I’ve been sneaking into this coffee shop to write but they require you purchase something. The music is the bomb and it smells good. But I don’t drink coffee and I don’t need no more pastries. But I always manage to sneak in here without buying anything. It reminds me of that sketch on A Black Lady Sketch show with the spy who’s a great spy because no one notices her. Being invisible has been paying off for me. (By the time I finished writing this, I paid my entry fee with this gentleman who will not stop talking to me and asking me how to spell things.)
Anyway, that has absolutely nothing to do with this post. Hey, y’all. What’s going on?
Me? Oh, nothing much. Out here living on a prayer.
My laptop crashed a few weeks ago and it had the bookmark for my blog saved. I haven’t been able to log in which gave me more of an excuse to not blog.
Anyway, I’m here. Let me check in. I wanted to transition to lifestyle blogging but girl, no. I don’t want to talk to y’all about my nighttime routine (I shower and read a book.) or what I’m wearing this upcoming fall/winter (the same stuff I wore last year from Forever 21). Also, I cannot keep up with pop culture. It’s way too exhausting. I get all my updates from Crissle and West so my opinion has already been tainted and ends up being biased. Pop culture blogging couldn’t be my thing. I just cosign my faves.
A little more rambling before I get to the point: I’m excited about Christmas. All I want to do is watch Christmas movies and decorate somebody’s tree. It’s important to note I haven’t celebrated in a good five years. I don’t know where these feelings are coming from. My mama doesn’t like all the pomp and circumstance. All she wants to do is shop. I said all that to say, invite me to decorate your house. Cash app me your holiday décor budget and let me go to the store and buy stuff.
Whew. Glad I got that out. Three hundred words of word vomit.
I’m not sure if I ever told you guys this but I’m going to revisit it, anyway. As most of you know, I took a huge leap of faith earlier this year. Prior to doing so, I started writing down the messages I received from God and NOTHING has kept me grounded like revisiting those confirmations.
The Bible is wonderful. I connect best with God after studying the word but when I get messages downloaded in my spirit, it’s incredible. It’s personal and super specific. I enjoy hearing from God. Makes me feel like I’m doing life right. Here are a few of those messages:
“Stay in your grace.” – This one randomly came to me recently. When I got it, I braced for conflict, worried I would be forced to be nice and resist the urge to go off on someone. I had my third eye open waiting for somebody to try me. Tripping. What I learned is that grace is a gift and I have an obligation to extend it whenever possible. Being graceful isn’t always about giving someone a pass or letting something slide. It’s about remaining gentle and extending the love and tenderness you have received countless times. I’ve been obsessed with love lately and part of being loving is being graceful. Thanks, God.
“Study and show yourself approved.” – I had stopped reading my bible and then came the confusion and frustration. Prayer, journaling and reading the bible keeps me grounded. The moment I neglect any part of my trifecta, I get thrown off. In addition to that, I have been working on my storytelling skills. I had been so distracted that I wasn’t reading or practicing. God wants to propel me forward but I need to be ready when the time comes. Success is when preparation meets opportunity. In a nutshell: slow down and read.
“People aren’t the enemy. Remember Ephesians 6:12. We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but against evil spirits and principalities. Don’t allow the enemy to distract you and have you at war with other people. Your goodness, your spirit and the grace God has bestowed upon you is what will carry you. Don’t forget who you are when conflict or difficulties come meaning don’t slide back into your old ways. Remember who you are. Stay there. Don’t be pulled back. You are the salt and the light.” – This one’s self-explanatory, right?
Okay, you crazy kids. Hope you enjoyed. I’ll check in with you later this week with a short story.