Professor Helen Mitchell shares an encouragement for women in the workplace.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Proverbs 31:30 (NIV)
“Part of the battle for women in the workforce is to be recognized as equal. Striving to be seen for her leadership and valued for who she is and for her contributions in the marketplace and at home, a woman seeks affirmation from our culture — but it is often unmet.
If Jesus were sitting here with us now in this conversation, what would he say about the worth and work of women? What would he say to women who confess they feel like second-class citizens in the workplace? What would he say to women who are trying to balance work and family?
God has given each woman a unique purpose in life, along with the talents and spiritual gifts to fulfill it. Genesis 1 invites both the man and the woman to partner with him in co-creating and managing the earth and everything in it. God calls some to be in the marketplace for a season, some not at all, and a few to serve in the highest positions of leadership and influence. God created every woman uniquely, each one different from the next.”