God is doing something new within my life. I believe it. I see it. His word says it. “See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do not you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” (Isaiah 43:19 NIV). God is making a way for me! Even though my situation seems dead. God is making a way. Even though I feel empty on the inside. God is making a way. Even when it is hard to pray and I do not know what to pray. God is making a way. Amen!
I have to realize that when God does this new thing in my life; he is going to have to come in and rearrange, remove, and release some things within and around me. If it does not please him; it has to go. If it disturbs my peace; it cannot be. If it is not good for me or if they are not for me; it has to be removed. If I am holding on to something too tight. If it distracts me from my purpose. If it does not move me towards my purpose it will be gone. In Jesus name! This is the process that no one wants to go through. Most people quit in the beginning of this process. Who wants their life flipped upside down! Who wants to endure change. Who wants to go through the struggle. No one! But in order to receive all the blessings that God has for me. It is going to require me to go through all the growing pains. It is not going to feel or look good. It is not going to make sense to me. But once I come out on the other side of this process. I am going to be a new in God.
I was encouraged this morning to “Forget the former things; (and)…not dwell on the past” (Isaiah 43:18 NIV). You see this new thing God is doing in my life is going to require me to let go of my past and what used to be. Letting go is not easy but I have to trust my father. That he knows what is best for me. I cannot walk into my future holding on to the past. So, today I choose to let go of my past and walk boldly into the future God has for me. For I know that my future is bright in Jesus.
The year is almost over. I am asking myself some real questions. Like, Did I accomplish the things I wanted to accomplish this year? Truth be told. If I am really honest. No, I have not. There are some things that I wanted to get done in January that still have not been done. So, I ask myself. What is stopping you, Kianna girl? Honestly the only thing stopping me is MYSELF. I allow my fatigue get the best of me. I allow my feelings to overtake me. I allow self doubt kill my faith. I allow myself to think of the worst cast scenario. It is me. So, now I am determined to finish this moment, second, hour, day, ,week, month, and year in faith. WE WALKING IN OUR PURPOSE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.
I choose to make this month one to remember. A month where I move forward with my goals. Check them off my list and continue to grow in faith. God is able!
Even though here are a few things that I have not done. There have been many things I have accomplished this year. Especially when it comes to believing the gospel of Jesus. I choose daily to believe. To believe in the power of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When I tell you that this has allowed me to walk in the peace of God. It has. When I choose to believe. I give God full permission to move in my life. So, although there are some things that I have not accomplished this year. I believe that God will help me to get the rest of those things done.
I am super excited to see where my life will be this time next year. I am looking forward to the travel. The changes. The shift. The growth, and business.
How has your year been for you? Have you been walking in your purpose? I would love to hear about your 2019. If it has not gone the way you wanted it to. What are you going to do to make it happen?
I have decided to implement more fruits and veggies in my diet. I do not want to wait til I have a health problem to start eating healthy. I am 23 years old. I am a mother to one and a wife. I need all my energy. During my pregnancy I learned how important my body was to my baby boy. Whatever I ate affected him. It was through the constant prenatal vitamins and constant checkups that I realized how crucial my health was. I am so thankful that I had a smooth pregnancy and my health was well. My baby boy was born healthy too. I did not want to go back to the eating patterns I had before. I decided to make a lifestyle change to sustain my good health. Also, if in the future me and my husband decide to have another baby my body, mind and spirit will be ready to take that journey. I AM GOOD RIGHT NOW. MY SON IS ENOUGH!
I enjoy drinking smoothies but at times it get bored and tired of them. I decided to do something different today. I blended some pears with fresh water and placed it in the fridge to get cold. I guess it’s homemade pear juice. I then separated my avocado on my plate and ate them as they were. It was actually tasty. I also, took my time to taste my food. Instead of rushing trying to finish getting the veggies in my system. I am good and satisfied with my breakfast today. I plan on looking up new ways to make smoothies. Also, different meals that I can eat in the morning. In the words of my granddaddy “YOU HAVE TO GET THE GOOD STUFF IN FIRST”!
I look forward to my health journey but enough of me. What are you eating? Comment below. Does your health matter to you? Explain why? We are on this journey together. I am so excited to hear your story.
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Today is August 15, 2019. I am loving my natural 4C hair. I am learning how to care for my hair. It took a while but we finally here. I am doing a lot less. I was doing way too much on my hair before! I have been simple with my routine. I wash my hair every other week. I try to style my hair on Sunday or Monday and that style will be the style of the week. I try to make sure that I cover my hair at night. Also, I avoid too much manipulation. Less is more.
When it comes to my personal hair care. I had to cut a lot of dead ends off my hair. I do not remember the last time I trimmed my ends but it was necessary. I was very careful. I could feel the pieces that had to go and I let them go. I had many tiny knots at the very end of my hair which I am sure caused my hair to stop growing. These tiny knots also, made it difficult to do much of anything because I was constantly pulling and breaking my hair. Now, that the knots of my hair are gone; my hair can breathe, move and do what I want it to do.
I am developing my hair routine weekly. I am now implementing protein treatments (once a month), deep conditioning (the third week of the month), and more of the Liquid. Cream. and Oil method (every other week when I style my hair). It is working for me. Even though it takes more time. I am willing to put in the work to help care for and strengthen my natural hair. I definitely want my hair to grow but in order for my hair to grow I have to take my time and learn my hair. I look forward to seeing how much progress my hair will have by the end of this year.
How is your hair journey going? Comment below. I want to know how you are succeeding or failing. You do not have to be natural. This is a conversation for everyone. How are you taking care of your hair? What products are you using? As you can see my hair now shining and starting grow longer by the month. We are in this journey together. I look forward to reading your comments. Sincerely, Kianna Brown.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
In the beginning, Earth had no shape. It was dark and empty. As, I read this part of the bible earth is lifeless. The tone shifts and things begins to happen. Its says that God’s Spirit moved over the waters. I do not know about you but this excites me. I am now introduced to another part of the creator. His spiritual side. The first thing that God did before creating anything was get in tune with his Spirit and move by it. This is a word for me. Before you do anything today, examine yourself. Are you moving by your Spirit or your flesh?
I encourage you today to get in tune with the creator. Pray. Read. Worship. Meditate. Align yourself with his will for your life. God is the one who created you and the only one who can show you how and why you were created. This season for me is all about learning how to effectively pray, worship, and meditate God. Today, I am inspired to move by my Spirit. The Holy Spirit. Will you join me today?
I want to be able to feel what I feel without responding negatively.
Feelings… We all have them. Some are good and some bad. What am I supposed to do with my feelings? My feelings change so much.
I need to get my feelings under control. SELF-CONTROL. The ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires or the expression of them in one’s behavior, especially in difficult situations.
God tells me that self control is one of the fruit of the spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no law” Galatians 6:22-23 NIV.
I need to get connected to my source! If I am I am going to handle my feelings, I need to get guidance from the one who created my feelings. I can get connected through prayer, worship, and meditation. Through this process God’s spirit will grow within me. His fruit will show up and flow throughout my life.
I cannot allow my feelings to control me. Say this with me, I have power over my feelings! I control my feelings. My feelings do not control me. When we learn to control our feelings; we gain more control over our life. Will you join me on this journey in mastering our feelings?