Spring Prep

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A couple of months ago, Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year and surprisingly, there were two—rose quartz and serenity. They are beautiful pastel colors that compliment any skin-tone and at the same time compliment each other.
I was excited to try combining both and I was pleased with the results.

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Details — denim: JCP. shoes: H&M. duster: F21. top: Papaya
I have also been obsessing over the sky lately. God has been painting it with these two colors so often I am just like, “Okay Lord, I see You. You are the One that really sets the trends here.” lol.
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Who is ready for the spring season? I am–24th birthday turn up coming in April. 😀
Love you guys!
#LiveLimitless||Tima G. ❤

Pensive

 

2015 is about to end.

Wow. Can you believe that in about 3 days a new year will be here? Although I am beyond excited for what is to come, I have been reflecting a lot on what happened this past year. For me, 2015 has been a rollercoaster of growth, emotions, tests, explorations, and most importantly, self-discovery. It was a year full of transitions from relationships, to jobs, education, and even mindsets. There wasn’t a specific “season” or a month were it all was bad or great; the whole year seemed like I was growing. I was being stretched like a rubber band; at most times painful because I resisted, but at times comfortable and fun because I had reached a new level of flexibility without breaking due to so much tension around me.

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Despite all of the craziness, God has shown me His grace, comfort, faithfulness, joy, and unstoppable favor with Him and with man. Throughout the entire year, I knew things where going to change and not just because; but for the good and the perfect will for my life. I have definitely changed. I am not in the place I want to be, but I am not the same person I was last year. Testimony after testimony, I will proclaim the goodness of Jesus because He sustained me in one of the toughest years of my life. God is indeed good. I absolutely believe the best is yet to come. I believe 2016 is going to be the year of exponential success, prosperity, and abundance. Not just monetarily, but in love, in relationships, in serving, and in purpose.

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I pray that you reflect on this year, evaluate where you are, and remain hopeful on what is up for 2016. Don’t beat yourself up if you are still the same or even if you slid back into things you didn’t realize. Make the choice today to move forward; you are loved and you are great. 🙂

Love you guys!

#LiveLimitless || Tima G. ❤

Convicted

It finally feels like fall. The clouds have covered the sunlight for the last two days, and I am obsessed. The crispy white lighting is phenomenal and of course we did a shoot (shout out to my little hermano).

Clearly the weather is colder, there are multiple comfort foods, and many want to snuggle with a blanket, or let’s be real, with someone. Although everyone has their own limitations on what to eat, who to hang out with, and what to do with their time, I have realized that it is in this colder weather that we tend to relax a little too much. I believe it is necessary to rest, to take breaks, to chill, to reflect, but just because the temperature is dropping does not mean that your convictions should as well.

Conviction: a fixed or firm belief; a formal declaration that someone is guilty (dictionary.com)

Our thoughts can consume us slowly, with ideas that if we don’t take that very second, we will lose out on something in the end. I should eat the entire plate of food since I am paying for it. I should visit my “friend” after 10:30 at night because they had to work late. I should get those shoes now since I won’t have the extra money in December. I should not tell my boss I have been 10 late all this week and punched in the correct time I’m supposed to be there. We lack  awareness of  those small thoughts that have a snowball effect and in the long run end up controlling us.

So what am I saying here? That I like to pin-point your mistakes? Not at all. I am bringing awareness to my own life about exercising self-control and sharing my journey. Self control is not about knowing what to do correctly–we all have an idea of what is right, yet many of us do not do it. I lacked self-control in my eating habits for about two months; I was malnourishing my body. I lacked self-control in my shopping habits, going to the store every single week to see what I could add to my closet. I lacked self-control in not spending time with God consistently every morning and just trying to fit Him in my schedule. And so many more things….but I was convicted, brought awareness to these patterns and have allowed the Holy Spirit to help me change them.

“You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right. But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.” Romans 14:22-23

Because I had doubts about certain decisions, I was missing the mark. I was jeopardizing my beliefs. I was straight up sinning. Sin is not just the big, obscure, and gargantuan action I take. It is the everyday action I take against the truth (God’s Word) and my personal beliefs.

Practically, I have limited my in take of sugar, coffee, fast food, and white flour. I have extended my shopping money for purchasing gifts for others and not just for self-gratification. I have an alarm that encourages me to get up earlier than usual to read God’s word and worship regardless of what I have going during the day. I am not being legalistic with these modifications; they are minute changes that help me be more productive and effective as a young believer. It might seem extreme to some. All I know and believe is that food, money, and time make up our daily lives and however we utilize them affect us in the long run.

