You can never understand the complete measure of your power as a woman: you are in the image of God. Still you can create the difference for your man and your future together by becoming your best self. He doesn’t know what your innate gifts and influence on him will be. But with boldness and courage from the wellspring of a quiet spirit offer him an advantage – the advantage of having a person beside him like you.

Your being there propels him closer to success. What kind of success? Every kind! He is, as you, spirit, soul and body. There is much potential in your man; packed into him with his destiny by God. It will be worthwhile for you to become your best, most effective self: “standing in front” of him, his “counterpart.”

Of the Proverbs 31 man the Bible says, “Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders (senators) of the land.” He is obviously well known (or he would not be sitting there among the leaders). Her efforts helped him there.

You are like the Proverbs 31 woman. The wise woman might dabble in real estate, plant a vineyard, buy and sell in the marketplace. She reaches out to the needy. She is not passive, her bold adventures fill her day…and she looks glorious (clothed in silk). She is strong and she leaves you breathless with accomplishment.

Whether your gifts and dreams are completely domestic or go beyond, the key to your power lies in knowing you have power. A wise wife does not stand around waiting to be told what to do. Bursting with female charm, ideas, initiatives and dreams, she runs her household well, every person in it is safe.

Her husband is not left behind in her ambition. Check her priorities: “The heart of her husband safely trusts in her…she will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.” (Pro 31) Whatever else you accomplish in life, get it right at home first! The place nearest to your heart needs to be your first concern. When that is right, when your heart is full and your role played well, all the rest of life will fall into place.

You can play only your role, of course, and no one else’s. Perform it well. The influence you have on your husband will be profound. How do you begin this ambitious lifestyle? Early tomorrow morning, roll over while you are still in bed, lie close, put your arm over his chest, and pray silently for your husband. This is between just you and God. Do it every morning. You can make the difference!

Where your husband goes, what he accomplishes, be there; you will make all the difference. You have the power.

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