Friday, September 4, 2015

Will You Die with Guilt?

Indra Nooyi is the CEO of PepsiCo. In an interview, she said that women who say they have it all, pretend to have it all. Every woman must make a choice to be a wife, or a mother, etc. She admitted there were many times she would die with guilt; "just die with guilt."  "If you were to ask our daughters if I was a good mother, I am not sure they would say I was a good mother, I am not sure... The biological clock and career clock are in total conflict with each other.When you have kids, you have to build a career. Just as you're rising to middle management, your kids need you. They need you for the teenage years...Then your parents are aging and they need you too... Stay-at-home mothering was a full-time job... Being a CEO of a company is three full-time jobs all rolled into one. How can you do justice to all? You can't. The person who hurts the most through this whole thing is your spouse; no question about it." 

Her husband said her list of priorities would look like this: the first three would be PepsiCo, then her two daughters, her parents and at the bottom of the list would be her husband. She told him he should be happy he's on the list so he shouldn't complain! 

Right before the interview, Sheryl Sandberg, the woman who wrote the book Leaning In, texted to tell Mrs. Nooyi that she was doing a great job of "leaning in." She has the applause of the feminists, but not the applause of her family. Whose applause matters most to you? Stop believing the lies society is shouting at you. Look into God's Word for directions on how a godly woman should live her life. {I Peter 3:1-6; Titus 2:3-5; I Timothy 5:5-14}

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
John 12:43

*You can watch the whole interview HERE.