February 26, 2011

Women's Liberation - A Christ Movement

There are numerous women and girls that empower others to dominate their lives. Teenage girls give up their virginity to boys that don't understand their value or worth – in search of love and affection. Adult women put their dreams and aspirations on a 20-year hold to take care of their family - ending up broke or homeless due to divorce. Or, single mothers that expand their family when a large source of their household income is at the expense of public assistance or a social service agency. The list goes on and on and on.....

For years, The SOFEI Group (formerly known as Virtuous Enterprises, Inc.) has provided services to enrich the quality of lives of women and girls. And, during these years, I've discovered programs and services are as effective as the people that want to invest in themselves to change the direction of their lives. Change starts within! This is where the power starts too - within the core of our being.

For Women’s History Month, I’m calling women to reclaim their power through a Christ Liberation Movement! God did not create us to live in bondage. He created us to demonstrate His glory and power through us! Second Corinthians 3:17b states, "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (freedom). This is the source of our power - God's spirit, not sex, designer clothes, jewelry, or money. The spirit feeds the soul (e.g., mind and emotions) and when our spirits are subjugated, our lives are too.

So women, let go of the past and claim your freedom today by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never put you down or criticize you because you are fearfully and wonderfully made! Don’t worry about what others think or say. Be like Nike and Just Do It! You have more to gain than to lose! Take back your power today and empower other women and girls to do the same.

Deborah M. Avens
Chief Empowerment Officer

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