The Bread of Idleness

I found this unpublished post from October/November of 2018 and felt that it was appropriate to share now.

My husband was away on travel for 2 weeks during the month of October; and when he returned, our Cookie Girl contracted a stomach virus. She had it for about a week, and we’re still praying for her appetite to return. So, needless to say, it was a rough month. In fact, it was one of those months where I wanted to wallow in self-pity and discontentment. Where I felt lonely and tired, and isolated. But I had to fight to keep my mind off of such things because it would get me absolutely nowhere.

Throughout the book of Proverbs, a wise woman is described as intelligent, capable, comforting, encouraging, strong, hard working, generous, and so much more. But if you take notice of verse 31:27 (AMP) it says, “She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.” When I read this I realized it was a choice each woman has to make for herself. We can sit and worry and wallow; or we can keep busy, ask for help, and feast on the Word of God, the bread of LIFE.

Will there be hard days (weeks, months, or even, years)? Yes! But refusing to wallow in self-pity and choosing to feast on the Word of God instead, can change our perspective and attitude in a matter of minutes.

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