“…make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11
I think every day about our life, and my function in it; what I can do to better our family and how to take care of everyone. Over time, I have realized that I can’t do everything on my own, but I can do a big part! I find it my responsibility to be the nurturer, caretaker, strategist, and fixer-upper for the family because that is the model I strive to mirror. Proverbs 31:27 talks about the Wife of Noble Character and describes her as one who, “…watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” This is the identity I want to emulate.
So how does this tie into living simply? Well, by being a Wife of Noble Character, who is frugal, wise, smart, strategic, skillful, and confident, I strive to live a quiet life not only by refusing to boast in my achievements, but by considering my achievements to mean something. Some examples of this would be to master the art of bread-making, become a seamstress, make sure there is a meal on the table every night, be frugal with our finances, and make sure my household runs smoothly. These may seem trivial and small to some, but to me, they are building blocks to becoming the woman I want to be.