I'm on a mission to find out what the Bible says about women, more specifically women in the marketplace, women who are leading. I have come across something interesting that I want to share. We live in a different world today where women have claimed their place in the work force and not just in an office or something similar. Some of those women work in direct sales or MLM from home, we can all name a few. We have this group of women who stay at home raising babies and taking care of the household while still providing a supplemental income. Whether is fitness coaching, makeup, cleaning supplies, shampoo, ketones or kitchenware. It doesn't matter if people accept it or not they are doing serious work in their particular industry making money at home from a phone or tablet. It's incredible! On the other hand these women and some men are bashed for being "scams" or not really working and so on. But what I found in my Bible search is something that has fascinated me! One of my favorite passages in the Proverbs 31. As I read it with a different mindset the verses jumped out at me with these women who work from home in the direct sales space. They were the first people I thought of reading this!
Proverbs 31:13- She works with eager hands.
Proverbs 31:15- She gets up while it is still night, provides food for her family and servants.
Proverbs 31:18-She sees her trading is profitable and her lamp does not go out at night.
Proverbs 31:24- She makes linen clothes and sells them.
Proverbs 31:27 She watches over her household affairs and does not eat the bread of laziness.
Proverbs 31:31- Honor her for all her hands have done and let her worlds bring her praise at the city gates.
What you are doing matters and it does contribute to your household! You are doing as you were called to provide for your family! Keep up the hard work. God believes in you and your family seems the fruits of your labor. It says right here you get up a night to provide! How many direct sales people are up to the early hours of morning working on their business?! Those that want to win are! The moms who know it's going to be most quiet when all the family is fast asleep, that's if they even go to sleep. How many moms are hustling in their side business crafting and creating their products?! Those that want to win and provide! My point is don't be ashamed or embarrassed by what you do for work. Keep it up. Don't give in and done quit on a bad day. Work hard at your business because soon you will buy your own vineyard whatever that vineyard may be!