I don't know about you but this Scripture reaches out from my Bible to impress itself upon my heart with questions about my role as a wife, mother, and homemaker.
It asks if I am truly walking in those positions with an eternal purpose as my inspiration.
It asks if I genuinely cherish my privileged role caring for the precious souls God has placed in my life.
It questions my daily choices and whether they will lift up or tear down the atmosphere of a home that should welcome their hearts.
It causes me to assess the path I'm traveling and to examine whether I have strayed from truth and integrity into the ways of a broken world.
It reminds me to be quick to listen and slow to speak; to show those I love that what they have to say is important to me.
It grounds me with humility and a desire to step down from my self-built pedestal in order to serve.
It offers hope even when I've failed because I can build anew every day if I allow the Lord to guide me and abide in His ways.
Proverbs 14:1 reminds me just how blessed I really am.
Are you building your house, or tearing it down?