Jesus is my first love❤️ Love health and fitness💪🏻 CEO in the making🙏🏻 Life motto: To Be the person I wish I had growing up
Jesus is my first love❤️ Love health and fitness💪🏻 CEO in the making🙏🏻 Life motto: To Be the person I wish I had growing up
Standing up for all of my sisters and brothers of color. I am praying for revival in this country. Praying for eyes and hearts to be opened including my own. Listening, praying, asking questions, researching, listening to podcasts, reading books, following more diverse accounts. Doing everything I can to grow through this and make change for the future. God is on the move no matter how much it may not feel like it. Standing with my brothers and sisters for the future generation, my future kids, my future nonprofit, for my future foster/adopted kids. We have to be better. #blackouttuesday #blackouttuesday ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
To the ladies out there that are wishing and praying to be a mom one day. Maybe you are like me and have wanted to be a mom since you were little. I love being around children and love being able to teach and love and guide children and teens through life. This is my passion and something God has definitely put in my life for a reason. To be honest I get caught up in the fact that I’m not a mom yet and how I wish God would hurry up lol. I long for the days that I get to raise my own children whether it be through foster/adoption or having my own. I long for the days of sleepless nights, cuddles, kissing boo boos, chasing around toddlers, never having privacy and loving them more than I can even imagine. But to those that struggle with the wait in this, know that you are not alone. That this no from God isn’t a never but a not now. If you truly have the desire in your heart for motherhood, He will make a way somehow when it is in His timing. BUT in the meantime, don’t downplay the fact that you have the gift to love on kids and teens in a whole new way. You can still impact children’s lives without being their parent. Through babysitting and nannying and youth group, I have made it my mission to love each of them as my own and lead them and guide them and teach them as much as I can while I am with them. I make it a mission to leave an impact on these kids lives and not just for a paycheck. You can make a difference in kids lives without being a mom. Take this time to dive into that and explore how you can use that passion and longing for motherhood to serve the kingdom. You will not regret it. I promise. I love getting to be so many kids/teens second mom/ momma lex, friend and mentor. It will forever leave an impact on me that God let me be apart of so many lives. But just know it doesn’t stop me from continuously praying for the day that I do become a mom. Don’t dismiss the longing but use the love and passion you have for good❤️
I attended a conference online yesterday and something that sparked so much reflection and so much revelation in my life was. You can’t love yourself if you aren’t being yourself! In life our self worth is like a thermostat, we subconsciously cool our lives and how we live down to where we think we deserve and where others think we need to be. This rocked my world In more ways than I can explain. I just want you to know that you are worth so much more than you will ever realize. You are worth loving and you should have people who tell you how worthy you are. You should know that God looks down at you and is so proud of you. He loves you so much and wants you to know you are worth being loved no matter how much the people around you make you feel otherwise. You are worthy and beautiful and strong and so gifted by God. I pray you know this and I pray you find the circle that helps pick you back up in hard times, encourages you when you feel like you are so alone and so invisible to those around you, and I pray you have people that remind you whose you are and how capable you are. You are capable of those dreams you are putting off because God equips you when He calls you. You are loved. You are capable. You are strong. You are seen. You are beautiful and worthy.
