Sunday, May 19, 2013

Quiet Time

Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
    do not trust your own cleverness.
 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
    for they will surely sprout wings
    and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23: 4-5

A verse that came to me this week and stuck as I strive to find the work/Motherhood balance that works for me and our family.  It is not so much that I am trying to "get rich", it is that success is very rewarding and drives you for more.  Not necessarily a bad thing but right now my priority is family and the balance is a struggle.  I am so thankful for the blessings God has placed on my business but I want to make sure I always keep that in check with what is true and important.

This week this verse speaks to me regarding my career but in other weeks I will have to remember it when "stuff", material possessions, gain to much importance to me.


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Claire Adams said...

Marianne, Thank you so much for sharing that verse from Proverbs and your personal insight through a designer's eyes. It was just what I needed this morning; actually brought me to tears. This is a constant struggle for me in the world of interiors. Working hard to make someone's home a haven; gaining self-confidence, yet realizing God gave me the gift of creativity; all while not becoming so obsessed with material items that build no eternal wealth. Truly, Proverbs 23 is like a breath of fresh air to my spirit. Thank you! Claire Adams <><
Raleigh, NC!