What are YOU doing consistently that has overtaken your personal convictions? In what areas of your life have you lacked self-control? Take time and examine your everyday habits. And of course, be encouraged and know that God ALWAYS helps us in our weaknesses (2 Cor. 12:10). Know that you have a Best Friend that desires to help you be the best and the realest you (John 14:16). And know that God cares about the smallest things you care about as well (Psalm 37:23). Make goals and take the steps necessary to break the bad habits. Love you guys!

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DETAILS- Denim Top: Thrifted; Jeans: Ross; Duster: F21; Adidas Superstars: Foot Locker

#LiveLimitless || Tima G. ❤

Fall Faves Tag

 

Two weeks ago, I logged into IG for an OOTD post, and one of the coolest girls I have never met tags me to do her tag. I am eccentric about this because I don’t know Mauree but I know Mauree in a way. LOL. She is related to one of the most powerful and amazing Christian leaders rising in Tulsa and I am not sure how I didn’t figure that she would be as awesome or probably even more. 🙂 I am hoping we get to meet soon (like this year soon) and do some kind of collab. We shall see.

Before I get to the Q&A, I have done one in the past, recorded on video, but ultimately it ended up being trashed because I was looking ratch, I rambled on and on, and was not great quality. Doing it in type format is easier, but eventually I want to do more work with video. IF any of you have suggestions on what camera I should invest in, please let me know in the comments before this Thanksgiving. 🙂

Without further due, here are my answers to the Fall Fave’s Tag.

1. What’s your favorite fall memory? 

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My favorite fall memory… Good question. I don’t know if this counts as my all-time favorite, but I do miss walking to class during the fall semester in college (OKSTATE). I know, I know, it sounds lame, but I seriously enjoyed walking through our library lawn, crossing Monroe, and even bumping into people while trying to get to class.

2. What’s your favorite fall drink?

I really enjoy drinking white chocolate mochas, but I have recently discovered hazelnut lattes, and they are pretty close in the run for the number one spot.

3. What’s your favorite fall clothing item? 

I would say leather jackets, but that is an all-year, everywhere I go, if I was buried I would want to wear one type of item. So, this year I have to say my favorite item is my pair of pointed toe black booties. OMG. They are a must have. Comfortable. Fashion-forward. Classic.

4. What’s one item that you want to add to your closet this fall?

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This question is hard because I always want to add and take away from my closet, but the top item I envision myself wearing is a poncho. I have been wanting one since my job has received that inventory. I would love a Burberry Brit one, but let’s be real, 99.9% of me is not willing to pay that fortune. Nevertheless, I want one. lol

5. What’s your favorite fall scent? 

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I don’t have one at the moment. I prefer clean and fresh scents–my 2 signature scents are Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette Spray by CHANEL and Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs. But I want to branch out and try something new– ie. Love Story by Chloe or Dahlia Noir by Givenchy (in which are warmer and richer scents; hence, fall appropriate).

6. What’s your favorite fall movie(s)?

If I could watch a movie over and over again in the fall, it would be Drumline. The reason being, they are in football season, the band is dope, and I just love the connection Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana have in this college romantic.

7.  What’s your favorite fall beauty product?

I love beauty products, especially highlighters. BUT what has won me over in the matter of hours of purchasing it is my Kiehl’s LIP BALM #1 in mint. Seriously a life saver for this cold and harsh season that dries up my lips easily. I apply before wearing lipliners/lipsticks/glosses/stains/etc. and after exfoliating, right before I go to sleep. Great must have.

8. What’s your favorite comfort food?

I am a sucker for chips and salsa. And chips and queso. And chips and guac. It does not help that I am Mexican because I am always eating these things.

9. What’s your favorite fall candle?

I am not a big fan of the pumpkin, spiced apple pie, jazz. As I mentioned previously, I prefer clean and fresh scents. But one of my favorite candles is Apres Ski by NEST. Seriously, a potent smell that is freshly delightful.

10. What song gets you in the fall spirit?

I love the Zion Acoustic Album by Hillsong United. My favorite song of the album is Mercy, Mercy, and I have looped it over and over this past week.

