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Read: Proverbs 31:10-31

Meditation verse:

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as pillars, sculptured in palace style” (Psalm 144:12).

The life of a male and female child may follow the same trajectory from birth, until when the female gets married and begins to have children. In essentially all countries, the responsibility of caring for the child and keeping the home falls predominantly on the woman and this usually will come at the time of full launch of her career. The stress of combining work and family has caused a significant number of women to take career breaks and work at home as full-time wives and mothers, devoting all their time, intellect, and energy to running their homes and to their children’s upbringing.
Those who manage to remain in careers, find themselves grappling with juggling the demands of both and must keep taking time off work to nurse a sick child or attend a crucial event at their child’s school. Invariably this will impact upon their chances for promotion and career progression. Marriage and motherhood, though beautiful have had a significant influence on the life course of many women. Career scholars are agreed in the assertion that the young parenthood stage is the most stressful period for a woman. 


It’s International Women’s Day today, and we are taking time to celebrate and honor women all over the world for the amazing work that we do. According to Ann Crittenden, best-selling author of “IF YOU HAVE RAISED KIDS, YOU CAN MANAGE ANYTHING”, Leadership begins at home. She says a mother’s responsibilities include components of at least 17 different professions. A mother is a financial manager and consultant, Crisis manager, Nutritionist, Counsellor, Project Management consultant, Child development Supervisor, Doctor, Nurse, Teacher, Educationist, Psychologist, Adviser and Team Manager.


So, woman, Celebrate and love on yourself today. Irrespective of your life’s journey, realize that you are enough and deserve the best that life has to offer. Be brave enough to demand more and be disciplined and do the work required to be more and to get more. Happy International Women’s Day.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

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