Today while running I kept hearing, “She considered a field”. Then I thought of the verses in Proverbs…
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earning she plants a vineyard. Proverbs 31:16
Then I kept seeing a woman walking around a field, assessing it and considering it. Then in a confident move she buys it.
I felt the Lord encouraging me that as I continue to “buy into” His plans for my life, He will continue to guide and bless and prosper me and my family.
I saw a woman who was respected and revered by her family and she walked in honor and nobility. I know God has called me to walk this way, but many times I’ve been afraid of it. Afraid of being misunderstood. Afraid of being called a domineering woman. Afraid of many different lies. So often, I would make myself less, so others would never feel uncomfortable with me.
Then I think of Deborah. She was a judge and must have been a very good one because she was asked advice and then asked to accompany the warriors into battle.
And Esther, she walked into the Kings court uninvited to save her people. What a brazen thing to do! But it was necessary for the time and hour which she lived.
Why would any of us, whether male or female, shy away from our calling because of perceived discomfort in others? Why would any of us let a person rob from what God has given us?
When we look at it this way, the answer is very clear.
I will walk in whatever way God leads me. I will buy the fields He leads me to buy. I will stand in silence when He directs and speak boldly when He releases me. Will you?
No matter what hurts you’ve experienced in the past, they are not worth the sacrifice of your future. God made you to do important things. We all have a calling. We all have a purpose. We are all necessary.
Today, I hope you will take a moment and let God speak courage and bravery to your heart. Whether you lean toward being too meek or too bold, let Him begin to further cultivate you. Let Him show you where to release and when to exercise restraint. He alone knows every moment. He alone can direct your path.
Then Moses said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” Exodus 33:15
But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13