Details- Denim Jacket: Gap; Denim Jeans: Burberry Brit; Hat: Gifted; Tunic: F21; Booties: JustFab

Hope you guys got to know me a little bit more. And I want to shout Mauree out one more time for being an awesome and inspiring blogger to me, and many others. 🙂

Until next time… Love you guys!

#LiveLimitless || Tima G.

First Quarter

   So I just finished my first quarter of bible college at VBC this Friday. Ah!!! I can’t believe it. I remember waking up on orientation day, not knowing if I should go because I had no way of paying for it. God said GO, and of course I went, with legs as weak and flimsy as noodles. I was shaking, I was literally walking by faith, not knowing what the next step would be. BUT now it is the beginning of the second quarter! Wow.

I am glad I was obedient. I don’t know if things that have happened within the last 8 weeks would have happened if I had been working full time instead. Full time you ask, yes. I was offered the job I had been waiting for since graduation—to be a visual merchandiser full time, with good pay, good benefits, and a consistent schedule! I was ready to say YES to this offer, when God changed it ALL up. What?! I was so perplexed. But I had so much peace about not committing to it and going to bible school instead. I know that I would be stagnant in my faith. physically drained, and emotionally unstable. Yet I am growing spiritually, disciplined physically, and emotionally thriving. I have had so much favor, energy, love for others, miraculous finances coming to my bank account, and just a plethora of other blessings. Praise God!

 I am so excited to continuously apply everything I have learned in my everyday living. From analyzing what I truly believe, to being sensitive on how I treat others, to making a cash flow plan and sticking to it have been some of the things I have been challenged in. Nonetheless, I have met some amazing people and I am beyond honored to have connected with them.

I have much expectation for the second quarter; probably even more than the first because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Now that I do know parts and pieces of it, I cannot wait to learn more and in return, help those around me.

Second quarter, I am ready for you!

DETAILS- Denim and Shoes, F21; Top, Transformation Church; Bomber, F21Mens; Sunnies, Ray Ban

#LiveLimitless || Tima G. ❤

Enough

The more I am doing, the more I have to be dependent on God and His word. I have gone two days with only 4-5 hours of sleep in the last week alone (not the same as rest). Best believe, those two days I drank coffee like no other. I have two jobs in two different towns, in which I am more than thankful for, I am somewhat of a full-time bible school student at the best college, Victory Bible College (part time off-campus and part time on-campus), I coordinate social media for one of my jobs and the best local church ever, Transformation Church, and I am a co-facilitator for one of the multiple belong groups we have as a church. Among all these things, I try to stay fit by exercising when I can, I make time to spend with loved ones, and also try to make time for myself.

I am sure other people have it worse than I do, but I have never been so stretched in my life with time. College at OSU was awesome, and it was pretty challenging as well because I was a full-time student then and commuted every weekend back home to work and attend my church. But now, this year is beyond that because I am more mature, meaning I am able to handle more, meaning I am challenged in different areas, meaning I need more time management, meaning I have to plan, meaning I have to prioritize, meaning some things have to be cut off my life (permanently or for this season), meaning I have to grow up lol. Who really wants to grow up though? That only means responsibility, right?

So much responsibility, demand, and pressure can make you feel as if you are not enough, and let me tell you, I have lived my entire life with that mindset. Through bible school, my deepest thoughts (beliefs) have been challenged like C R A Z Y, specifically thinking that I am not enough.

Enough: as much; as many as required; sufficient; as much as necessary (dictionary.com)

I picked up the mindset of not being “sufficient” or “as much as required” at a very young age, probably when I was in middle school. And through various situations, that thought was “strengthened” in a way that I began to believe that was the truth about me. But that is one of the biggest deceptions of the devil. When we truly believe in Jesus (the Word), we become One with Him/have agreement with Him (1 Cor. 6:17), just as He is One with the Father (John 10:30). This means He (the Word) becomes a part of us—Our Strength. I am not enough in my own strength—I fail very consistently in multiple areas. But by learning to lean on His strength and completely higher thinking (His Word), I have trained myself to think about His truth more than what I was raised to believe.

2 Cor. 12:9 “Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

As I began to reflect on how much God has done for me thus far, I am completely overwhelmed by His love and grace. From being dreadfully insecure, to learning to manage my time efficiently, I am doing the small and the big things for His strength to be shown through my life, even when I fail at the age of 23. The only reason why I am complete and enough is because Christ is in my weaknesses and He enables my strengths.