Me trying to figure out how I feel during the crazy time we are living in... I have been spending time during this to take inventory with God on my mind, my heart and how I live life. This has shown me that: It’s not that I don’t have enough time to do things, it is that I don’t make the time to do the things that I need to do most to fill my cup and to be able to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I thrive off serving people and it’s how I connect with God the most. Since I haven’t been able to do much I have felt helpless and have felt like I’m just grasping for the next right things. Which is never a good place to be in. I know God is in control but sometimes I don’t tend to live my life like I know that. I have been realizing how much I was idolizing in life. This is hard to admit but surprise surprise, this world is super hard to not do this. This world is filled with so many distractions and things that are easy to put above God if you let it. This has made me realize how unprepared I am for impact and how I am definitely not prepared for emergencies or times where God changes things up. Last but not least I thrive off of routine and I unfortunately realized how much I try to control my life. I realized how much I have been trying to take the pen from God and write my own story. I have realized how much I compare my life to others through social media and how easy it is for me to get sucked into hours and hours of scrolling and Netflix. All in all, I have realized that honestly I’m struggling with this season and I have been trying to ignore that I am. So if you are struggling with this season, just know you are not alone and all of us are struggling in one way or another. Know it’s okay to not be okay and to not to be afraid to admit it. Tell someone you are struggling. Call someone you love. Find things that fill your cup and Find ways to put a reset on your life and make the most of this season. Acknowledge the struggle, acknowledge your feelings because they are valid. Then get back up! Love and give yourself grace through this! If you haven’t been told this recently, I hope you know that you are loved and seen and valued.
Happy Valentine’s Day from me to you! If no one told you today: I want you to know that you are loved, you are strong, you are beautiful beyond what anyone can tell you, and perfect in God’s eyes. No matter the season you are in or what you did today or what gifts you did or didn’t get, you are worth so much more than people and this world will make you realize. It is so hard not to get caught up in all the things you miss out on, all the relationships while you are single, all the things you wish you could be doing. But something I’m working on is living in the moment and finding joy and purpose in my days no matter if it is the little things or the big things. No matter if what I’m going through is great or I’m going through a trial, I’m determined to find the good in it. God has given me and you so much more purpose than we can even realize. Today I may have been working but I loved every second because I started my day with time with Jesus(our ultimate valentine ), then loved on kiddos then ended my day with a glass of wine, pizza and ice cream, a romantic comedy and puppy cuddles. I not only got to love on others today but also got to treat myself and rest. Thankful for the people in my life and what God is showing me in this season of life! Find joy in the little things and spread some love y’all❤️ God will open your eyes to so much beauty and love and His glory in each of your days!
Constantly in awe of how bold and strong these girls are becoming. They are always up for what may seem like the crazy thing to do to something like praying for God to open our eyes to our surroundings while at the mall and going out and praying over strangers! God placed people in our path tonight that showed us stories in need of healing, love, and care. These girls stood up for these strangers and prayed over these people and fought for them in prayer. So many amazing stories that we will probably never get to see the result of but we know that God is a Father of love and care and He will move mountains through these prayers. These girls are Spirit-led and powerful forces for the Kingdom of God. Forever thanking Jesus for pushing me out of my comfort zone almost 5 years ago. This ministry/these girls have forever changed my life, my heart for youth and the next generation and my walk with Christ. These girls are everything to me and my heart is so full to see them flourish in their walks with Christ! Yay for Switch out and my cute guest of the night😍😭 #switchokc #switchout #lcokc #Godsogood
Words could never describe days like these. They are special, spirit-filled and God led beyond what words could explain. I have watched @hanna_stoner grow from a sweet and shy 6th grade girl that I had no idea how to lead lol to a Bold, Jesus filled, spirit led, incredible Jesus follower. She may be only 15 but she is the most inspiring, encouraging and loving person I know. She shocks me all the time how well she loves me and teaches me considering I’m supposed to be her leader😂 She will change the world, I just know it. God has gifted her in so many ways and I am constantly in awe of how well she steps into those gifts daily. I thank Jesus for you daily sweet girl. I pray that this fire that is in you for Jesus continues to shine bright through you the rest of your life. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for your future because I know it’s going to be incredible. So proud of you for stepping into the calling that God placed on your heart to get Baptized and honored that I got to be apart of the celebration. Love you kid and thankful I get a front row seat to your life❤️ #lcswitchokc #lcswitch #lifechurchokc
