CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 15

Character #15

Some women have been made to believe that they will not have enough time for their husband and children if they get serious with their careers,  dreams, or wealth creation. Many women have abandoned their aspirations with the sole reason of becoming good wives. This mentality, although profitable to those who followed it  is not what the good book teaches. Because the Proverbs 31 woman was a successful business woman and a successful wife. The issue lies with how best a lady can keep her life balanced. Bible says false balance is an abomination and so my fellow ladies let’s invest time to discover how best we can keep all aspects of out lives balanced.

The virtuous woman was an international business woman and yet a successful wife. She began her fabric career with producing flax and wool from her field, then she spindled them into sashes, tapestry, scarlet and finally linen garments.Black woman paying bills online

Her business was very progressive: from sewing for her household to sewing for her community folks and then exporting them to other nations via the merchants. “She makes linen garments, and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants” (Proverbs 31:24). Out of her profit she bought a field and started vineyard probably to start a brewery.

So you see? Heaven wants to see you reach your full potential, just be well balanced. There is an adage in Akan which literally translates “If your farms are many you still have to weed them all”. I have said it before; the success of a wife is primarily assessed from her home.
I personally believe that the husband of the Proverbs 31 woman was very supportive in his wife living her dream. So let no man stop his wife from fulfilling her aspirations, support her instead and guide her to live a balanced life.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VIRTUOUS WOMAN 3

Character #3

This character of the Virtuous Woman is actually my favourite and has hence necessitated a promise I have made myself: “I will do him good and not evil all the days of my life” (Proverbs 31:12).

Which character am I talking about?

FAITHFULNESS. 

FAITHTULNESS is a virtue and the make of the Virtuous Woman.

A faithful wife is like the camel, and like the camel she is the faithful companion of the traveller (husband) upon the desert. She makes up her mind to remain faithful in both times of good and bad. Her mindset is echoed in the words of the officiating minister at the marriage altar –  “… for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health… till death do you part”. Faithfulness defined!

And so, I ask you aspiring Virtuous Woman. Would you be faithful in times when…

  • Your mother -in-law pressurises you to give her a grandchild after five years of marriage?
  • You have become the sole bread-winner of the family?
  • Your boss is offering a solution to your family’s financial predicaments in exchange for extramarital affairs?

Bear this in mind that, the richest man on earth is not necessarily the one with the greatest wealth, rather, the one surrounded with faithful men. The price of the Virtuous Woman is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10).

I entreat you to be faithful at all times as a wife, a mother, and a woman. For the presence of a faithful wife is a fountain of eternal peace, joy, and happiness.

BE A VIRTUOUS WOMAN!