"...in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
Many African-American women are struggling with an Eve complex. They feel as though they are operating under a curse that cannot be removed. They live in a white male-dominated society that seems to work against them because they are black. They are even more frustrated when they come home to a world where black men, who should know their frustration, dominate and discriminate against them because they are women.
The new black woman is operating on a revised playing field, which presents her with a new challenge. She is no longer expected to watch her personal dreams die as a prerequisite to motherhood. She is no longer expected to walk behind a man; in fact, many are assuming the burden of raising a family without a man at all. While she is playing on a different playing field than the African-American woman of the past, there is one thing she still needs that all women before her had to have: the power of God!
She may work in corporate America, but she still needs God!
She may be a professional clerical worker or drive a city bus, but she still needs God!
Every African American woman should rip that page out of our history, if nothing else, and resolve, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
Regardless of the changing societal dynamics and the progress made, every African-American woman still needs the power of God in her life. This underlines the importance of faith and spirituality as a source of strength, guidance, and support in the face of challenges, whether they are in corporate America or any other profession. Faith can provide the inner strength needed to persevere.
African-American women should take control of their own destinies and make a conscious decision to serve the Lord. This message of self-determination highlights the importance of making choices that align with one's beliefs and values, regardless of external pressures or circumstances.