Something God is teaching me is that He is right there with us, we just need to open our eyes to Him. This last month has been full of confusion, excitement, my eyes being open to so many things(some I’m glad happened and some I’m struggling with ), and so many doors being open and closed constantly. But my big prayer right now is that I give my future to him and God just gives me one step at a time. I am taking this season one day at a time and thanking Jesus for each step no matter how hard or easy. Because, while there is so many sucky things about this season and I have definitely cried myself to sleep many nights and many tears have shed, there has also been more time with Jesus, more time spent in places where I feel the most loved than ever, more time to myself to process life and for that I am so thankful. While I was sitting here thawing out my car and honestly having a day where the enemy has been trying really hard to get me down, I took this picture for a Snapchat. Then I realized that my hat was sitting facing the camera in the backseat saying “God so good.” Thank you Jesus for that reminder. No matter the season of life, whether you are in a valley or on a mountain top remember that God is good and He is a good, good father waiting with open arms to love you and hold you tightly in this time. He is there right there with you. So all this to say is that my prayer for you is to open your eyes to Jesus because He is closer than you think. Hope you are having a great snow day! Love y’all! My DMs are always open. P.s. Welcome to what I look like almost every day since Graduation: no makeup, greasy hair and just chilling in sweats😂😂and yes I have car seats in my car like a mom😂😂 #thereallex #godsogood
Life Update: After applying to many jobs and getting turned down I was so upset because I didn’t understand why God brought me to this moment just to not get a job. Along with this no jobs that came up seemed like they were for me... it has been humbling to say the least lol. Then God gave me the gentle reminder that sometimes His path for me doesn’t have to make sense or what the world thinks is “Normal." Sometimes Gods plan doesn’t make sense to you in the moment but will be more beautiful than you could ever know. So He has been laying out a lot of clues and working through people’s words to me to come to this moment. So, I have officially decided to do what is not normal for a post grad and continue to nanny, sell Arbonne and Sub while making connections and learning about nonprofits in order to build the nonprofit that God has laid on my heart for years and to continue working towards being able to foster while single. None of this is what I expected and none of this is what some want me to do but I’m going with my instincts and the callings God has placed on my heart. I truly believe that I’m right where I am at no matter how uncomfortable this season feels lol. I know I am called to love on the girls I lead and this season of life allows me to dive into that more. I am called to take care of myself so I can take care of others and this season of life allows me plenty of time to do just that. I am called to build a nonprofit that helps teens that have no one fighting for them. That have no one that believes and knows that they are worth it. This season of life gives me the opportunity to make connections and have time to research and learn from others on how to go about it. I am called to foster even though it doesn’t seem normal to foster while single and 24 years old. But I know that I am called and equipped to do it with Gods help and love. It will take a lot of hard work, a lot of finding ways to make money and resources, a lot of trust and faith that God has my back in this and will lead the way and I’m sure a lot of blood sweat and tears along the way. BUT I’m excited and ready to see where God takes me in this crazy and scary season of life!
Ready to take on 2020 and all God is doing in and through me. This season has been a humbling, emotional rollercoaster but I know that I am growing more than I have in awhile! I have already gotten many no’s on job applications and have no idea what I’m doing with my life right now so just learning to be still and take it step by step where God leads! Here is to a new year, new hair, new adventures, new challenges, new learning opportunities and a lot of change and growth! Also just a reminder that it is okay to not be okay. It’s not weird and you don’t have to be crazy or broken to go to therapy. It’s okay to be a mess sometimes lol. It’s okay to ask God questions and cry out to God! To be honest I have had many times in this season I have had cry sessions in my car listening to worship music and asking God what to do and why I have to be in this season. But I get back up and talk to someone about my struggles and talk to God too. My DMs are ALWAYS open and my arms and ears are always open to anyone who needs it. Need someone to just vent and cry with, I’m here. Need someone to go to, that you know won’t judge you and will just be there? I’m your girl! Need prayer? Hit me up! Don’t do it alone! You are worth more than you think! You are loved and perfect in Gods eyes! If you are struggling, reach out to someone!
