Most times when we think of industry we think about business endeavors.
But, what if you don’t want to have an actual business from home? I am here to tell you, that is perfectly okay.
And here’s why; there is much work to be done at home.
Our industry at home is most important. What you do in your home is what sets a purposeful foundation for your family and generations to come!
As managers of the home, our work can also be approached with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Proverbs 31:10-31 demonstrates this very well.
I’ve found seven scriptures that describe the Virtuous Wife’s industrious role, and it provides inspiration for our work at home:
She seeks wool and flax and works with willing hands. (vs. 13)
Taking the time to use or develop the talents of your hands can be a wonderful asset. Take the time to discover your talents, and do it well unto the Lord so that it may be a blessing to your family.
She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. (vs.14)
Feeding our families nourishing meals by carefully planning and buying the best ingredients we can afford can create healthy habits for a lifetime. I believe that we influence the well-being of our families and we teach them how to choose well by what we feed them. In other words, healthy choices start in the kitchen.
A great way to achieve this is with meal planning and incorporating whole foods.
She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. (vs.15)
Rising early to utilize our time to prepare and make a good breakfast for our family could be key in helping them get off to a good start.
Research has confirmed that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard. (vs. 16)
There are opportunities that include business transactions for the sake of our families. Nowadays, this may look like carefully examining our food purchases, products or household expenses.
Do you take into account the items you purchase? Can your husband trust you to make wise financial decisions? Do you have a budget for household expenses?
These are important factors to consider in our daily transactions for our homes.
She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. (vs.21)
Preparing our family for each season and considering their needs is an important part of our role. It takes time and skill to proactively store, discard and keep up with the clothing items for our husband and children each season.
Being attentive to these needs saves us from stress and frustration when these items are in demand for our families.
She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. (vs.22)
Are you talented with sewing or want to learn how to sew, this could be very helpful in providing well-made items for your family? If you don’t sew, there are other ways to create a lovely home. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this, use what you have or make wise purchases to make your home a haven.
Even if you do want to sew as a hobby, learning sewing basics like mending can help with the longevity of clothing and household items.
Our appearance is important too, become resourceful and wise in making purchases by making items or adding to your current wardrobe to look your best.
When we look our best it builds our confidence and blesses our families.
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. (vs.27)
As the home manager, you are the overseer of your home, you are in charge of meeting the needs and providing care and comfort to your household.
Choosing to focus solely on your vocation as a homemaker is an honorable decision. Your work is divine and will reap perpetual benefits. This is the only role that has a great influence on our family’s well-being.
A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place to which at close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, where character is molded.
Few things we can do in this world are so well worth doing as the making of a beautiful and happy home. He who does this builds a sanctuary for God and opens a fountain of blessing for men.
-J.R. Miller, Author of Home-Making
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