Hello my fellow Proverbs 31 women in Progress!
As we all know, the Proverbs 31 woman is an astute money manager. I must admit that I wish I was as smart as her in money matters! Anyway…
As I was meditating on Proverbs 31 chapter, I realized that the Proverbs 31 woman had a financial virtuous circle that I decided to follow and share with you today!
Here is the process of this financial virtuous circle:
Vision => Careful planning => Diligent work => Profit earning => Investment => Confidence
The Proverbs 31 woman has a vision for her household. She wants to improve the status of her home, and to help her husband to increase his prestige.
Her vision is motivated by the love she has for her family and not by selfish reasons. She is the perfect helpmeet.
No project can succeed without careful planning. The Proverbs 31 woman sets her goals and assesses the talents and skills she can use to advance her vision. She prays God to have strength and courage to carry out her plans.
I imagine that she probably talks about her projects to her husband if she’s married – after all when you’re married, you are supposed to be a team – even if the Biblical text seems to show her as a rather independent woman when she carries out her projects.
After all, she is a wise woman who can make sound financial decisions!
After planning and dreaming, here is the moment of action! The Proverbs 31 woman is a very dynamic and resourceful woman. No laziness allowed here!
She efficiently runs her business projects and uses her talents with success! She is a manufacturer and a distributor – she controls the whole chain of production of her products. Can you imagine that?
Well, the Proverbs 31 woman does not work for free, but she earns profit from her diverse business ventures. She’ll use her profit wisely, not on foolish things, but she’ll invest her profit, so that it will multiply for the benefit of her household.
Now, here is the extreme wisdom of this woman: she invests her money in ventures which will provide her an income – in the Biblical text it’s said that she plants a vineyard with her profit, and that she acquires a field. Basically, she buys assets.
Today, the investments which would provide a regular income are a portfolio of stocks, or real estate, for example.
I imagine the Proverbs 31 woman as a woman who gets her income from multiple streams of income – I’ll develop this concept in an upcoming post.
As a brilliant woman who took care of her financial affairs very well, she can laugh of the future.
She has savings in her bank account.
She has invested her money wisely and have multiple streams of income.
Her husband can rest and follow his own projects because he has a beautiful helpmeet at home who can look after his financial interests.
Her children are well taken care of and lack nothing.
Her family raises to praise her!
This is what happens when trusting God is accompanied by wise actions!
What do you think of this financial virtuous circle? Please share your point of view!