Fighting for contentment 

Left, right, left, uppercut BAM!!!! Life hits you. You look around you as your on the floor to see friends or family getting engaged, starting families, planning weddings, getting jobs that makes more than you, fill in the blank. My biggest struggle as a hidden bride is watching my friends in my age group being partnered off into relationships. That friend or friends who you would normally kick it with is a courtship now so then that leaves YOU. So then you begin hanging out by yourself but also rejoicing with your friends or family members who are rejoicing (Romans 12:15). But you still feel the pressure of life seeking the next big moment. Then you find moments in life where your asking GOD “ok GOD what’s next, I graduated with my undergrad degree, then my masters degree, and got the job right out of college, blessed with a car, nice apartment and a crazy cat but what’s next” well maybe that’s what I say lol. God being the loving father to his children during times of solitude with him reminds you of what he brought you through and I don’t know about you guys but life has been tough but GOD has literally carried me the whole way. As I sit and reflect (which I try to always do) Im forever grateful for what he has done. So then YOU begin to stand up, dust yourself off, adjust your gloves, and FIGHT. But this time you feel something different gratefulness and thanksgiving is flowing through your blood and what’s keep you standing is the fathers love. As you swing each arm your fighting for contentment, against what this culture tells you as a woman in her mid 20’s or 30’s should have. It doesn’t matter GOD is the author and finisher of our faith he writing our life stories and its better than any book or movie you have read or seen. Consider Paul who was a straight up man of GOD he says in Philippians  4:11-12 “11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” This scripture tells us that’s it’s a learning process. When life hits us and wants to get us off track. Don’t stay down. GET UP and fight until your hearts content. FIGHT for the things of the LORD. FIGHT for your calling, asking GOD what’s his plans for you and partner with him to change the world. OUR EYES SHOULD STAY LOCKED ON OUR GREAT REWARD WHICH IS JESUS.  Lets get real, all the materialistic things in this world won’t fill the void inside of you. The hole inside was created for the kingdom of GOD to fill and it comes with his LOVE and JOY which is our strength. Trash this cultures idols that are place before you and FIGHT for contentment. Most of all remember Matthew 6:33 “
But first be concerned about God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well. “
Fighting one day at a time,

Latosha :)

Fighting for contentment

Left, right, left, uppercut BAM!!!! Life hits you. You look around you as your on the floor to see friends or family getting engaged, starting families, planning weddings, getting jobs that makes more than you, fill in the blank. My biggest struggle as a hidden bride is watching my friends in my age group being partnered off into relationships. That friend or friends who you would normally kick it with is a courtship now so then that leaves YOU. So then you begin hanging out by yourself but also rejoicing with your friends or family members who are rejoicing (Romans 12:15). But you still feel the pressure of life seeking the next big moment. Then you find moments in life where your asking GOD “ok GOD what’s next, I graduated with my undergrad degree, then my masters degree, and got the job right out of college, blessed with a car, nice apartment and a crazy cat but what’s next” well maybe that’s what I say lol. God being the loving father to his children during times of solitude with him reminds you of what he brought you through and I don’t know about you guys but life has been tough but GOD has literally carried me the whole way. As I sit and reflect (which I try to always do) Im forever grateful for what he has done. So then YOU begin to stand up, dust yourself off, adjust your gloves, and FIGHT. But this time you feel something different gratefulness and thanksgiving is flowing through your blood and what’s keep you standing is the fathers love. As you swing each arm your fighting for contentment, against what this culture tells you as a woman in her mid 20’s or 30’s should have. It doesn’t matter GOD is the author and finisher of our faith he writing our life stories and its better than any book or movie you have read or seen. Consider Paul who was a straight up man of GOD he says in Philippians 4:11-12 “11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” This scripture tells us that’s it’s a learning process. When life hits us and wants to get us off track. Don’t stay down. GET UP and fight until your hearts content. FIGHT for the things of the LORD. FIGHT for your calling, asking GOD what’s his plans for you and partner with him to change the world. OUR EYES SHOULD STAY LOCKED ON OUR GREAT REWARD WHICH IS JESUS. Lets get real, all the materialistic things in this world won’t fill the void inside of you. The hole inside was created for the kingdom of GOD to fill and it comes with his LOVE and JOY which is our strength. Trash this cultures idols that are place before you and FIGHT for contentment. Most of all remember Matthew 6:33 “
But first be concerned about God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all of these things will be provided for you as well. “
Fighting one day at a time,

Latosha :)

