Day 7 Of 31 Of FHH

 

Day 7 of 31 

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Whatever It Takes
Today, we are compared to merchant ships ☺ Let's look at the bigger picture because without Michelle's help, I would have NEVER gathered this Biblical truth on my own. Thankful for "older women" (Titus 2:3-5) in my life to help me learn more about His Word. 

A merchant vessel is a boat or ship that transports cargo or carries passengers or hire. 

So, why are we supposed to be like a merchant ship? If we look at the second part of the verse, "she brings her food from afar," it gives us the answer. She is willing to go far and wide to provide for her family.

Provide how? With income? With food? With clothes? With a bountiful room of toys and photo albums of vacations?
 

PLOT TWIST :: Scale back to look at the bigger picture (yet again).

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When I first read this, I assumed the author was talking about providing in a monetary sense. As a career woman, if someone says, "do whatever it takes to grow your business and in turn, that will provide for your family" it speaks my language. But it's just a fraction of how I could contribute. 

Providing an income is not what this verse means. Although God talks greatly about work ethic throughout the Bible, the character of a noble woman do not depend on how successful you are in your career. 

To go ABOVE & BEYOND to take care of your family... we must recognize our unique calling. The calling that no one else on the planet was chosen to be the wife to your husband and the mother to your children. 

That is our greatest responsibility. 

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There are "maybe" callings in our life. Where we can allow God to open doors for us and walk through in obedience - He gave us unique passions and talents to use for His glory. We must always remember that our role to be a daughter of the King, a wife, and/or a mom do not go away. Those are not negotiable. They don't come and go. They are there and we get to walk in that calling daily. 

"Whoever can be trusted with very
little can also be trusted with much, and
whoever is dishonest with very little will also
be dishonest with much" Luke 16:10
 

Are you doing a good job in your callings? 
Do you have any seeds of selfish ambition?
What do you want to do to be better in this area?


Comment below and tell me! 

PS. It has come to my attention that my "laura@lauramendenhall.com" email was going through some glitches... I've temporarily changed the "sender" to my other account (mendenhall.laura@gmail.com) so hopefully you all can hit reply and it work the right way. Let me know!