I’m lovin’ my locs y’all! But I wouldn’t be in my current state of glee had I kept considering all the negative possibilities Satan was throwing my way! Once I told him to shut up, twisted my hair up and began my journey, I started to see all my positive consideration come to fruition. Not all overnight. Gradually, as I trusted in the process, my hair began to flourish into what I had envisioned. This happened because I stopped hoping I could and just did it.
My wretchedness doesn’t make God any less worthy of service and honor. And although my service and actions may seem contradictory, those who view can’t see my heart and my struggle. So, I’ve got to keep serving despite the war that exists between what I would do and what I actually do. Now, I must get myself together, I don’t have a license to be wrong, but I can’t stop serving because of it. Because let’s face it, when was I ever worthy enough or “right” enough to share a written word about the Lord.
Consistently yielding our ways to the dictates of the Word guarantees He will bless our jobs, take care of our children, preserve our finances and safeguard our lives. Even if these areas hit a storm, we have a guaranteed promise of victory if we remain obedient. The key to unfailing success is positioning every area of our life the way our Husband wants it. The only way to accomplish this feat is know exactly what He wants. What He wants can only be found in the Bible. We must study for ourselves.
Momma gave me permission to adopt my own pattern for life, void of popular opinion. I hear this life principle brilliantly ringing in Philippians 3:17. Paul reminds believers to, “…join in following my [Paul’s] example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.” In this chapter, Paul explains what holds true value in life. He gives us permission to reject the pattern of this world. The world celebrates substantial bank statements, educational accomplishments, lavish possessions, high-class pedigrees, social affiliations, beauty and power as valuable attainments. These things aren’t bad; they just hold no true value in the scope of eternity. Paul is clear that authentic value is only embodied in a cultivated relationship with your Husband, Jesus Christ.