The Virtuous Woman: Balancing Your Daily Task With Strength and Grace

Hi Flourishing Mom!!

When I think about the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, I think of a woman who exemplifies inner and outer strength "woman of noble character." This chapter provides us with valuable insights into how she managed to live a balanced life, fulfilling her various roles as a mother, businesswoman, wife, homemaker, community servant, and one that didn’t skip on her self-care needs. But as I read this more and more it seems like she did it all with such strength and grace. What was her secret? Here are are couples of things she put into practice.

1. Prioritized Her Tasks
The virtuous woman recognized the importance of prioritizing her tasks. She understood that a well-organized and planned approach was necessary to manage all her her task effectively. In Proverbs 31:15, it says, "She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens." By starting her day early, she ensured that her family's needs were met and that her tasks were accomplished efficiently. Rising early sets your day.

2. Planned Her Daily Activities
To maintain balance in her life, the virtuous woman practiced strategic planning. She recognized the value of time and used it wisely. In Proverbs 31:16, it states, "She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard." This verse indicates that she carefully evaluated her options, made informed decisions, and invested her time and resources wisely. By planning ahead, she was able to fulfill her duties as a businesswoman, wife, and homemaker.

3. Nurtured Her Family
While engaging in her various roles, the virtuous woman never neglected her responsibilities as a mother. In Proverbs 31:27, it says, "She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness." She attended to her children's needs, ensuring their well-being and nurturing their growth. Despite her busy schedule, she was actively involved in their lives, providing love, guidance, and support.

Prioritized Self-Care: Even amidst her many roles and responsibilities, the virtuous woman recognized the importance of self-care. She understood that taking care of herself was necessary to fulfill her duties effectively. Proverbs 31:25 says, "Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come." This verse suggests that she possessed inner strength and maintained a joyful spirit, which resulted from a balanced and well-nurtured life. "She also girds herself with strength and strengthens her arms." Proverbs 31:17

4. She Feared The Lord
She made sitting at the feet of Jesus her top priority. She did it all through His strength, guidance, wisdom, and grace. She did not neglect the ONE thing that was needed. "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30


The virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 serves as an inspiration to us all. Her example teaches us the importance of wisdom, organization, and grace as we strive to fulfill our own roles and responsibilities. By seeking God's guidance, we can draw strength from the virtuous woman's example and find harmony in our lives as we navigate and serve in our roles.

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