"you did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."
What a great feeling to know that we were "chosen" by God!
We were chosen not only for salvation but for a certain purpose.
If you are a Proverbs 31 woman you have purpose everyday. You may think no one notices, but He notices everything.
When you are feeling unappreciated, think on Him.
When you wonder if this is your purpose, know He has chosen this for you - it is the highest calling to be a godly woman.
When you have a pity party over the laundry thinking "God, why me?" God would answer you: "If not you, than who?"
Rethink it as "Thank God it is me!"
You have the unique opportunity to influence every person in your home. You can choose to show a godly example to your children (even when they don't appreciate it), to be a sexy, loving, affectionate helpmeet to your husband (even when he doesn't appreciate it), a helpful, prayerful woman of the church (even when no one notices it).
All that matters is that HE sees it...
Paul tells us in his letter to the Colossians :
"And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not to men, Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ." (3:23-24)
When you choose something - do it purposefully. How great to be chosen by the All Mighty! Shouldn't that bring forth joy in you every day. A God-chosen purpose every day! Wow!
We are given a great command in Philippians 4:4:
"Rejoice in the Lord, again I will say, rejoice!"
What is your purpose? What were you chosen for? Don't dwell on these thoughts. I can answer that for you. Your purpose is to be a godly woman.Start today, and start here at Proverbs 31:
"Her children rise up and call her blessed..." (v. 28)"...the heart of her husband safely trusts her;..." (v. 11)
"She extends her hand to the poor..." (v. 20)
Proverbs 31 has so much to strengthen and encourage us. And I remind you: If not you, than who? Who could God trust with your job that would do it as well?
Father, Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for your special God-given purpose everyday. And thank you for the ability to accomplish this purpose today. Help me to be the godly woman you have chosen for Your purpose.