Fluff is NOT needed except for desserts and pillows.
I have learned it is important to be selfish especially if it has to do with your well-being. I know I am being redundant but it is vital to take care of your mind, body, and spirit.
When you have your standards, keep them. Don’t let it waiver.
Your identity was created and formed by the Creator of the Universe. Let no one tell you otherwise. You have purpose. Yes, you evolve with life experiences. You grow for the better, not for worse. A different season may require a different version of you but never lose your essence.
Personally, when I moved to Jacksonville and starting a new chapter in law school, I promised myself to not be swept away. I wanted to still be Bianca..but a better version. I did not want my faith in God to waiver, lose my morals and values, and lose my personality. God fearfully and wonderfully made me genuine and set apart. I am still Bianca but I am a better version not a different version.
So I encourage you to change, grow, and thrive as a better version of you. You are wanted and you are strategically placed on the Earth for a reason. Never lose who you are.
“Me Too” may seem like two words.
But to many people, it was facing and conquering fear.
Whether it was a day or years ago, the pain and scar exists.
It was probably risky and scary to admit.
But you are not alone.
I say: “Me Too.”
BUT, you and I are stronger than what tried to break us.
Our voice matter.
Never stop telling your story and speaking your truth.
Fear will not have the final word.
Fear is a strong word. Fear is crippling word. It will always exists because we are human. BUT fear does not have to define you as long as you don’t let it
I LOVE quotes if you don’t already know. Here are several quotes I love the combat fear.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Let your faith be bigger than your fear.”
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”-John F Kennedy
“Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.”
Let these words on encouragement inspire you. Yes, you can live in your comfort zone for the rest of your days but what fun is that? I am not saying you need to bunge-jump or skydive off a cliff. I am saying to challenge yourself in your work, school, family, and relationships. Is it your attitude you need to change? Is it taking that tough class or starting a new career? Is it leaving a toxic relationship or friendship? What is it? Don’t be tame. Look inside yourself.
Don’t let fear cripple you into your comfort zone. You will live a life with regret and not intent.
Whether it’s a big leap or a step in the right direction, you have a daily opportunity to live. I love this quote because it is true. You can change your life by a single decision. If you are not six feet under and not in a hospital dying, you are doing pretty well. One life on one planet in a moment in time. Know that you have purpose. So what change will you decide to do?
Disobey the fears that cripples.
Disobey the doubts that define your thoughts.
Disobey the ones who limit your greatness.
Disobey the societal norm, stereotypes, and expectations.
Obey God, Obey your soul, Obey…
God is leading me…TO WHAT!?!
My biggest pet peeve is people who are willy-nilly who don’t have a plan, who choose to be lazy, or who just float hoping for an opportunity.
God is a God of ORDER, not disorder. He executes his plan in His timing. He is not messy but has purpose with each step.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.-Psalm 37:5-6
The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him-Psalm 37:23
Call to Action:
- Pray for direction and guidance from the God of Order. God will give you the daily steps but you have to be obedient in those steps.
- Commit to something and stick with it. It will be hard but you have to fight and have grit.
- Don’t play God. You will not know all the steps but some of the steps.
Finally, you may have the plan but God ultimately control the means and the ways. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.-Proverbs 16:9
Moral of the Story: Don’t be a willy-nilly. Be better. Do better. God believes in you and made you for a purpose. Live according to His purpose for your life.