Word for 2020 : Anointing Something God really threw me off with because I had never really known what it was until a few weeks ago😂 I still don’t know what it really means and started doing a bible study on it! All I know is that God made it clear that this is my word. Something God has been showing me through this word is that some of the crazy dreams that came about in 2019 are not only something God called me to but what God has anointed me for. Some things God has put on my heart and I know He has called me to: 1. To become debt free and get a House so that I will be able to Foster while single. 2. Mentoring teens in the juvenile detention center to know they are capable of changing their lives for the better and that they are worth it! 3. Creating a non-profit for teens that are coming out of the juvenile detention center, rehabs, and foster care children who don’t have a place because a record, runaways, teen moms and more. I want to build a place where teens feel they can come to with someone there to have their arms and hearts and ears open to them without judgement and full of love. Somewhere to feel welcome no matter who they are or what they have done. Somewhere they feel safe, loved and worthy. 4. To build a ministry to help those that don’t have someone they feel safe to come to, no matter who they are. 5.Continue to love on my teens I lead(AKA my like 30 children lol ) with all my heart. To be there for them and to guide them toward Jesus in whatever way is needed. God has put so much on my heart and so many dreams. He has set a fire under me. He has put all the experiences I have had in the last few years to prepare me for this and I know He has and will continue to equip me for these things He wants me to do for the Kingdom. But it is terrifying haha. So prayers that I will walk into these callings and know that God has anointed these callings and dreams. That I will be confident in Jesus and His callings as well as me trusting Jesus wholeheartedly through it. After all, this is for Him and His children. Not for me, all for God! Can’t wait to see all God does in 2020!
All these years in college I always pictured that I would graduate college and everything would be the best time of my life. I pictured finishing college with a job lined up and a guy on my side ready to take on the world. I pictured all the amazing things I would feel of excitement and relief and so much happiness. But What people don’t tell you is this season of life is honestly super tough. I feel like I should be so happy but in reality I feel super sad, anxious, emotional, overwhelmed and confused. I am bored because I really don’t have much of anything going on when I’m used to being on the go 24/7. I feel like I’m constantly feeling lazy and without purpose so I’ve been pushing and running towards anything that makes me feel like I’m doing something. I am drowning in my finances with needing to pay tuition in order to get my diploma, a maxed out credit card and all the things I had to pay for the last semester of college. And as for finishing college with a job and relationship, I went 0 for 2 on that one lol. It’s definitely NOT what I expected at all! But through this season, God has been teaching me to rest and not just kind of but real rest. He has been teaching me that I tend to run from emotions and is forcing me to learn how to acknowledge them and learn from them. He is teaching me ALOT of patience and Trust/Faith in Him. He is teaching me that He is a provider and He will not leave me hanging. He is teaching me to love the people around me more and take advantage of this free time. He is teaching me to Be Still and listen for His next step and not for mine. Even if it feels like He is taking too long(😂 ) I am learning that His timing is perfect and that I just need to rest and listen for Him to lead the way. I am learning not to compare my journey to others. For anyone going through a transition or waiting season, know that you are not alone and that God will be there every step of the way. Know that your emotions are valid and that it is okay if you don’t feel on top of the world after graduating or ending a chapter. It’s okay to feel like a Hot mess😂 Know that it’s okay to not be okay! Ready for this next crazy chapter of unknown!
