What Do You Do?

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By Rev. Larry W. Hudson Sr.
Nov 2011

What Do You Do? This question weighs heavily on the minds of Black women today. Such a question tends to haunt us and especially Black women as we face the present society. Those Black women who look to the future through the eyes of our society can’t help but to ponder this question, “what do you do?”

The question of who the Black woman will marry, according to statistics, is very limited if it’s dependent upon a black male. According to statistics, the majority of Black males are jobless, jail bound, in prison or on drugs.

The real issue here is whether to believe or not to believe in statistics or the Lord. God will give you what you ask (John 11:21‐22).

Do you believe? This is the crucial question we must all answer as we stand before what seems to be impossible odds.

The jobless rate is high among Black males and even more devastating among Black women. Black women have faced a bleak future every day without recognition or the benefit of a paycheck. They seem to be driven by an unseen and greater purpose than their own goals. They work tirelessly at a job that keeps society together, which means serving God by serving others. These delicate creatures have overcome some of life’s most difficult situations successfully.

Most Black women bow down in prayer when the question arises, “What do you do?” The importance of this question cannot be overstated. This question evaluates our relationship with the Lord as we look to him to supply the answer. Black women, when you find yourself in this position, surrender to His will and He will share His plans for your life with you. Secondly, make your request for Him to lead you to His will. Thirdly, meditate on His word; He will speak to your heart. Fourthly, believe and live out your faith.

When you put this spiritual formula into motion and trust God, you will find that God has already worked it out for you. All you have to do is realize that all of our help comes from the Lord.


Rev._Hudson_in_suit_use_meRev. Larry W. Hudson Sr.
​Rev. Larry W. Hudson, Sr. holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia College and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Turner Seminary.Rev. Hudson received his call into the ministry in 1975. Since that time he has pastored several churches in the state of Georgia and is presently the dynamic and devout Pastor of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3605 Campbellton Road, Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia.He is on the Episcopal Committee of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, a Trustee for the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and is the Fourth Year Advisor of the Atlanta North Georgia Conference Board of Examiners.He has received numerous awards and honors. However, his greatest honor is being called to preach the Word of God. He is truly a man after God’s own heart – “Doing God’s Work, God’s Way”.His employment career includes positions as Adjunct Professor at Paine and Voorhees Colleges, Counselor and Teacher with the State of Georgia Department of Children and Youth Services, and Teacher at Boddie Junior High School.Rev. Hudson is married to Barbara Clayton Hudson and is the father of three children and the grandfather of eight grandchildren. stmarkame@stmkc.net


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