Breaking the mold

Mood today: Encouraged knowing the path I am on is correct. Proud I made the right decision to arrive to my “now”.

Inspirational Tune: Too many for today I listened to K-Love all day in the car singing away!

   

  
              

BREAK-THE-MOLD

What does the phrase mean to you? 

How does it make you feel?

 Does it inspire you? 

    Today I don’t want to share about going and being something different in the world. Let’s chat about making a difference within ourselves.

   Sound like fun? 

I’m sure it doesn’t so let’s make it actionable shall we…
     Pour yourself a strong cup of caffeine or some really chilly iced water… We are about to dig in!

Proverbs 21:2 NKJV

   “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,but the Lord weighs the hearts.”

  

   How many of us find that life has ups and downs that take us up and down along with the times? I will gladly step up and say that I have experienced that all too often,but I can also say I have lived most of my life just complaining about it without trying to take personal steps to break the barrier from within. That was until recently! 

    As women but also for the men out there reading this post … We majority of the time feel that not only are our own eyeballs the only ones on the planet not needing glasses or contacts BUT we also feel that we are the only ones with the right point of view. As in : we are the standard. 

     I hate to break it to ya’ but we all require a major lens and heart adjustment not just once throughout our lifespan but this will be an on-going thing so get ready to be uncomfortable again! 

It’s great to want to go make wonderful in the world but before you can offer anything to the world around you; take a moment to look within your own skin. 

   Break down your own layers

   Open up your heart and soften it 

   Seems intimidating, like a daunting task. It’s not the easiest I admit but it’s necessary if you are truly wanting to seek in becoming more like how God wants you to live.

     HARDEST PART FOR ME: I am still undergoing this process of breaking my internal mold. 

I realize now it will be ongoing and that I will sometimes fail at being more Christ-like and less Sam-like. I worry that others won’t take the time to break their own molds and become less them and more Christ-like. These are all human insecurities and completely normal feelings and thoughts to have. 

But that’s why we have community,devotionals,supportive friendships and someone watching from above to light the way.

    I encourage you to get really raw this weekend with yourself and break a comfort barrier: 

    Allow yourself to be wrong about something …and when you are wrong embrace that it’s okay to recognize that you don’t always have the right answer. 

    Then allow your heart to open up and soften to the idea that there may be a better answer. And the better answer isn’t yours (lol! Tough I know)

   Breaking a mold while intimidating during the process is rewarding tenfolds! It allows our being to become vulnerable, more loving and cultivate deep-rooted relationships both spiritually and in the physical form. 

Some of my best friends I were made through the process of breaking my interior mold and having them by my side during the rebuilding phase.

  

   Embrace the journey! After all we promised this will be our best year yet! 
Love y’all,

-Sam

Getting past your freckles of imperfections

Mood today: Joyfilled with gratitude for the unknown
Inspiration tune: Lauren Daigle “Loyal”

How is it that I find being a “tasker” of “multi’s” easier than being a “comfortable in mine”?

My own skin that is?

Every single day I wake up doing the same exact routine which includes stumbling to turn off the alarm, walking to bathroom and getting ready for the day ahead while it is still dark outside.

Yet- the bathroom light is always nice and bright on my less than makeup-ready face

I notice every single morning my wrinkles that are now forming, freckles that little by little are taking over, dry skin , and baggy eyes…YUCK!

 

Ladies meet me makeup ‘less
 
I noticed my flaws until I stopped noticing my flaws how I perceive them and instead began noticing them His way.

I began to teach myself that my wrinkles are from 33 years of life
I began to embrace my dry skin as “part of life” …and yes got a new moisturizer brand lol!
I am working through the baggy eyes part by getting more rest

… and those stubborn freckles?

Well I am just letting them take over because they are meant to be in my life as a reminder of all the times I have seen the sunshine!

Learning to appreciate yourself ladies is a struggle and let me tell you the more you begin to stir up your soul it will not get any easier but it will become comfortable to be uncomfortable;through the process you will begin to get comfortable in your own “freckles of imperfection”.

This post I share with you is so important… I don’t want you to go through this series just glimpsing through the posts and if this is the only post you will ever read of mine then I want it to be core changing.

Envision me getting real passionate with hands moving and walking back and forth with energy and a loving but firm tone when I share the following with YOU:

You landed here for a reason,so let’s not take for granted the opportunity for this moment to be life changing to you.

I want to lovingly encourage you to take a glimpse in the mirror and say outloud all the nitpicking details of your face you see…I double dog dare you!

-YUCK!

NOW

I want you to say outloud and I urge you to repeat it every day when you wake up and look in the mirror:

I am beautifully flawed…I was intentionally made

Let’s grab this year tightly and embrace for the most beautiful ride we can! You can’t enjoy the journey though if you don’t begin to see that you are the most absolute perfect person meant for the ride ahead.

YOU no one else…

So who is with me?

Love y’all gals,

Sam