Whole-souled and unstoppable

In one of my earliest jobs, I worked in a department where I was the only woman, and my colleagues took great delight in telling off-color jokes and making sexist remarks in my presence at staff meetings. My boss thought this was funny and joined in. I didn’t find any of it funny and became increasingly uncomfortable. 

When I applied for a promotion in my department, I was not even interviewed, although I was very well qualified for the position. A man who was my junior was hired instead. When I asked my boss about this, he took my face in his hands and said that I was so pretty, why didn’t I just get married and not worry about it? 

I was at a loss for words. I felt humiliated and didn’t even want to go back to work. I needed the job, though, so I prayed and listened. God’s response was in the form of a question that kept coming to my thought: Who are you? 

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Transform your wilderness
March 4, 2019

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