CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 11

Character #11

You might have realised that the things that the virtuous woman does isn’t so different from what everyone else does. She just takes it a step further. Everyone can show some level of Generosity and Kindness at one point in life, likewise the virtuous woman. However, if the virtuous woman is to show some kindness towards you, you will also experience the sincerity behind her acts.

The virtuous woman is GENEROUS and KIND.  Instead  of waiting for those who need her assistance to come to her,  the virtuous woman rather looks out for the needy and poor in her society and helps them. “She extends her hands to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy (Proverbs 31:20)”.

Don’t be kind to only those who are capable of reciprocating your kind gesture. Let the needs of the less privileged in the society be of concern to you. And don’t go broadcasting how you paid Mr. Somebody’s bills, how you fed Mrs. Somebody’s children, or how you helped Mr. Somebody’s niece break an addiction, etc. The Bible say, don’t let your right hand know what the left hand is doing.

Virtuous one, stretch out your palms unto all and let the whole world feel your kind and generous character.

God bless you.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 10

Character #10

I must say, that ‘virtuousness’should not be confined only to the home settings. Even though the ‘virtuousness’ of the Virtuous Woman is predominantly exhibited at her home, she prominently displays a high level of ‘virtuousness’ at her work place, ventures, and every other places she finds herself. If you should analyse the outcome of her work, you would obviously discover the commitment, hard work and the expertise which were invested. One of such virtues she exhibits is …

SKILLFULNESS

The world celebrates exceptional people, not a jack of every thing and a master of nothing.

The 10th characteristic of the virtuous woman is that she demonstrates SKILLFULNESS and EXPERTISE at her profession or  venture.

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The Virtuous Woman is SKILLFUL

The Bible projects the Proverbs 31 woman as one who was into the fabric industry. She produces flax and wool from her field, converts then into fabric and trade the finished sashes on international markets. With great expertise, the virtuous woman stretches out her hands to work with the distaff and skillfully holds the spindle whenever she sits to produce clothing and sashes (Proverbs 31:19).

My lady, please do not confine your ‘virtuousness’ to the home alone. Display it at work and everywhere so that others may learn from you and glorify our Father in heaven. The world celebrates exceptional people, not a jack of every thing and a master of nothing. Aspire to be exceptionally good at your work and everything else that you do.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 9

Character #9

It will interest you to know that a couple of readers of these posts “Characteristics of the Virtuous Woman” have been questioning me as to whether the existence of the Virtuous Woman these days isn’t a myth. “Surely”, I tell them, “Virtuous women exist and their population is going to increase greatly if only you will help spread these truths. The women, on the other hand, are ready to make these characters evident in their lives. The only problem is the unavailability of the information. But by God’s grace it now lies before us all so spread the Good News. God bless you.”

The 9th character of the virtuous woman is that she has a GREAT FORESIGHT: the virtue of seeing what lies in the near and distant future and prudently planning for it. In the Bible,  the five virgins who kept extra oil for their lamps for what they envisaged were greatly praised (Mark 25).

girl2Every virtuous woman periodically engages herself in deep thinking and planning. She does a review of all her works – from business to family life to Christian life. Even when she perceives from her review that her business is good,  her lamp does not go out by night (Proverbs 31:18).

It is said that the world is ruled by men who burn the midnight candle. The virtuous woman spends the night reasoning with God and planning for the next strategy to adopt in other to promote her business, promote her marriage, promote her family, and above all promote her fellowship with Christ Jesus.

Once a while, make time and review your entire life. And if you will invite the Almighty God, He will help you to decide on the next strategy.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 8

Character #8

The 8th characteristic of the virtuous woman is that she is HARDWORKING.

HA…AAAARDWORK

What I mean by hardworking is that the virtuous woman has taken full responsibility of all the duties expected of her, and she’s committed to ensuring that productive results are achieved. To the extent that even when her day had been so rough and tiring, she is quick to folds up her sleeves as soon as she gets home to diligently attend to all her duties as a wife and a mother.

That is when she girds herself up with strength and strengthens her arms (Proverbs 31:17); to get the supper ready,  bath the kids and wash the dishes. Any help on her way to delivering her duties is embraced, but not requested by her.

And let’s not confuse a hardworking woman with a busibody. There is a clear cut difference between the two. The Hard-worker gets the job done without complaint whereas the Busybody appears to be very busy working something but nothing really gets done by her. So it’s a Saturday and Mrs. Busybody brings out the clothes to do laundry, she seem to be scrubbing the bathroom too as well as attending to the flowers in the garden, she promised to deliver a parcel too at a friend’s party. By the time the day is over she ends up getting nothing done.

wp-image-286104283jpg.jpgLaziness is non-existent in the dictionary of the virtuous woman. Never! She does not come up with flimsy excuses  as to why there’s delays in delivering her responsibilities. You cannot be lazy if you have chosen this road of curiousness with me. Let the young man who is choosing a wife be wise and not overlook hard work.

If you are a woman, especially from the part of this continent that I am from (Ghana), then permit me to remind you that cooking is your duty as well as laundry, washing dishes, tidying up the house, bathing the kids and getting them ready for school, some errands, etc. The earlier you gird up your loins the better. 

Come to think of it, what relief it will be if your husband and children take responsibility for some of these chores. On behalf of the virtuous wives, I humbly plead with their faithful husbands to try and help out with house chores. 

BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS

1 Chronicles 28:20

“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.”

Each and everyone has a purpose to accomplish on this earth, and once that purpose has been revealed unto you, be strong and courageous in accomplishing it. The word of this week is, “Do not be scared of anything or habour fear for anyone or thing because, the Lord who has called you to this work will never forsake you as you do His work.”

Challenges and discouragements will definitely come, but rest assured that God will be with you throughout. He is in front of you, behind you, and by your sides all through the journey all day all night. Just recognize His voice and heed Him. 1 Chronicles 28:9 tells, “If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.”

Just in case you are unaware: the reward of working for the Lord is so handsome and generational. Your children’s children’s children’s children, and on and on and on, will reap the fruits of your service to the Lord.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 7

Character #7

The 7th character of a virtuous woman is her business-mindedness and her mastery over money. 

BUSINESS MINDEDNESS

Yes every virtuous woman is well vest in the basic principles of business and wealth creation. Whether it be savings, investments, leverage, asset acquisition and/or setting up enterprises, the virtuous woman knows at least the basics. Proverbs 31:16 says she carefully considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard.

No virtuous woman is controlled by money or it’s demands.  “Mmaa ani ne sika”. This is an Akan adage literally translated as “women eyes and money”. It means women love money. I want to announce to you that when it comes to money, the virtuous woman is on another level. The virtuous woman is not overtaken by the demands of money like most women, instead, she controls the “sword of money” with much skill.

My dear virtuous lady, you ought to understand money, how it operates and how you can manipulate it to your advantage and that of your family as a whole. It’s not enough to know, get to work now!