Before We Head Into the New Year..

Hi guys! Happy Almost New Year! Oh,and Merry Christmas!

Before we head into the new year, I wanted to just have a sit down type discussion with you. Let’s all take a virtual seat on my floor LOL

You know that at DR, we don’t only talk about hair, or fashion, or style, but we also think it’s important to keep your spiritual life in check. Now that it’s going to be a new year soon, I want to take a look back on this past year and really reflect on it in the hopes that it will resonate with someone.

My spiritual life took a full on, headspin 345 degree turn this year. I know ya’ll are looking at me like, “345?! What?!” Let me explain. My spiritual life, I must say, took a loss for some time this year. You know when there’s a voice in the back of your head like, “Don’t do that!”, and you do it anyway. Stubbornness, it’ll kill you. So anyway, I did not listen to GOD (because that was the voice in my head) and embarked on a journey that I was never supposed to go on (or maybe I was, in hindsight.) Anyway, that happened and my spiritual life lessened. It was crazy because right before this, my relationship with God was the best it has ever been. And then this.

So, obviously, this THING ended very badly. I was left really distraught and I felt like I had no one. I didn’t even want to go to God because I felt so ashamed that I had done what He told me not to do. Y’all know how the story goes: I eventually ran back, on my knees for forgiveness, and he accepted me FLAWS AND ALL. That’s the kind of God I love and serve.

Not only did he accept me back with open arms, but he has been opening crazy doors for me in my life, and it’s to the point where it can be NOTHING BUT HIM. It’s like,

Me: “God, I really want this.”

God: “Aiight, bet.”

That simple.

And I bless him. You have no idea how much. He definitely doesn’t owe me a dag on thing, but he continues to rain showers of blessings on me for no other reason than His love, and eternal grace and mercy. Not to say that I wouldn’t continue to live life for Him if he didn’t bless me.

Sometimes I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone, y’know? I’m waiting on the other shoe to drop, just because that’s the kind of person I am. I’m human. I”m flawed. I have to repent every day, and sometimes, God literally allows me to bite my tongue (or cheek) because of my mouth. But he still loves me. And for that, I am thankful and am striving to get back to the place where I was before this. Can’t stop, won’t stop.

I pray that this post is an encouragement to someone who needs it, because I needed it when I was in my mess. God is love. Honestly, that’s what it boils down to.

Until next time,

Mandisa ❤

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