My bestie came in town to celebrate me graduating college and it was the sweetest gift😍😍 I will forever be thankful for this friendship because no matter how different our lives look or how long we go without talking or seeing each other, I know we will always be there for each other and rooting each other on. Thankful is an understatement for this girl because she is always my biggest cheerleader, I can always count on her to call me out and tell me just how it is, she is always there for me and ready to stand up for me, and I can always count on her to love me so well. She also teaches me something new every time we talk and I can always count on her making me laugh lol. From our small one bedroom apartment full of memories of girls nights and adventures and life talks to a long distance friendship of travel, FaceTimes and all the God baby time I will forever cherish the memories. I cannot wait to see where God takes our friendship. So much love for you Kayleigh and thank you so much for your love and for coming to celebrate with me! She is a kick butt friend and momma to my sweet God babies and I cannot imagine my life without her... 😍😭🙌🏻❤️🎉
Someone pinch me because it really does not feel real that I finish this crazy rollercoaster of an adventure called college😍😭🙌🏻🎉😅 • If anyone knows how to cope with post grad emotions hit me up😂😂 • Also S/O to my sweet friend @kassidy_drew taking my pictures😘
Overall, my college experience described in a few words=life changing and transforming. God has wrecked my life and put it back together for His good. I will forever be thankful for the life change, the healing, the start and the growth in my relationship with God and everything in between. This 5 1/2 years has had the worst of times and the best of times. I am so grateful for it all because the good and the bad are all the reason I am where I am today. These years of College(through Jesus )have shown me my worth in Christ, my passion and calling for God, and overall how to live my life for Jesus while being my true self shedding one layer of this world at a time. THANK YOU JESUS for His everlasting love and Grace and Him guiding me in the right direction. I look back at all He has protected me from and helped me through and I can’t help but be overwhelmed by Him. I would not be here today without Him.
Part two: I hit rock bottom and attempted/had suicidal thoughts often while struggling with depression and anxiety and trying to figure out who I was. I just wanted to be loved and that was not going to happen by how I was living-> BUT GOD brought people into my life that helped me through it and saved my life. I went through friendships and “relationships” who completely wrecked me and made me feel like the worst human being and they told me things like no one will ever want to be your friend and people pretend to be because they pity you, that I wouldn’t amount to anything and so many more hurtful things. -> BUT GOD showed me love through other people and His love for me. I have been led on by guys, been made out to be the crazy person when I had done nothing, told that I am not worth their time, told that if I didn’t have sex with them that we were done and so much more. -> BUT GOD showed me love and helped me learn that I am whole on my own with Jesus. That He is all I need and that He will show me who I am meant to be with in His timing. I struggled with an eating disorder and constantly felt not enough in my own skin. I constantly felt like the fat girl who couldn’t get her life together. I hated who I was in all aspects. -> BUT GOD showed me I’m worth taking care of myself for Him and not this world. I didn’t need to look skinny to be enough. I needed to take care of my health so that I could be the hands and feet of Jesus, to be healthy and ready to take On the future. The Scale is irrelevant and it’s all about how your health is doing mentally, physically, emotionally and all of the above. I have went through many hardships that I have had no control of and still to this day struggle with. -> BUT GOD continues to love me and grow me and show me that He is in control! I was constantly depending on others and following what everyone else was doing so that I could fit in that I forgot who I actually was.... -> BUT GOD opened my eyes and my heart and showed me that I’m worth being who I actually am. He showed me that other people’s opinions do not matter and that I should be following what God says.
Part one of reflection on my Cap saying: “I’m standing here today because God led the way” This is the most transparent I’ve ever been on here but here we go. To describe my college experience, it would definitely be of Jesus and His grace. My college experience is my testimony because the journey of my relationship with Christ was started my freshman year of college. There were so many circumstances that God could have let me go and He didn’t. He kept reaching out to me and picking me up no matter how hard I fell. I was told I wouldn’t survive college because I didn’t have common sense and that I couldn’t afford it. -> BUT GOD proved them wrong by giving me the work ethic and the drive to work multiple jobs to get through college. I was told that I would never graduate at the rate I was going and I needed to “just figure out what I wanted to do” because I kept changing majors in pursuit of what God was calling me to. -> BUT GOD proved them wrong by eventually guiding me to the calling and the passion I have for teens that don’t have someone rooting for them. I was told I didn’t have the leadership skills and the respect of teens or anyone in general to be able to do what I want to do in the future. -> BUT GOD proved them wrong by helping guide me in my ministry in switch and subbing and being a guardian to teach me and grow me to where my leadership confidence is soaring. God gave me that and I’m forever grateful. I made stupid decisions of constantly getting drunk and high through freshman year that ended in more stupid decisions by almost getting raped, being told I wasn’t worth a guys time because I wasn’t “sex-worthy”, I drove while drunk multiple times and made excuses for it, I blew off so many responsibilities and all my morals just to fit in and so much more. -> BUT GOD protected me and showed me I was worth more than that and worth not treating my life like it was nothing. See next post for the rest....
