She made sure it was the right decision before she bought it.
She completed the business deal and bought the field. She then worked hard to turn that field into a vineyard. It didn’t happen overnight. It took time, effort, hard work, and determination. Eventually her investment turned into profit for her and her family.
There is a time and place for chasing dreams and building businesses. Are you in the right season of life for it? Even if the start up will not cost you any money, it may cost you time away from your family. Seek advice from your husband. Is he in full support of your decision? If not, then maybe now is not the time.
I think it is also important to add that our families should be our priorities. You don’t want your business to take away from you being able to do your role as wife and mother effectively.
Strength & Dignity Part 7 action item:
If you have a dream or business idea, take time this week to really pray about it. Think about the steps you would have to take to make it happen. Talk about it with your husband. Even if now isn’t the right time, it might be something you do later down the road.
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