You ever find that one piece of clothing that just sums you up? What you wear can really be an extension of who you are... and I mean literally.
His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. He's so out of this world (literally), that it's hard to comprehend the entirety of who He is. But if we're filled with His Holy Spirit, then Christ dwells in us and we're connected to His supernatural power!
Living an unashamed life has probably been the most difficult yet rewarding journeys to date. I can't tell you how many (major and minor) mistakes I've made (and make) along the way, but I can tell you it makes me even more grateful to serve a God who knows me. And not because He's omniscient, but because I've learned to share all my concerns, failures and successes with Him.
By opening my heart to Him, He's shaping and molding me into who He wants me to be. It's tough, but feels great (like those post workout experiences that I don't have very often)!
My point? Knowing Whose we are gives us Godly confidence to be who we are.
"I'm super natural!"
You probably already knew where I was going, but in case you didn't... I'm a naturalista: been natural my entire life. (Yup, before all these lusciously wonderful products came out in the market, 'twas les struggle.)
For me, part of being natural is actually being natural meaning being comfortable in my own skin and, in this case, with my own hair. I try not to interfere with my hair's desires. Most days I let it do whatever it wants and this laissez-faire natural hair mantra taught me some serious life lessons:
- Love who you are even when it's not 'cool.' (Can't count the comments about my 'needing' a relaxer growing up.)
- Being bold and standing out as a woman of color is okay... maybe even purposeful by design. ;) And more importantly...
- Be patience and long suffering! Seriously. Reaching any goal takes a lot effort, planning and persistence and I've surely learned this through the long, arduous path I've forged with my mane.
Needless to say, this shirt was everything. It reminds me that my joy, peace and confidence all come from the work He's performing through me and continues to be my motivation behind 'So Fancy, Nancy' and 'Natural Virtues.'
Through sharing my experiences, my hope is that people lean on God to overcome those everyday challenges of faith and humanity and pursue their passions and purpose with virtue.
Hope this encourages you to live "supernaturally" too!
| SUPERNATURAL |
| "Supernatural" tee x Markus Lupfer
| Leather wrap skirt x Just Female
| Kerry Sandals x Alexander Wang
photography x Ebony Archie savvysunflower.com | @savvysunflower_