5 days until graduation and I have all the emotions... Excitement Terror Uncomfortable Sad Reflective Relief Stressed All the rollercoaster of emotions and processing the fact that everything I have ever known is about to change... BUT through all of this waiting season, God has been opening my eyes and my heart to so much. He is continually stretching and growing me in every way. Thankful for the fact that this 5 1/2 years at UCO is coming to a close and that God gets to grow me in new ways. This season of life will be full of prayer and letting go of the things I cannot control. Here is to the next chapter of crazy change, crazy amounts of Jesus time and making the most of this waiting season because a waiting season is not a wasted season!
Thankful is an understatement😍😭 Thankful for this life God has given me🙌🏻
To all my single ladies👋 To the girl who: ❤️feels as if she is not enough. ❤️feels hopeless in the thought that God has someone for them. ❤️feels as if no matter how much you are trying to get yourself out there that you either make a fool of yourself or nothing happens. ❤️is debating what else to do... do I get on dating apps, do I join another singles group, what other activity can I join? ❤️keeps getting told she is going to be set up and nothing ever happens or you come off as being obsessed with the guy when you barely know him lol ❤️just wants to say “I guess I’m meant to be single forever..” ❤️thinks...”literally everyone around me is dating, getting married, etc and why not me God?” ❤️is lonely no matter what you do, how many friends you have, etc. ❤️desperately wants to be a mom one day but isn’t even close... ❤️has never been on a date and you think “well there must be something wrong with me?” ❤️Thinks that A guy would never go for her because of... I have done too much or too little, I am awkward when I am nervous, etc. ❤️Is scared of dating because of past hurts or trauma and tends to run away from situations or self-sabotage what could be something while deep down wishing you could stop. Have you ever felt any of these things and/or multiple of these at a time? I know I have lol just keeping it real. Swipe to hear what I think about the season of singleness and some encouragement for you.
~Chosen, Redeemed and Equipped~ Three words I’ve been holding onto tightly lately. In a season of unknown and waiting and not knowing what I’m doing with my life, there is so much confusion/prayer/crying out to God/staying out of my comfort zone/ growing a ton and so many emotions. I’m not going to lie I have caught myself wishing and praying this season away because it is hard.... I’m overwhelmed/confused and all the insecurities of not being enough, not doing enough, and not feeling like I’m ready, and honestly kind of a lonely season all in one. I have learned so much about myself(the good and the bad lol ), learned about my relationship with God and learned/processed a lot of relationships with people. I have learned that I tend to self-sabotage things I’m scared of, I have opened my eyes to who are true friendships and not, and I learned I have a hard time with change and I am dealing with a ton at one time lol. But what keeps me going is the fact that I know God will equip me for wherever He brings me in life, He will guide me in the right direction, He knows my story and it is perfect just the way God wants it, and overall that God is holding my hand through this. No matter how alone I feel or how frustrated I am with life I know God has a plan and I will come out stronger than ever. No matter how much time, tears, mistakes, awkward situations and trouble I face I will keep fighting and pushing towards God. A lot of praying, worship, Jesus time and being at my church a lot because my people and Jesus in one place, what better place to be haha? So if you are going through a season of unknown or waiting, know you are not alone and I challenge you to find people who will love on you in this season, cheer you on, call you out when your letting the enemy get to you and overall to live life with. Also know that you are cherished in Gods eyes and He chose you. He sent His son to die on the cross for you! Reminder tonight that you are loved, you are capable, you are beautiful and God has written a beautiful story for your life! Stop trying to steal the pen from God and take it step by step with Him.
