My dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in Progress,
I hope you’ve been well since my last post. Today, I wanted to share with you the prosperous habits I decided to implement in my life to reach my goals as a woman.
It’s funny that I call them “prosperous habits” – as a general rule, I avoid everything related to the prosperity gospel because I don’t like the underlying message of this gospel at all. But I named it in reference to 3 John 1,2:
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
So for me, prosperous habits are not necessarily related to money, but they are linked to my will to become a godly, wise and worthy woman.
Let’s examine the habits I decided to follow right now. I hope you’ll get inspired by this post today!
Habit #1: Seek God first
But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you
I’ve decided to pray and meditate the Bible first thing in the morning. I must admit it was hard sometimes at the beginning because it meant that I had to wake up earlier to do it (between 5 and 6 am). Fortunately, as I showed my dedication to God, God also showed me that He was pleased with my new habit. How? Sometimes, I wake up earlier (at 4:30) to start my praise & worship time without any alarm clock!
Also, I don’t measure the time I spend with God – at the beginning, I decided to spend 30 minutes but I found it to binding and legalistic. I decided to just pray and meditate my Bible.
I added another habit to my morning worship time: I read a chapter of the Book of Proverbs every evening before going to bed. It’s a habit I discovered when I read The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth and Happiness by Steven K. Scott.
The Book of Proverbs is THE Book to read and apply if you want to acquire wisdom in all the areas of your life, so I decided to incorporate it in my daily routine.
I can assure you that my new habit gives me strength and focus all day long!
Habit #2: Use my time wisely
I’ve been guilty of using my time with foolish things but I try to focus on what’s most important in my life. It’s true that it’s hard, but I really have to decide how I will use my time and get rid of all the unnecessary things in my life. I don’t want to waste time anymore because time is the only thing that can’t be redeemed.
How do I want to use my time now? By doing things that are profitable for me such as learning new things, take care of my home, starting new projects, managing my money wisely…
And guess what are the things I want to get rid of? Some stupid habits that take my focus away, such as TV shows binge watching. If you’re in my case, I would advise you to examine your current habits and determine what take your time away. Then, get rid of it!
Habit #3: Have a healthy mind in a healthy body
As you have noticed throughout my blog, I insist on the necessity to have a healthy mind and a healthy body because that’s what God requires from us. We should take care of our mind because they must be dedicated to God. We should take care of our body because it’s the instrument God gave us to accomplish our destiny and also because our bodies are Christ’s temple.
What does it concretely mean? It means that I decided to eliminate everything harmful for my mind and body and to give them only what’s good: good influences, encouraging friends and family members, proper diet and exercise.
Also, I decided to wait on the Lord for everything and not be anxious anymore about anything. This will be another challenge for me because I am a very impatient person. I want everything to go fast and I hope that God will help me in this area.
Habit #4: Practice self-discipline
Without self-discipline, nothing described above can happen.
Self-discipline will allow us to accept good in our lives and reject evil.
Self-discipline will enable us to shape our values.
Self-discipline will allow us to work hard for our studies, our jobs or projects.
Self-discipline will help us to put our appetites and passions under subjection.
Self-discipline will help us to avoid Satan’s snares and fables
Self-discipline will be the condition of your success in Jesus-Christ!
Well, that’s all for today? Are you identified other prosperous habits?
Please share them in the comments below!
Want more? Read also the following post: Self-Discipline Is The Key!
To go further:
|The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness
By Steven K. Scott / Random HouseAfter Steven Scott flunked out of six jobs in his first four years after college, his best friend, Gary Smalley, offered one simple suggestion that would transform his life: study a chapter in Proverbs every day. Two years later, using the amazing strategies he gleaned from Solomon, Scott started a small business. In this life-changing book, Scott reveals Solomon’s often-overlooked wisdom for achieving breakthrough success in one’s work, health, marriage, and relationship with God.
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