Showing posts with label more of you mondays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label more of you mondays. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

More of YOU Mondays: Greater Is Coming

When I first started this blog, I debated back and forth whether or not I would include my faith and beliefs in my weekly post- however, there was no question in my heart that sharing my faith and journey in my relationship with the Lord with you guys would be absolutely necessary. I love clothes, fashion and styling- I could talk about those things all day long, but my faith is the core of who I am and who the Lord is shaping me into daily.

Looking back over the past couple of months...going through the valleys- the highs and lows, one thing has remained constant...the presence of the Lord has been with me always. When I had to make what seemed like the toughest decision at the time to let go of a relationship out of obedience to the Lord- His presence was my strength. His presence gave me the words to say, and my heart was sealed with His peace that passes all understanding. Now, does that mean that I haven't had my moments of questioning the decision He gave to me, or being upset, or trying to figure out how my life would play out from that point on? No, it absolutely doesn't. Because I'm human, and my finite mind isn't able to even comprehend the ways of the Lord.

 The Lord is teaching me through this season that even in the midnight hour, there is still hope. He's teaching me that I, in my flesh am weak, and the enemy is fierce (or thinks he's fierce) and will try to do anything to steal, kill and destroy the faith, hope and confidence that I have in a Father who loves me unconditionally, who is bold, mighty and strong. God is preparing me, and preparing you for greater things. Even in the mess, he is still a GOOD God and he knows you better than you even know yourself. Trust in his truth and in His word which is the bread of life and KNOW THAT HE IS GOD. Better days are coming! As believers, and lovers of the Lord we are to still praise Him in the storm, in the deepest valleys just because he is still God. Hold tight to His promises. Take your thoughts captive, and keep your focus on the Lord. 




I hope this encourages you to continue to press forward toward greater things that God has planned for you!

xoxo,
Shauntel 

Monday, August 4, 2014

More of YOU Mondays: You Don't Have to Try

I stumbled across this video yesterday, and it's probably hands down, one of the most moving music videos I've seen in awhile. As if I didn't love Colbie Calliat enough already, her transparency and authenticity portrayed through these lyrics and visuals make me admire her even more . I love that this video represents a common social stigma that all females struggle with. The struggle of not accepting ourselves as enough, and constantly trying to amount to the world's standards and perception of beauty. We want to be accepted. And, we not only want to look and feel beautiful but we want to be told that we're beautiful. 

Today's society has totally warped our minds and our thought life. There are a lot of us who are consumed with trying to attain something that we are not, something that we were never made to be and that can be overwhelming and exhausting. Each of you are made beautiful in your own way. There is no one else on this entire earth like you. No one with your smile, with your hair, your laugh and the list goes on. Embrace what makes you different, and what makes you you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139: 14 says: 

 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

You don't have to try. Your beauty comes from the inner peace of accepting yourself, and loving yourself the way that no one else can. So stop letting society define who you are, and how you see yourself when you look into the mirror. Fiercely love yourself first, and your beauty will shine from the inside out. 

If you haven't seen the video, click below and prepare to be moved. 

xoxo,
Shauntel