Monday, October 12, 2020



What is management?

Management can be defined as skillful handling of anything put in your care.

God's purpose is to make your home a showpiece for all to see.

Good management of resources qualifies you for more of God's blessings. To manage your resources properly, you need wisdom. (Proverbs 24:3).

When you operate in the wisdom of God, no matter how little the resources in your hand, it will always be more than enough.

Wisdom demands that you always set your priorities right. It is lack of discipline and integrity to spend beyond your means.

Even though they are general management rules that we can follow, you require the wisdom of God to devise unique ways of managing your home, because the priorities in other homes may not be the same in your home. This is why you need creativity to be able to meet every need of your home without running helter-skelter.

You need stock-taking; take stock of what comes into your home from time to time and keep record of your expenses.

In any home, the woman is seen as the manager. The husband provides for the home but it is the duty of the wife to manage whatever is available per time to ensure that it is judiciously used. A typical example of a good home manager is the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10 - 31. Every woman who strictly follows the example of the virtuous woman will have every cause to smile.

You might not have everything but the little you have, with a good sense of management, it becomes adequate. Your home must be well planned. Take cognizance of the little things that you may think don't matter. (Proverbs 31:13 AMP)

She prepares not just any kind of food but the well balanced diet that will bring nourishment to the bodies of her household. (Proverbs 31:14 AMP)

The first part of Proverbs 31:15 AMP talks about praying and giving thanks for your family; talking to God on behalf of everyone in your family. The second part talks about assigning the various duties in the home to your children and any other persons living with you including house helps - who does what and when to do it. This makes the work in the house lighter and quicker to get accomplished.

Let your financial impact be felt by your household. Some women wait for their husband to provide the money for even salt. But when she is a contributor, the husband looks around the house feeling proud of his wife. This enhances closeness in the relationship. (Proverbs 31:16 AMP)

There are some things you can make at home instead of buying them. This saves you money to put into other use. (Proverbs 31:22)

You need time management!

The greatest duty in life is the control of time.

Don't spend your time anyhow; otherwise before you know it, the day is gone. Time cannot be stock-piled like raw materials; it is either invested or wasted. If your time is not properly allocated to something specific, it becomes lost.

Hear this, relationship is built over time.

Source: Codes For Blissful Marriage (Chapter 7)
Copyright © 2007 by Mary A. Abioye

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