“A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands”- Proverbs 14:1
Have you ever read a scripture and before you asked the Holy Spirit to give you insight, you automatically decided “That’s not about me!” Yep. Proverbs 14:1 did that for me. But let’s face it: Women are emotional creatures. We thrive off impulse and we do what “feels right” or what our “heart is telling us”. Which is great…if you’re an immortal character in a twilight saga! But I asked myself “What would cause a woman to sabotage her own house?” The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon, the son of King David and Bathsheba. King Solomon, according to the bible had 700 wives and 300 jump-offs…yeah he knew a thing or two about women. Let’s not forget his mother, whom contrary to popular belief, gave great sound advice when it came to watching strange woman. But my God what is in his DNA to LOVE strange woman because the poor guy just couldn’t help himself. But what could’ve possibly been going on in that time of Solomon’s life for him to not include this statement but to START a passage with this statement. Back to my question, “What would cause a woman to sabotage her own house?” Was it something he saw this mother do? Was one of his wives upset up with him? What about his many mistresses? I could go on and on about the various scenarios that would cause a great man like King Solomon, to write about the woman his mother desperately tried to warn him of. But regardless of the action, what is the motive? There are at least 5 reasons why a woman would tear her own house down:
We’ve all had the moment. The milli-second where your entire being is consumed with rage and it doesn’t matter who they’re mama is, what they’re doing there, the only question are asking is “You want some of this? The current expression of frustration is all you’re concerned with but never do we take into consideration that the aftermath is so costly!
She wants her voice to be heard!
Naturally, women are strong influencers. Whether good: the women who supported Jesus’s ministry with their substance. Or bad: Delilah pulling Samson’s covenant secret from his lips. This is reserved for someone when you’ve tried to speak and your voice has been muted but oh yea, I bet you can understand action! Sometimes action speaks louder than words! If you’re not the greatest communicator, more than likely you will end DOING a lot of things you don’t have to do.
Some women are just cray cray. If you want to understand witchcraft, understand a woman who wants to be in control at all of expense! I’m talking someone who goes above and beyond to manipulate a situation to get THEIR desired end result. That’s a characteristic if you carry it, deal with it head on. It will only destroy YOU in the end.
Sing it with me “When a woman’s fed up, there’s nothing you can do about ittttt….”. Such a very depressing place to be. This is the time and place where you’ve ran out of options, solutions and resolutions. You’re done. Two things will happen: You give up or you give in. Either way the end is folly and your fate is sealed.
There is no way to explain this except to say that is a spirit. This is a suicidal circumstance. This scripture can best be represented by this abortive attitude. That you yourself will kill opportunities before they can fully manifest. It’s difficult to pick up because you get so wrapped up in the actual emotion of WHY you have this attitude. Most times, it’s rooted in fear.
Ask yourself the hard question “Have I sabotaged my own house?” Not just your home life but your career, your relationships, your walk with God, your creative side, your capacity or God-given opportunities? First things first: ALWAYS repent. Whether you knowingly have done this or unknowingly, we all have been given the opportunity to turn away and try to make things right. Remember, we will have to give an account for the things we have done. Whether we meant to or not. It is our God-given responsibility to fulfill our mission. Next, fill yourself with the word. If you’ve could’ve done this on your own, YOU WOULD HAVE! The only One who is able to empower you is God Almighty himself. You have to combat that sabotage mindset, that’s acted out through anger and rooted in fear, with the word of God. It won’t happen overnight but little but little by little you will see yourself become a woman who will build her house and allow God to fortify its walls.