Interview with Sandra Areh – “The Fabulous, God-loving Career Woman – Striking A Balance”.

Women are wonderful creatures of God.

A proof of God’s artistry.

Although with a lot of cares like what to wear, what to use and what not, some of us are still kingdom ambassadors and passionately chasing after God – a relentless pursuit. Coupled with that, some women are career women.

How then do we give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God, what is God’s?

How do I balance my school/career work, my relationship and service for God and looking beautiful?

I had this amazing interview with the beautiful Sandra Areh on “The fabulous, God-loving career woman. – Striking a balance.”

You’re sure going to learn a thing or two..

Dupe: Welcome to Dupe’s blog ma. Can we meet you?

Sandra Areh: My name is Sandra Areh.

Dupe: What do you do?

Sandra Areh: I work as a Personal Assistant to a Legislator.


Dupe: On a scale of 1-10, how busy are you with work daily?

Sandra Areh: On the average 7-8


Dupe: Wow that’s on the high side.

How long have you been born again?

Sandra Areh: Over 7yrs.


Dupe: Great. Meaning you were still in school then?

Sandra Areh: Yes, I made the decision in my first week in school after I gained admission, although I was raised in a Christian home and I loved God.


Dupe: Were you involved in kingdom activities whilst in school?

Sandra Areh: Yes I was


Dupe: Was it easy? Having to do that along with school work.

Sandra Areh: I would say my time was planned, I had what you’ll call a triangular lifestyle- Lectures, church and back to my hostel. It wasn’t so demanding because I loved it…


Dupe: Interesting.

Can you share some of the challenges and struggles you had? If any.

Sandra Areh: Challenges in what area?


Dupe: Lecture/assignments and church/fellowship meetings. Did your lecture time disrupt your time for God?

Sandra Areh: Not necessarily. Most of my spiritual activities were in the evening/nights and I had lectures from morning-afternoon sometimes evening… There was really no disruption. 

Although, at some point I had to withdraw a little from some spiritual groups because my commitment was dropping due to time constraints and I put in my all into a select few. 

I had to be extra deliberate on my time management.



Dupe: Okay.

Now as a working class woman, has anything changed?

Sandra Areh: A PA job is all encompassing and very demanding. I only have a resumption time but I don’t have a closing time…


Dupe: Wow!

How do you cope with this?

Sandra Areh: First thing I did was ensure that my employer is fully aware of my commitment to God and His Kingdom


Dupe: Hmmm…

Sandra Areh: Also, Godly character goes a long to endorse that proposition…

Secondly, my major responsibilities in church are mainly during the weekends and I work only from Monday-Friday except on rare occasions where I’m called upon to do a few things or when I travel because my job also involves traveling.

I also take advantage of church online, this I do very well.

For instance, when I cannot meet up with mid-week services, I follow online or if I’m going to be late still follow up till I get to church.

I take advantage of my night times to pray and listen to messages.. Then I read books especially when I’m free in the office or at home too. 

Dupe: “Also, Godly character goes a long to endorse that proposition” … Can you explain what you mean by this ↑?
Sandra Areh: It’s not enough to say you are a Christian, your attitude towards work and people speaks loudly. Diligence, integrity, respect, love, selflessness and more.

For instance, Godly virtues gave me opportunity to request for leave to attend a Bible school and it was granted with all joy… Even during the period I did one or two things for my Boss and He really appreciated it.


Dupe: Wow, Nice.

That’s amazing. The virtues you embraced, gave you access.

You’re a very busy woman, do you get enough time for yourself?

Sandra Areh: I do some times.


Dupe: Is it necessary for a young woman encumbered with a lot of activities to look good?

Sandra Areh: Absolutely!

Planning is the key.

Dupe: Does one have to spend too much time on one’s self to look good?

Sandra Areh: I don’t think so… I think knowing what suits will save you much time and meeting the right people/professionals… For instance, if  you go to a good saloon, the professional stylist will know what will fit the shape of  your face complexion and do their job.


Dupe: Yes. Knowing what works for you will save you time and energy.

Sandra Areh: Like scripture puts it, everyone should abide in their calling *laughs*.


Dupe: πŸ˜„ 

Ladies are engaged in a lot of things; considering this, do you think we can do as much as men do for God?

Sandra Areh: Yes. I believe in the power of prioritizing and delegation… You can not do everything. Do what is most important and delegate the rest to the right people.


Dupe: Beautiful..

What are the things that should be dropped in order to fully concentrate on important things?

Sandra Areh: Well, this differs from person to person… You’d have to define is important and give it time. God, your relationship(s), career/business etc


Dupe: Do you have any role model or woman you look up to?

Sandra Areh: Yes I do. Lots of them oo.


Dupe: Can we know some of them?

Sandra Areh: Just women right??


Dupe: Yes, just women

Sandra Areh: Pst(Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, Dr (Mrs) Becky Eneche, Pst(Mrs) Funke Adejumo, Pst(Mrs) Modele Fatoyinbo, Pst(Mrs) Opi Agha and more…

Dupe: Wow, great women.

Sandra Areh: Yes, they are…


Dupe: Do you have any word of advice for ladies in pursuit of God and purpose?

Sandra Areh: God is the Ultimate, hold unto Him tighter than any other thing. God first and He’ll compel other things to follow.

 

Dupe: Wow! Thank you so much for your time ma.

We hope to see more of you.

Sandra Areh: 😁 My pleasure darling. God Bless you!


Dupe: Bless you too ma 


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