Topic: Capable Hands [Monday March 09, 2015]
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.” -Proverbs 31:10 & 13
Sometime ago, God said to me, “Faith, you are born a blessing not a burden”! I wrote down those words in my Bible, so I would remember them always. You may ask that what if that Bible gets missing? Well, I took a step further to write it on the first page of every new Bible I got, and furthermore on the pages of my heart; because I am determined to be a blessing to my generation and not a burden.
It is very important for you to know that as good as marriage is in the intent of the Originator, there are responsibilities that must be accepted, in order for it to produce the desired results. Marriage is good when the parties involved are willing and obedient to work hand-in-hand. As a woman, if you don’t take the responsibility of being the help God intended for you to be, you will end up a liability. Responsibility is the price for greatness.
Yes, the husband is the head of the home and therefore, must provide for the members of his family; but as a help meet, you also have to be productive. I have observed that no man wants a wife that would be a burden to him. Every man wants a woman that will be an asset and not a liability. If a woman is not productive, she will invariably be burdensome to her spouse.
There are many things your hands can find to do. All you need is a will and commitment to work. You don’t need all the money in the world to start a profitable venture. What you need is an idea and the heart to work. I always have a pen and a piece of paper to write down ideas, wherever I am, as they drop into my spirit. As God speaks to you or as certain things drop into your spirit-man, don’t procrastinate; work at it immediately!
Although, not everyone would enjoy a white collar job, there are many other things you can engage in to make your hands profitable. You have been endowed with a lot of potentials that must not go to waste. A virtuous woman is a productive woman. Her hands are never idle. She is creative and industrious. As you engage your hands today, I see God increasing and prospering your family!
Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.