Let it Gooooo.....



When I got baptized earlier this year I walked up to one of my sisters at church with tears filled in my eyes and asked her was I going to have to wear Jesus sandals from here on out? Lol! She broke out laughing, and I can't lie I was not only very nervous but I was very serious! I just knew when I got home that all of my designer shoes would be turned into dusty Jesus sandals. I knew that I had enjoyed fashion too much for just too long to be able to keep it. I knew God has told me time and time again to humble myself and on this day, Easter Sunday, I thought THIS IS IT! No more cuteness for you my child! Although I was feeling nervous, I redirected by attention and thoughts to Christ and proudly walked up and got baptized with my husband right there with me. I made a decision on that day, that if God wanted to turn all of my shoes to dust that I would still follow HIM, that I would still TRUST Him and let any of those thoughts go right there in that moment. 
Now before you get to logging off my blog like this girl is crazy let me come down your street for a second...How many times are we embarking on a life changing journey but refuse to TRUST GOD??? Like so many of you, I didn't want to let my old ways go, I wanted to stay right in my comfort zone. I wanted God to let me keep doing me in the ways that I was doing me. I knew my life was changing and every part of me needed to be in alignment with HIS will. I know this journey is still taking place, but I must share my fashion secret....God is my fashion stylist! Lol! No, really, I can feel God hand picking things for me to make a bold statement for the Kingdom. Although I may sound a little silly, and quite honestly I feel silly writing this I just thank God for not turning all of my shoes into dusty sandals. He gave me a whole new style that I could not have given myself. I am no longer a slave for fashion; I'm a disciple for Christ! I NO LONGER TRUST IN MY LOGIC, I instead TRUST God and find myself stepping out on faith more and more. The word does say, Lean not to your own understanding, yet many of us continue to trust in our own judgement as if we are smarter than God. I could go on and on about how I had to let so many things go just to receive God’s promises for my life. (Still working on this daily) I encourage you to NOT be a slave to your flesh or the things that you thought defined you! God can and will be your matchmaker, your bill payer, your way maker, your fashion stylist, He’s even better than that 401K and career that many people cling to for dear life and like to brag about.  Whatever you think defines you outside of HIM is not who you were created to be. We must remember that we are new creatures in HIM and all things are passed away! You may have started reading this post thinking you could not relate, but trust me we are all in some way constantly holding on to some old ways and we pride ourselves on many things that simply have nothing to do with the Kingdom of God. Being saved in amazing but God being the head of my life and my LORD is a different story! 

I still enjoy looking great in my designer digs but my priorities are KINGDOM. Instead of browsing Barneys and Gap sales in the midnight hour, I enjoy learning more about God and reading his word and handling KINGDOM business! 



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  1. This is super awesome! This post will reach whom it's supposed to, as it did me. Pure confirmation. Thank you for being transparent/obedient and letting us in on your growth!

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    1. Thank you so much. Your comment really touched my heart and God really gets all the glory. This process is so very real and I am thankful to be used by HIM. Thank you so much for reading. :)

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  2. Transforming lives 1 blog at a time. Love the Growth.

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  3. This post definitely spoke to me . Letting go is hard but trusting in god will make it worth it.

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    1. Thankful to God for using me! It is such a real process, as you can see, I totally agree!!!

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  4. The total trust in God is something that even the most faithful of "saints" struggle with. I like to say that we can't have Selective Faith. Trust God. Great writing Tot-ty.

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    1. Cholly!!!! Thank you so much for reading my little blog post:) I like that, "selective faith" because it is so true with many Christians. I am loving the authentic dialogue that this is bringing because many people don't talk about the real struggles when trying to do right and have total faith. I gotta keep it real, its a moment by moment thing for me. :)

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  5. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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  6. Dont you love that God takes what you are and perfects it. "He perfects what concerns us." You know this is phenomenal. I love Him for He is! He makes me laugh. Keep right on loving Him, you will see how he takes the old foolish things to confound the wise. It is an adventure all the way. And yes hun their will be devils and demons...emps too but don't let them stop you. They are just bring to the surface what God wants to address. So as I say time to time "pull up your big girl panties and get it done."

    I have a mindset for 2016 and I begin it this September 2015. I ain't playin' with the devil. Thanks for the this. :)

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    1. Thank you sooo much for reading and your encouraging words! You're the bomb!!!!

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  7. Thank you.. Your blog really spoke to me..... My boyfriend and I argue all the time about my ways and how I'm unwilling to change... I'm comfortable being me... But reading your post helped me open my eyes a bit... God has been speaking to me for years and I've been simply ignoring him... Because I'm scared... Scared of the unknown and because I'm unwilling to change it very hard.. I'm in tears right now because I see I need to change but I don't know how.... But things are becoming clearer now... Thank you for this blessingšŸ˜˜

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    1. Hi Kelley, Wow thank you so much for having the courage to share. Big hugs to you for that :) As you can see I can relate and know it's very difficult to change but its good to GROW and what you feel are nothing but growing pains. I encourage you to feed your spirit daily, doing this keeps me growing and going; from what I read to what I listen to. Know that God will see your effort and honor that. I write these transparent posts to let you know that you are not alone in this journey. Form one sister to another xoxo!

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