She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
My dear Proverbs 31 women in progress,
I know it’s been nearly a month since my last post. I’ve been very busy with my current job lately as I started a new assignment which was quite complex. However, I take it as a new challenge and I do my best to deal with it.
Well, speaking of my job, something striked me recently. I realized that I wasn’t happy to work for other people and that I wanted to mind my own business.
I talked about it to my mother this afternoon and she told me ‘Don’t worry dear, you’ll eventually make it on your own’.
Why now? Why did I literally sacrificed several years of my life to finally have this kind of thoughts?
I want to be my own boss
When you work for someone, you can’t organize your time as you wish and in a job like mine (I am currently an internal auditor in a leading French bank), you literally don’t count your hours to work for other people and you barely get recognition for what you do.
I mean, I am grateful for my job – don’t think I’m not. I am thankful for my job and for all the opportunities the Lord has put on my way. I am grateful for everything the Lord has done for me in every way, including my career.
But lately, I was thinking that I wanted to be closer to what God expects from His daughters and the passage about the Proverbs 31 woman opened my eyes: I need to be an entrepreneur at home!
The example of the Proverbs 31 woman
The Proverbs 31 woman makes linen garments and sells them. She supplies merchants with sashes. She is a manufacturer and a supplier. She is an excellent businesswoman who earns a profit from her ventures. I saw it and I thought that I also wanted to be my own boss. I want to have my own business at home.
In that way, I can be able to pursue other hobbies and interests, and be available for a potential husband and for my family- which I can’t do right now with my current job.
I want to be a woman capable of dealing with business and money, like the Proverbs 31 woman. The only thing I need to do is looking at my talents to see which one I can turn into a profit.
Lydia of Thyatira
Lydia is another example of God-fearing businesswoman. She was a merchant of purple who converted to Christianity and was the first documented European to be converted to this new religion coming from the Middle East. After her household and herself were baptized, she invited the Apostle Paul to stay at her place. Though her life is quite unknown, she is an example of a working woman in the Ancient Times, who could be very successful in business. Her example deeply inspired me in my will and my thoughts to start a business of my own.
My next steps
Of course, I am not leaving my job right now. I will pray about it. I will ask for God’s will, so that He can show me what I have to do. I don’t know if you have the same thoughts, or if you also want to start your own business but if you want to do it, just follow these steps:
- Pray the Lord
- Assess your talents
- Start right away!
Okay, that’s all for today! Do you want to start your own business? Are you tired of your current professional or financial situation? Don’t hesitate to share your comments below!
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