She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks. —Proverbs 31:15
She rises before daylight to spend time with God. She knows that she can never be a good wife or mother and be able to adequately provide for others unless she feeds herself with spiritual food. I am sure she reads God’s Word, prays, worships, and praises and makes sure she is spiritually ready for the day. She prays, “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You” (Psalm 63:1 NKJV).
She also has a plan for the day. This is so important because I don’t believe we should be vague and thoughtless, merely getting up daily and waiting to see what happens. People who have this mentality rarely ever accomplish anything; they are usually frustrated and unfulfilled. Have a plan and work your plan. Be disciplined with your plan unless God shows you something else He wants you to do.
I encourage you to take charge of your life. Don’t let life manage you; you manage it! Be careful about making excuses—they rob people of their destiny more than any other thing. A great confidence booster is to feel that you are doing with your life what you know you should be doing.
Lord, I want to take charge of my life. I know that starts with my relationship with You. I seek to know You and worship You above all else. Amen.
From the book The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.