I have misunderstood this character trait my entire life. I used to confuse pride with boastfulness or being self indulgent.
But the last few years, God has quietly been teaching me that pride is also thinking that you don’t need anyone’s help and you can do things on your own. First God taught me to release pride by showing me that I have to lean on Him to carry me through life. Especially during the trials I never saw coming my way and found myself too weak to walk through on my own.
Now He is teaching me to release pride by giving up my resistance to letting other people help me. I have trust issues and I don’t like to be a burden on other people because I know everyone has their hard things. But He is teaching me that sometimes other people are His way of helping me and His way of helping them.
In one day, two different friends have helped me let go of my pride a little bit more and helped me to find joy in my day.
Let. It. Go.
I was chatting with a guy I met in the store and mentioned that he must be a biker because he decorated his legs with various fun tags. He told me "i'm a messenger and I decorated my legs for fun since I use them a lot". No sugarcoating his mission/passion/art/work... just- 'messenger'.
Got me thinking, What type of messenger am I? What about you? It's not really about the title or the name, it's about what we give, transmit, offer, deliver, share. It is also about 'delivering your gift, mission, heart, art, craft with joy, Jesus love and the right purpose.
Don't be ashamed of the title or the situation or where you find yourself, put yourself back in Yeshua's hands and let him lead you (us) to promise. #ThankYouJesus#Tobikeyz#Letyourmusicspeak#Messenger#Joy#peace#Godshands ##Craft#Purpose#Jesus#Yeshua
In the past 10 years
I moved from one home & created a new one 300 miles away.
Graduated from Art school with my BFA.
Started a fashion line.
Provided care for well over a hundred children and families in DFW
Wrote 3 books, one of which will be published this year!
Had 7 solo speaking engagements
Bought a camera. Learned photography.
Started teaching kids art skills and techniques
Produced 2 solo fashion shows for my brand that people actually showed up to 😳. Traveled both private and internationally
Made some amazing friends & lost some amazing friends.
Fell in love. Fell out of love.
Went to 4 NFL games including Superbowl.
Learned self awareness, self love, and self care
Learned that growing in anyway hurts sometimes and is really tough.
Cried a lot. Laughed a lot. Sometimes at the same time.
I lost my favorite aunt but gained more of her in other ways.
Made a top 500 list. Crossed off over 70 of them in less than two years!
Started therapy because #mentalHealthMatters
Started consistently working out because #LittleBootiesMatter
Learned how to let go and move forward even when I didn't want to. (Hella Self preservation)
And I learned to give people, circumstances, and things back to God daily. They are not mine, they are His.
I know I'm still evolving & I truly believe that the best is still yet to come.
Every day God is giving me the strength to get past things that ail me, if I feel disrespected, when I’m feeling depressed, and when I’m feeling anger, I pray. Every day is getting easier and easier, I ask God to pray for those who I feel disrespected by and I ask God to help me diffuse my anger and today is no different. A lot of the things that happen in our lives are brought on by ourselves, I am learning how to give myself boundaries and how to say “no” which has always come hard when you’re a people pleaser. Today I pray for peace and thank the Lord for giving me the strength to over come yet another obstacle. #Godisgood#blessed#peace#love#letgoandletlive#Godshands#alwaysstayhumbleandkind#neverforget#alwaysforgive#forgiveness#strength#psalm2911
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Had a Dr. Visit today...day after my 40th birthday. I have a change coming in my life, today was an eye opener... I'm scared, I feel like I put myself in a bind. One thing I know is I will overcome this and be the best version of myself physically, mentally and spiritually! Gotta give it my all... I got people depending on me...if you guys can just say a little prayer for me. Much love and appreciation to you all