Can I be transparent with y'all??? I Had a serious "woe is me" moment yesterday but thanks to my new #sistagirlhomiefriend in my head Tiffany Haddish for inspiring me!!! I know this video is a little longer than usual but hopefully it will help someone else to keep pushing!!!
"Boxes are for cereal...not people" - How I learned to be comfortable living outside of the box
Recently a friend of mine tagged me in a post on Facebook. The post included pictures of a t-shirt line that was created by one of her friends. When I saw the t-shirts I immediately let out a "yassss" because it felt like somebody had summed up my life and put it in t-shirt form lol. One of the shirts featured the slogan "Fine & Favored" and the other said "Saved & Sexy".
Now if you know anything about me then you know that I have always considered myself to be a card carrying member of #TeamSexySaints lol. Now while this may cause the church mothers to clutch their saved and sanctified pearls, I am just keeping it real. I was hot when my husband met me and I plan on staying that way. The only difference between then and now, is back then I didn't know that there was a different between being dressing "sexy" and "sexual". Now I know that I can be covered from head to toe and still turn heads as I have learned how to present myself in a way that is still fashionable without showing all of my goodies.
Hey ya'll!!! So I am super siked today!!! A lot of you have seen my "Breyonce'" and company videos, as well as my other videos discussing everything from bundles to slim fast lol. I often share these videos on my social media sites and get pretty good feedback from my friends and family; however, that's usually where the support stops. I would place the videos on YouTube and get a few views and absolutely no comments. As the kids would say, my YouTube channel has been "dry". Well today, I got my first comment!!! I know that may not seem like a lot to most people, but to me it made my day. Only because the past few days I have been feeling really down and almost doubting whether or not I should continue to do this video thing. Then this morning I got that notification that a comment had been left on my video. Someone that I didn't even know commented on my last video and said that they liked it, and that was just the little boost of confidence that I needed. So thank you again random stranger, you are the real MVP for confirming to me that I should continue to make these videos and thank you to all my faithful followers that continue to support me and all my endeavors!!!
You can catch my latest video below:
Well here is my first installment of my "Wisdom Wednesday" series. I tried to make a video via Facebook Live and couldn't get it to work on my fan page. Then I tried to make one on my personal page. I was able to get that one to work minus a few technical difficulties. On the bright side my son, the artist formerly known as Tres' Ivy, decided to make a cameo and in a "Kids say the darnedest things moment", decides plead for food like I don't feed him (trust me, we feed him!!!).
I hope that you find something today that makes you laugh!!! #LiveLaughLove
Prayer warrior in training
So in honor of #TransparentTuesday let me share this story with you guys. Now ya'll remember how last week I stepped out of my comfort zone and into a romper? Well, yesterday I did something that took me completely out of my box. I served as the worship leader for the youth service at a friend's church. Now I know what you're thinking, isn't this is the same girl that loves to perform in front of people and make videos? It would seem to most people that I don't have a shy bone in my body, but to be honest with you their are a few instances where even I don't like to be center stage.
Yes, I do love Jesus, and yes I do love to perform, but the thought combining the two always made me feel a little unsure of myself. I didn't think I had what it takes to lead anything in church...like I wasn't "qualified". I consider myself to be a pretty spiritual person but compared to others I never felt like I measured up. I wasn't this powerful preacher. I haven't memorized the Bible from cover to cover and one of the things that absolutely terrified me the most was the thought of having to lead a prayer. If you have been around me long enough the you have probably heard me say that "prayer" is not my ministry lol. I'll touch and agree in the audience all day but please do not ask me to lead.
Well that all changed this past Sunday. When my friend asked me to be worship leader at her church's youth day service I agreed. I figured it couldn't be that bad. All I had to do was follow the program, right? WRONG!!! When I asked my mom aka Jesus' BFF for clarification on exactly what it is that I would be doing she made sure to add that I would need to "flow in the Spirit". WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?! Now the pressure was on, but I decided that I would pray about it and not stress over it. I actually became kind of excited about the day and as Sunday rolled around I got myself and the boys ready and my mom even came along for support.
So this is the part of the story where Jesus throws me a curve ball. I thought I had it all together until I got a chance to see a copy of the program and by my name was listed the word "invocation". Now I consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person but I can admit that I had no clue what that word meant. So I said to myself "Brittany you either have to suck up your pride and ask for a definition or get up there and look a fool", so I asked the woman who was helping me get ready what it meant. That's when I learned it meant that I would lead the prayer. I had to repeat it back out loud just to make sure that I had heard correctly. Realizing that I couldn't back out now because I had made a commitment (plus the boys and my mom were already in the sanctuary sitting down lol), I decided that I would have to pull out my "inner prayer warrior" and get over my fear of "public praying" (unlike public speaking, if you are afraid of public praying it is NOT recommended that you imagine everyone in the audience in their underwear). Anywho, I finished the prayer and if that wasn't enough when it came time for offering I was told that I would do that prayer as well. Now not only was I being trusted to pray over their souls but now I was being asked to pray over their money! I managed to get through that prayer as well and breathed a silent sight of relief that I had made it through what I considered the hard parts.
The service was wonderful and I am grateful for the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone yet again. This time, it was my "spiritual" comfort zone. Sometimes we have to be stretched to learn what we are really made. So now I am officially a "prayer warrior in training". I'm not rushing to the front of the congregation just yet to lead the saints in a word of prayer but I know that one day I'll get there.
Is there something that you have been afraid to do, but for one reason or another had to do it anyway? If so leave me a comment, I would love to hear about it!!!