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Reflection Part 2

Reflection Part 2

Let’s get right into it!  It has officially been 1 year since I decided to start sharing my spiritual journey through public posts!! Whoop whoop!  🙌🏾💃🏾🎉We left off in Part I  discussing the emotional and spiritual roller-coaster that I was on during undergrad.  The relationship with my lil boo had just ended and I was UPset!  I could not believe God was doing this to me.  I thought I would be able to keep one foot in and the other foot out when this “faith walk” got a little too real.  But no.  God was NOT havin’ that.  Plus, I had recently started attending Fish Hatchery Rd. church of Christ, and my heart was being pricked and convicted Hebrews 4:12.  And despite my initial reluctance to their ‘Daily Bible Reading Challenge’ I took it as a chance to start being intentional with my growth in Christ.

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Reflection: Part 1

Reflection: Part I

As I approach the 1-year mark of when I started my blog…I realize I have so much to reflect upon!  Not just over what has taken place throughout this past year, but the journey that became my motivation for FINALLY sharing my thoughts with the world (after my big sis Marjorie encouraged me to do SEVERAL years ago).  MY spiritual journey slowly began in 2010-2011.  I emphasized MY because up to that point although I was baptized at the age of 12, I was still living based on my parent’s faith and had yet to begin working out my own salvation.  We read an example of the importance of New Testament Christians being diligent in their spiritual walk in Philippians 2:12-13:

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” (NIV) 

This is an essential part of Christian living.

Allow me to rewind for a moment.  Continue reading “Reflection: Part 1”

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Faith, Food, and Body-Image

Faith, Food, and Body-Image

Combatting dysfunctional thoughts can be one of the most challenging things we do.  For me, it requires me to make a conscious decision every day to speak GOD’S truths about myself TO myself.  And to deny and destroy anything that goes against this.  This includes goals for my life and the PURPOSE that God has already ordained for me.  It also includes changing the way I view the relationships in my life and how I choose to manage them.  It also includes how I grab ahold of my thoughts on my faith, food, and my body image. Body image issues at 28-years old?  Did I just ‘say’ that out loud?  Oh dear!  Well now that the cat’s out the bad…may we continue?

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Why Am I Still Single?

Alrighty…before we get started…I do not post about relationships very often.  It’s just not my thing.  However, I am on my own personal spiritual journey, and I strive to be transparent about certain things; specifically with those who interact with me on a regular-semi regular basis.  Including those of you who so graciously follow my blog!  Bless you! 😌 That being said, I was lead by God’s Spirit to share this! I pray that it will “farkarwa” your soul, mind, and as always, encourage you!💕

I was struggling with what direction to take this because while I knew the point of this post, I wasn’t quite sure how to get there.  So, I just decided to write whatever comes to mind and hope it all makes sense to someone other than me. lol

Why am I still single?  Why is this a question a conversation starter?  I personally do NOT initiate this question when I engage with men folk.  They are usually the ones who ask me this, and of course in return, I ask them the same.  🤷🏾‍♀️But I started wondering…why does there have to be a reason that I am single?

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Overcoming Life’s Plateau

Happy New Year friends!! 🎉🎊🎉

Cheers to the FIRST Farkarwa blog of the year!  Although I journal semi-often, I have missed blogging/sharing! About 6 weeks ago, I took (and am still on) a social media sabbatical.  While I still maintain my Own Your Peach nonprofit pages, I needed a break from everything that social media brings.  Don’t you get like that sometimes?  While I am not against social media altogether, I do believe it is important for us to scoot back from the table sometimes, to re-prioritize (if that is something you have lost sight of).  In my case, while I hadn’t forgotten my priorities, I found myself refreshing my apps wayyyyyy too often…TYPICALLY out of boredom or idleness.  Y’all know the routine… 😉

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Enough Is Enough…

On November 6, I decided that enough was enough!  Had I had enough of mourning over a bad breakup? Nope! I finally decided that I was tired of neglecting the importance of TRULY taking care of myself. From the inside out. Tired of NOT nurturing the temple that God loaned me while I spend time on this earth. I no longer felt like MIA! Vibrant, young, energetic, resilient, brilliant, and limitless. Instead, I felt sluggish, unhealthy, and frankly, I didn’t like how my clothes were starting to fit (Vain? Maybe. True? Absolutely!).

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Flawed and worthy

Hey everybody!

I know it’s been a while! But…for good reason. I always want my posts to be intentional, have substance, and to never post just for the sake of posting. That, plus trying to maintain my sanity with school, having a life, Own Your Peach, work, interning, etc…. things have been HECTIC. But, I have no complaints!

Anywhoo, I prayed for some inspiration about what my next dose of spiritual food for the soul should be. So, I have returned with something that has been on my heart for the last couple of weeks.

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘Am I really worthy of all this?! I have sooo many flaws!’ or what about this one, ‘This is too good to be true…so I won’t even enjoy it.’ Or one of my favorites, ‘I’m just going to sabotage or end this because it’s not going to work out the way I want it to anyway.’ How TOXIC are these thoughts to our daily lives, especially those of us who are supposed to be putting our faith and trust in God and God alone?  I find that the things that are most difficult to trust God with, are the things that we:

a.) have little to no control over b.) things that we have never seen manifested in our lives or the lives of those around us or c.) because we are imperfect, we have a hard time believing that God would bless us with something so amazing.

 But, true faith requires us to walk with the expectation that God knows and wants what is best for us (Jeremiah 29:11-13). And that He will provide us with the desires of our hearts, according to HIS good and perfect will (1 John 5: 14-15).

When I find myself in those moments of doubt, I have to remind myself that there is absolutely nothing in this world that is out of reach. Every bit of joy, peace, love, and purpose that exists can be mine. This goes for all of us. I have a number of goals that I am currently seeking God’s will for. And there are times that cause me to wonder if the hiccups in the road of this journey are a sign that it isn’t meant to be, or if it just for the testing of my faith. What I DO know is, the testing of our faith produces patience (James 1:3-4).  Patience to wait on God to guide us into His will, which requires us to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.  Patience for God to produce for us the fruit of our labor. Patience that allows us to enjoy the journey that God is trying to take us on…if only we follow Him. And patience that gives us time to remember, “I am worthy. Flawed, but still worthy!!  AND patience and faith to know that when our plans fall through (as they often do), that GOD has something sooo much better in store. Waiting for us to receive it.

Finally, if I am a daughter of the King…doesn’t that automatically make me qualified to receive the blessings that He has for me?  Yes, it does. May we straighten our crowns, give our hearts to Him, and remember yes, I am flawed. But I am STILL worthy.

Farkarwa