Proverbs 31:24

She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

As I’ve mentioned before the Proverbs 31 woman works at home and helps contribute to the family income. How many women want to do that today? Heaps, and yet, because of financial commitments and social pressures, they find it hard to be able to do this. It takes time to set up a business, develop a solid client base and know that regular income is coming in. If you’re in the fortunate position of having funds behind you, or a husband who can support you and the family financially whilst you build up your business, then that is great, but what if that isn’t the case?

Perhaps building up your business part time, on the side, slowly is the answer. As long as the funds are used to help get existing commitments out the way, and not establish new ones.

My eldest daughter is a seamstress. She studied Textiles and Formalwear at college and got her Diploma. She currently works with a Dry Cleaner doing repairs on garments, but makes wedding gowns, bridesmaids gowns and formal gowns on the side at home, slowly but surely building a reputation of a good seamstress. This is her passion and she’s willing to do work that will pay the bills, but isn’t her passion, in order to allow time for the other to gradually develop. Her husband is a qualified bookkeeper and will look after that side of the business for her, once she is ready to work fulltime from home – in and around her family (when that happens). After all, she grew through her teen years watching her mother develop a home-based business and she understands the time and effort put in to make it work.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you for gifting us with the ability to work with our hands, to make provision for our families, and to enjoy the work we are doing.  Thank you Father that You provide for us on a daily basis as we work with faith and what you have given us to do.

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