Through learning to believe this daily and wholeheartedly, I have also been learning to enjoy it all, and when I say all, I mean all. It hurts to fail, especially coming from a background of straight A’s, always doing right/being the good girl, and trying to please people. But even this week, I have learned to laugh at ALL of my failing moments. I am not a clumsy person, but this week alone I have dropped more food on myself than ever and tripped way too often. My first response has been to be annoyed, mad, and just disappointed at myself! -___- But now, I have continuously burst out in laughter with the knowing that it is okay to fail and to not be always the “perfect” one. It is okay to have imperfections, it is okay to bump my head as I get in my car, it is okay for me to miss a step on the stairs; it is all okay. It is all part of the maturing process we are called to and I definitely am enjoying it all.

Be encouraged by God’s word. He delights being the strength of your life. So allow God’s Word to become just that. Don’t limit Him; live limitless.

Details| Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Jeans: Ross, Top: My job Beau and Arrow 🙂

Love you all!

-Tima G.

Light and Dark

With all the busyness in my life, I realized I had not been able to spend quality/fun time with my best friends. It didn’t feel right so I made time to hang out with one of them Saturday night after work. When I got off, I jumped in my car and drove on the highway for a while to her apartment. Eventually, I decided to just cruise on the streets until I arrived to my destination. It was about 7:45 pm while I was on 41st and I began to get super tired. I looked at the moon and God asked me, “Do you know why you are tired?” And my immediate answer was because it had been a long day. But honestly I had great rest the previous night, so I knew that He was trying to reveal something to me. I asked what He meant and He began to share His heart to me.

When you are in the light, you are productive, active, and energized. Yet when you are in the dark, you feel tired, sluggish, and can even fall asleep comfortably.”

I was like, yes Lord, I completely agree, but what are you trying to tell me? And because He has given me a mind that sees patterns and connects dots, I thought of the natural and spiritual parallel. I began to ponder and did further research to see what I could find out about light and darkness.

In the plainest terms without talking about photons, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths, light is energy released (http://astro-canada.ca/_en/a3100.php).  When the sun rises, we feel energized, ready to take on the day, and go to work, etc. Yet when it is night, or even when clouds block sunlight, we tend to feel tired, ready to be in bed, and just want to be sound asleep.

Natural light allows us to see, to be active, to be productive, to grow, to do. This light (released energy) helps us to be charged up (shout out to Drake lol). Yet, natural darkness has no light (no energy released) and there is no progression in it. We are limited to what we can do, clearly because we cannot see, we are chillin’/in comfort, and usually in our beds asleep.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Genesis 1:1-5 (NLT)

Due to darkness (no released energy) existing, God Himself had to release this energy (light) to make the environment productive. After God created the heavens and the earth, it says He spoke light into existence before His next creations. Why? Because only IN light can everything else can be produced and therefore be productive themselves.

As I am typing this, the Holy Spirit is reminding me of my time living in Mexico. I was born and raised in a very small town/village, with a population of probably less than 5,000. Due to the region, it was very secluded and lacked much technology. Thinking about it has me blown away because I remember everyone being dependent on the same electric power grid. If a small glitch were to happen, the entire town would be out of power/electricity. And no lie, I remember plenty of times when a glitch happened, about 97% happening after sunset, and all of the community was living in the dark. Due to having no light, no power, no energy, everyone was limited on what they could do, including my family. We couldn’t be entertained through television, or heat up pan con leche (bread and milk), yet alone know what time it was.

Without proper light, we are limited to our own skewed vision. What I am saying now is that we need the right light for work, productivity, and to simply see correctly. If we have NO light, we are susceptible to falling asleep and being unaware.

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but have the light of LIFE.” John 8:12 (NKJV)

If Jesus is the light, that means that we need Him in our lives to see, to work, to produce, to create, to be aware of what is going on, to live a fulfilling life–unlimited and on purpose. I love that He states He is the light OF THE WORLD, not just of me or Christians, but of the world, and immediately proceeds with an action verb–follows. Light is for movement, not stagnation. Light is for productivity, not recession. Light is for progression, not regression. Light is for everyone to follow. Darkness limits where we walk, yet light enables us to see the unlimited.

