As some of you may know (if you follow me on Instagram), I recently found out that I will be one of the honorees at the Jeans and Jewels fundraising Gala on November 10!! Isn’t that amazing?! GOD is CRAZY FAITHFUL…for real!!
Many times in life, you may question what you are doing, if what you are doing matters, and if what you are doing serves a purpose/greater good. BUT…when you grow to the point where you seek ONLY to serve God and glorify Him…things change. Drastically. When you refrain from focusing on the outcome, God is able to use that head space to further the vision He gave you in the first place…in ways you never imagined. That’s where I am. No, it’s not a cake-walk…you just have to be intentional about doing this!
So when Thomasina (Jeans and Jewels Founder and Executive Director) contacted me about being highlighted next to other community advocates who are empowering our youth…I was speechless. I am not being dramatic. I literally cried because I was truly humbled/honored. Plus, I was in the middle of creating a mental to-do-list for Own Your Peach (Yall…if only you knew what goes on inside my head. lol). That was God’s way of not just reminding me to keep doing His will…but also to remind me to come up for air! Anywhoo, I wanted to share this brief post for a few reasons:
- To encourage you to KEEP GOING.
- To remind you to stay in your lane and out of the comparison trap
- To get out of your comfort zone and don’t allow past experiences and let-downs stop your from getting back up
- Ask God to order your steps AND seek Him before making major or minor moves. And wait for the Holy Spirit to guide you. Ask for wisdom and discernment in the process. Too often we pray for God’s will to be done, but we lack the patience to listen for the answer. (That’s a word!)
- As God elevates, opens new doors, and allows you to progress, ALWAYS remain humble in knowing that HE is the reason and deserves all the glory that comes. I don’t care what the world says…His children are not called to be selfish, self-seeking, or arrogant. Jesus wasn’t. At the same time, NEVER dim your light for the sake of making others more comfortable. Shining your light gives girls and women permission and courage to live purposefully too!
Now back to the event! If you plan on attending, please let me know so you CAN sit with us. 🙂 For more information on the gala and to purchase tickets, click below!
On Episode 7, of the Misadventures of the Millennial Virgin Podcast, we talk about the unspoken truths about expectations and how they can be damaging to our relationships. Mia challenges you to evaluate the reasoning behind your expectations of others; and the importance of releasing expectations that you have of others. Take a listen! And follow her on social: @farkarwa (IG) or Mia Creswell (Facebook).
On Episode 6 we discuss rejection and some common ways we deal with or process rejection. We also discuss the benefits of rejection and how it creates a space for God’s will to manifest in our lives and in the lives of others. Take a listen! And follow her on social: @farkarwa (IG) or Mia Creswell (Facebook).
On Episode 5 we discuss how a person’s views about sex shape the way we move through life. And how our views about sex are shaped by our upbringing, environment, and experiences. As well as the importance of bridging the gap between eliminating the shame that comes with the topic of sex; and encouraging open and healthy conversations. Take a listen! And follow her on social: @farkarwa (IG) or Mia Creswell (Facebook). For information about the 2nd Own Your Peach Back-to-School Social visit: www.ownyourpeach.org! Meet us there!
Open Letter to Little Girls Everywhere
July 23, 2018
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25
There are many unexpected things that you will experience. One is the importance of remembering the core values instilled in you by your parents/guardians. They will give you and your sisters everything they can emotionally, spiritually, financially, etc. Show your appreciation for them as much as possible. Especially when you ‘get grown.’
Your values will be tested. You will feel the need to fight battles that aren’t yours to fight. 🙌🏾 It’ll take you some time to learn this but don’t beat yourself up about it.
Forgive yourself sooner than later.
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In this episode we discuss the TRUTHS about love; the UNSPOKEN truths about our perceptions of love; and how to give and get the most love from our relationships. Follow Mia on socials: @farkarwa (IG) or Mia Creswell (Facebook).
On Episode 3 we discuss the importance of fighting from a place of victory; not FOR victory. Often times, we find ourselves in a never-ending rat race or trying to come up for air because we get so bogged down. But when we live with a heart of expectancy and from a place of victory, things become so much more manageable. Take a listen! And follow her on social: @farkarwa (IG) or Mia Creswell (Facebook).