Monday, July 20, 2009

Courage

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. ~2 Timothy 1:7 ~

Part of my 60 day reflections, in order to prepare myself to truly do what God has planned for me i must become better. No problem is resolved at the same level of consciousness at which it is created. In other words change your thoughts and perception towards your challenges. Learn to embrace them and take then head on. Go after something so big and ridiculous that you're guaranteed to fail unless God is backing it up.

In other news, it's been 11 months for my braidlocs. I honestly can remember sitting in my living room parting my hair on my couch and trying to make straight parts. I've had so many thoughts during this whole journey. Did I make them too small? Did I make them to big? Should I have made this decision at all? The one decision that matters is that I'm not growing locs so that I can have long hair down my back, if it was about that I'd would've just gotten a long hair weave or braids. Also it's more than the simplicity and flexibility of a hairstyle, although those are great bonus points. It's a decision to humble myself, to let go of all these meaningless "things" in life that we put on pedestals and prioritize. It's been a constant reminder that I'm beautifully made on the inside and outside. It's a symbol that God makes no mistakes and no junk and that if we simply step out of his way he'll show up and show out.

Thanks for the support from all the women who Blog and inspired me to take the big leap.

3 comments:

Serving Christ said...

You go girl! Yes you are beautifully and wonderfully made because God said so and it is actually true! Keep your Faith girl because God is not finished with you yet!

Thandi said...

Exactly. It's not about wanting long 'hair.' It's about health, being genuine and appreciting that God didn't make a mistake when He made us this way.Thanks for sticking around.

Rashida Chinue Blake said...

Happy 11 months, it has been a pleasure following your blog, and I look forward to continuing to follow your progress.