The Dreaded List

Hmmm where do I begin with this one.  We all in our daily lives have done some type of standard goal for that day  or to-do list. We are busy people in general. But this list is a little different. It regards standards that we set for looking for a spouse. It goes a little something like this……

       My Prince Charming 
He must have nice dark hair
He must be able to dress 
He must pretty blue eyes
He must drive a nice car
He must have a job making big bucks (yea buddy)
He must have a degree of some sort
He must want to have 2 kids primarily a boy and girl,  cat, dog, and a goldfish 
He must ….(you fill in the blank)

We all an idea of what type of standard we want our spouse to meet. But are we wanting things that are shallow or what GOD wants to have and PUT together to bring him glory. Some girls write the list of what they want their future husband to be out of some made up fairy tale. 
This is shallow in my opinion. The fairy tales compared to God’s written love story for you and your spouse is better than what man can create. We serve the creator and it honestly can’t get any better than that. Now ladies are we so focused on what we WANT that we forget or don’t acknowledge what YOU as a person can bring to the table. I think you can ask any married couple with Christ in the center that marriage  takes hard work. DUH no brainer right. So why are so easily wooed into this picture perfect idea of how we expect and want things to happen. Now then you have other ladies like ME, who meets a certain person and tries to add their qualities onto the list. Even though you have already set the standard you willing to compromise a little here and add to it no matter the cost due to your thought that this can be it. DON’T do it daughters. Anyway I’m not totally against the list my challenge is to have you re-evaluate the list. Does it meet the standard of how GOD sees a man or woman of GOD should meet and act. Is it biblically sound or is it filled with shallow expectations. Seek counsel from married peeps in your church. I’m in a season where I’m surrounded by them  which is great. Now as for me I have officially ripped my list up. I’m not constantly obsessing over it and if you are it’s an idol, tear the walls down and put GOD where he belongs which is FIRST.  So far I heard great stories of those who wrote it and got every quality they wanted in a spouse. Amen for those testimonies. I truly believe GOD gives us the desires of our heart, but as for now I’m trusting Abba right now in this area. He knows best obviously I don’t. I’m a true believer of giving it all to GOD and this area is truly laid at the alter before his throne.

Sincerely,
 torn list, trusting GOD, daughter,
Latosha :)

The Dreaded List

Hmmm where do I begin with this one. We all in our daily lives have done some type of standard goal for that day or to-do list. We are busy people in general. But this list is a little different. It regards standards that we set for looking for a spouse. It goes a little something like this……

My Prince Charming
He must have nice dark hair
He must be able to dress
He must pretty blue eyes
He must drive a nice car
He must have a job making big bucks (yea buddy)
He must have a degree of some sort
He must want to have 2 kids primarily a boy and girl, cat, dog, and a goldfish
He must ….(you fill in the blank)

We all an idea of what type of standard we want our spouse to meet. But are we wanting things that are shallow or what GOD wants to have and PUT together to bring him glory. Some girls write the list of what they want their future husband to be out of some made up fairy tale.
This is shallow in my opinion. The fairy tales compared to God’s written love story for you and your spouse is better than what man can create. We serve the creator and it honestly can’t get any better than that. Now ladies are we so focused on what we WANT that we forget or don’t acknowledge what YOU as a person can bring to the table. I think you can ask any married couple with Christ in the center that marriage takes hard work. DUH no brainer right. So why are so easily wooed into this picture perfect idea of how we expect and want things to happen. Now then you have other ladies like ME, who meets a certain person and tries to add their qualities onto the list. Even though you have already set the standard you willing to compromise a little here and add to it no matter the cost due to your thought that this can be it. DON’T do it daughters. Anyway I’m not totally against the list my challenge is to have you re-evaluate the list. Does it meet the standard of how GOD sees a man or woman of GOD should meet and act. Is it biblically sound or is it filled with shallow expectations. Seek counsel from married peeps in your church. I’m in a season where I’m surrounded by them which is great. Now as for me I have officially ripped my list up. I’m not constantly obsessing over it and if you are it’s an idol, tear the walls down and put GOD where he belongs which is FIRST. So far I heard great stories of those who wrote it and got every quality they wanted in a spouse. Amen for those testimonies. I truly believe GOD gives us the desires of our heart, but as for now I’m trusting Abba right now in this area. He knows best obviously I don’t. I’m a true believer of giving it all to GOD and this area is truly laid at the alter before his throne.

Sincerely,
torn list, trusting GOD, daughter,
Latosha :)