If you find yourself getting a little comfortable, stagnant, or simply unaware of what is going on, analyze your heart. I had and have to do this myself continually. From time to time, I slip up and end up being lazy, wanting to stay comfortable in what I know, refusing to grow in ways I have never grown, and end up being deceived by the world. But because I am connected to light (Jesus) I have to choose to allow God’s productivity to take place in my life. God’s kingdom is a kingdom of reproduction. Because Jesus died and rose, I and among believers have chosen to die to ourselves and live through Jesus. Jesus (being LIGHT HIMSELF) reproduced many others! What an amazing God!

The first commandment to man was to produce and to multiply in the Garden of Eden. Just like Jesus, we can now ask ourselves, have I been productive? What is holding me back from producing? From creating? From shining God’s light? From following His ways? This might mean using proper light (God’s perspective/Word) and beginning to cut things out that are just keeping you busy and not productive. This might also mean apologizing to a coworker or old friend so that God’s love can radiate and not allow regret (darkness) to dwell in your heart.

I am forever thankful for God’s word in my life. His light guides me into places and to people whom I never thought I could meet. But His light is also so good, that it warns us of things ahead, corrects us of our current habits, and reminds us of things left behind. I pray this helps you get closer to the Light and enables you to live a life of productivity and purpose like He intended for you in the beginning of time.

Details|| Shoes, Top, and Faux Leather Joggers: F21, Vest: Ross

Love you!

-Tima G ❤ 

R o a d s

 

The definition of a road is: a wide way leading from one place to another AND/OR a series of events or a course of action that will lead to a particular outcome.

This last week I have been learning a lot about who I am, what I am supposed to do in life, and how I can contribute to the world. In order for me to know this, I had/have to choose what way of life I want to take. Being a young adult, I have faced many decisions (series of events/roads) to chose from. The first one, of course, living a life as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ or another philosophy/set of beliefs. Second, choosing daily to dig in the Bible AND apply its principles in my life or to live by the moment. Third, living a lifestyle of purity, by abstaining from sex, drunkenness, among other things that do not necessarily add or strengthen my relationship with God or do what I want with whom I want. And fourth, allowing God to lead my life and not leading it myself. All of these roads I am taking are not the easiest, since I am surrounded by different perspectives, cultural beliefs, circumstances, etc. Everyone on planet earth faces multiple roads daily in their personal lives as well, but I find that the common thread of humanity, possibly the greatest/most dangerous decision we have to face is choosing who is leading our lives. Is it yourself? Parent’s approval? The boyfriend you want to get married to? The money you have been taught to chase? Before I go on, please do not think I am by any means trying to condemn or put anyone down, because I have had to take a step back myself and choose, DAILY. Thoughts like, “I dream to,” or “I want to make a name for myself,” or “If I could just have ____, I would be satisfied” are good things, but we have to understand that a life after temporary things is a life that leads to shortcomings.

When I was younger, I had no intentions of living a life for God. First of all, I did not even know what that meant, so doing it was out of my view. I wanted to become the best me, for me, and to satisfy me. That’s great, right? Well, you see, in my own perspective, I led myself to this list of events: MULTIPLE short lived hurting relationships, CONSISTENT weekends with parties of crime scenes, cussing out family members, disobeying parents, and even betraying my so called “friends.”

“There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.”

Proverbs 14:12 (NLT Version)

With my own perspective and limited human knowledge, I thought that what I was doing was the life that was best lived and led. Heck yea, it was fun while it lasted, but every night after those moments I continued to feel empty, like there was more to life than just that small decision on the road I was leading. There had to be a better road to take. When the verse says “death,” it is not just speaking about the end of our bodies, but it is also talking about our CURRENT hope, dreams, beliefs, relationships, & even our desire to live, which can lead to suicide. I lived this life. My hope was coming to an end, so much it led me to be depressed in college. This all comes from the road that SEEMS to be the answer to our dissatisfaction.

“Just as death and destruction [SHORTCOMINGS] are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.”

-Prov. 27:20 (NLT Version)

My HUMAN desires are never satisfied. When I am hungry, I eat, but my stomach keeps wanting more knowing I am full. When I scroll through IG, I want to continue to do it, until it is past 12:30 am and I have to work at in 6 hours. When I buy current fashion trends, I purchase them, knowing I will want more than I need. Why?! Because our desires never stop. They will always be there. It is up to us to chose who and what is leading our lives.

