Gender prejudice

The prejudicial prayer

Hey fam! Happy weekend, how was your week? Mine was personally challenging but it ended well. You know the joyous feeling of getting answers after a troubling time of asking questions and no reply nor hint…yeah that clearly describe my 3rd week in February 2021.

Of course you know I always have stories to share and I am thankful for the feedbacks I have recently been getting that you, Difers love the stories. To the story of today, it happened that I was the only lady in a short prayer session. When the prayer coordinator was about to round off, he said some prayer points that directly addressed everyone present. He started with me;

Prayer: Lord we thank you that you bless your daughter Ifeoluwa to stay undefiled that she births God’s generals.
Response: Amen

He continued with the prayers for male and they were channeled towards career progression, doing great with international recognition and opportunities. Immediately, he started with my prayer, I knew he couldn’t repeat that same trend of prayers to the males. As good as that prayer was, it clearly reflected the coordinator’s bias rationale that child birth or raising children is women’s utmost trophy in life.

Isn’t it supposed to be a good and normal thing if a woman births, raises goodly children and she also fulfills her great career dreams, becomes a woman of influence and impacts. Why do people attach woman’s success to marital/family achievements? It seems as if the world would have grown out of this gender prejudice mentality but sadly this gender role bias has become a culture that the ‘wokeness’ in the 21st century has not overcome.

Thankfully, it’s timely that we have a clear example in Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She is a great power woman and yet she has her family, her children who are also doing well with national and internal recognition. Needless to say, she is the frontliner of her family’s name.

Personally, I don’t have energy for confrontation or argument when I perceive gender prejudice but be rest assured I take note and it further encourages me to truly live in the total goodness and greatness that God has ordained for me. If God didn’t give me bars to what I can do, no man is permitted to give me bars.

I leave you with these words, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.” Philpians 4:13 (Amplified)

Have a splendid weekend Difers!
You already know it’s je t’aime mon ami from me to you🤗🤗🤗.

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