Being still and taking the time to have a day to explore and be with God was the most full my soul has been in as long as I can remember. I am very on the go all the time and have a hard time taking the time to just be me and just be still. It honestly scares me most of time because I always feel like I need to be doing something or I’m failing someone when I do this. But yesterday made it clear just how much I need this more. I am in a season of crazy change and unknown due to graduating in December and trying to figure out what God wants me to do next. My anxiety and worry has been at an all time high. God has given me so many passions and big callings that I have been getting way too caught up in “doing it all” and preparing for everything that I forget to actually just live life and be present. I forget to have fun and be the 23 year old I am. I always feel the pressure to be the dependable person and be the person anyone and everyone can count on. These are great traits but get me in trouble and overwhelm/burnout a lot. But. Yesterday as I felt the freedom of being free of responsibility and able to be still and be by myself, I had so many revelations and so many steps toward peace for this next season. This next season is for finding what is best for me and the calling God has on my life and not worrying about making people mad or upset. Because in reality, I can’t be there for everyone, I can’t help everyone, I can’t do it all. I have to just find what God is calling me to in this season and run with it. I say this all not for pity or anything, but to show you that if you are in a season of unknown, waiting, overwhelm, burnout that you are worth the time to yourself and to be still. God is yearning for time with you and waiting with open arms to guide you in the right direction. You may not see it right away but He is there working for His ultimate good. I challenge you to find time to be still and if you have never done something like travel, eat or do anything alone please do it! Obviously be safe about it and be aware but it is life changing and so empowering! It will be awkward or scary at first, but it is well worth it!
Thankful for the times I get to go up to Washington to spend time with my best friend @kaykidd_ and her fam! • Thankful for my God kids that are thriving and growing so fast. They are also super sweet and super cute😍😭 • Thankful that I have the ability to come help out for a couple days and get all the snuggles while I’m at it🥰 • Thankful for the time to get away from my responsibilities and have some much needed talks with the only friend that knows how to get literally anything out of me and call me out when need be(which is every time I come basically )😂😂 • Love my God kids and love my bestie❤️😭 God knew we needed each other 4 years ago and He knows just how to keep our friendship thriving to this day. Nowadays it just looks more like diapers, bottles, sleep deprivation and running away to Walmart to escape and have deep talks/roam/spend too much money but I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😂😂
Ministry to me= being there. Being there at sports. Being there to listen. Being there as a shoulder to cry on or cry with them(crying with them is usually who I am lol ) Being there telling them who they are in Christ. Being there to listen intently. Being there with an open ear, open heart and open mind. Being there with a phone on loud at night ready if they need to call me or get into a tough situation, etc. Being there with no judgement whatsoever because I know I make mistakes too and I’m not perfect. Give people grace. Being there to show people that I am human/I struggle and even if I’m leading you, I hope you know that I’m not perfect(trust me I’m a hot mess lol ). Overall, ministry to me is learning that being present is better than being perfect. Also know that I’m doing this for God, not me. • This girl is one example of someone who has seen me through every stage of leadership and my relationship with God. One of my day-one girls. We have both struggled, both fallen short, both messed up, both grown in our relationship with God and fallen in that as well, both grown in leadership, both learned a lot, both found ourself in God, and overall both changed into a new human because of Jesus. We both still struggle but we are striving towards God as best we can! • So if you hear anything today I want you to know that God wants you just as you are: no matter how messed up your life is, no matter how many times you have messed up, etc. He is waiting with open arms for you, all you have to do is jump in and go for it. Reach out and fall into the arms of God and a celebration will happen in heaven for you. You are loved so incredibly much by God and you are perfect in God’s eyes. You are God’s Son or daughter and He loves you. #lcswitch #switchokc #ministry #presentoverperfect