Details | Hat and Accesories: Forever 21, Jeans: JC Penny, Denim Top: Thrifted, Sneakers: H&M, Glasses: Bobbi Brown

The bottom line is we are in control of our lives because of the decision ability that we were born with. Yet in this ability, we have an opportunity to allow Someone greater to help us out on which road to take. So many series of events/decisions lead to specific outcomes, good and bad—but I am thankful that God allows us join His awesome ROAD with Jesus on our side everyday LEADING us through His Word and His Holy Spirit.

I want to challenge you to read His word, and allow God to change the road you take in life. Yes it is #UNCOMFORTABLE, word to Andy Mineo, but it LEADS to great results. So much, that an eternal life is promised. Always remember, a predictable life is a life not worth living; yet a life full of dependency on God is worth risking. #LiveLimitless

Love you!

Tima G. ❤

Los 70s | Fall Trend 2015

Fall is around the corner but the 70s are even closer. This trend has gotten stronger and stronger in the last months, meaning I finally caved into trying it. Here is my modern take on what this seventies fashion revival looks like 🙂

I have to admit, I did not really think I would like this trend because I do not like bell bottoms. They look terrible on me, since I am shorter than the average woman and curvy–so the flared effect would make me look even shorter. OR maybe I am exaggerating and need to try some on soon. lol

 Can I also share my excitement on how long my hair has progressed over the years!?! YESSSS! In college, my hair was fried and just below my shoulder. But now it is healthy and down to my waist! Hallelujah!

I hope you all are as stoked as I am about this fall and winter season. I will be posting more outfits of the day, devotionals, and even feature some people who are rising in Tulsa’s Fashion Industry!

Details (Top: Rue21, Skirt/Belt: Thrifted/Cut, Shoes: Charlotte Russe)

Love you!

Tima G. 

Shades of Gray

I have never heard of anyone like iffy difficult situations, where there is a lot of mystery, a lot of curiosity, and ultimately a lot of unknown. This makes me think of the grayscale. This scale ultimately is composed of the gradients between black and white. And there are more than 200 shades of grey (wikipedia.com). Um… That’s a lot. Although the chances of the human eye to recognize the difference between all of those shades put together in a line is slim, the same happens when life hits us this way. We come to multiple situations where we do not know what to do, how it is going to turn out, what is next, who is there, who won’t be there, will it work, and so on. All these shades of gray make you question life.

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I have recently (and more than usual) began to ask God why certain situations arise without us being even aware. He simply gave me the word FAITH.

Now, I know I can get real spiritual quickly because I am a firm believer in my God, but let’s be honest…how can anyone have hope, joy, and simply even assurance in this world full of UNKNOWN and UNCERTAIN things to the logical mind? It is honestly impossible. How do I know this? Because I, myself, need FAITH to move forward. I have tried to figure out things with my intellect and sometimes it fails me. But having FAITH does not. Faith is an ingredient that we all as humanity need to live to the fullest capacity we were created to. Faith is believing firmly that what I hope for will be mine.

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I struggle with so many issues, especially in my thought process (CMON LEFT BRAIN PEOPLE). I am so logical, sometimes having FAITH does not make sense. I was not raised in a full FAITH believing family; it was more about doing and doing and doing; not about expecting. Regardless, I had an emptiness and longing inside of me for something better. I was getting tired of trying to make things happen. I got burnt out. There was NO WAY I was to live a life full of poverty while I saw my parents try to make money, full of insecurity while I tried to be liked by people, full of fear while I tried to believe in my own strength, full of perverted thoughts while I was thought as the “good girl”, full of lying while I was pretending to be nice, full of cussing while I wanted to fit in, full of putting others down while I was jealous, full of horrible dreams while I thought my life was worthless—–full of hopelessness. If that was the case, why were I and other people born into this?

All I know is that FAITH (believing for something greater becoming mine) is a promise we all can have! I have experienced it myself. I don’t believe in supporting things that I do not believe myself, but FAITH is a great thing we can all get easily by believing daily that God is for us and not against us. It has completely changed my perspective on life, how I handle my money, how I talk to others, how I dress, how I present myself, how I work with people, how I drive when other people can’t drive (biased) LOL. Seriously, faith is essential in our lives–we simply have to believe and accept what is ours already. 🙂

 

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Top: Rue21. Tailored Vest: Harod’s (Thrifted). Pants: JcPenny. Necklace: Rue21. Shoes: H&M

Love you! Live Limitless.

Tima G. ❤