Proverbs 6:6 "Take a lesson from the ants...learn from their ways and be wise! Even though they have no prince, governor, or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter." In contrast, Proverbs 6:26 tells us that an unfaithful woman will lead a man to poverty.
More often that not, the wife sets the tone for the home. She is the hub around which all activity seems to spin. The wife tends to be the schedule keeper and manager of the home, so it's only natural that she sets the pace and mood for the home.
In Proverbs 6, the readers' attention is drawn to the diligence of the ant. Ironically, they have no one hovering over them and micromanaging them. And yet, they are one of the most productive creatures of all time.
We would do well as wives to follow their example. We should be self-motivated and diligent in regards to the task around the home. And while we need to be characterized by those traits, it doesn't mean our homes, or our lives, will be perfect. Thank the Lord for that, because perfection hasn't showed up around these parts yet and I don't expect it ever will this side of heaven.
However, if I've been on Pinterest for an hour and suddenly realize that I have nothing prepared for dinner, that the dishes are overflowing out of the sink, (it's true! See my video!) that the house is a wreck, or, ahem, I've been working on blog posts too long, I have mixed up my priorities.
My first priority before going to that mental place of relaxation called the Internet (it's like a free mental vacation people!) is to check my responsibilities around the home.
I'm not saying everything needs to be perfect before I go on the Internet (or I'd NEVER be on there!) but the point, is to keep my responsibilities in check and give them the priority they deserve.
I don't know about you, but if I am not managing my time well and I am suddenly face to face with the dinner hour and the house is a mess, I feel stressed and can get impatient with my sweet lovies around the home. Boo! I don't like being like that, but when I am diligent with my responsibilities, it lessens the likelihood of that happening. (And while we're on the topic of dinner hour, could someone please tell me that they have also been guilty of burning the dinner because they went to check Facebook "for a minute". I'm ashamed to admit, it's happened several times!)
So, there you go sisters. Today's step towards a stronger marriage is this: be diligent in our responsibilities. It will bless our husband's and we'll feel a whole lot better at the end of the day, too.
Join me tomorrow as we take a look at Proverbs 7 .
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