Bad Girl’s Club.

Its truly sad to say I was into this show. If you don’t already know season 8 (I think) of Oxygen’s Bad Girl’s Club has just started. I’ve watched two seasons of BGC and I can honestly say that I’m  ashamed that I watched such a show. I didn’t watch the show last season, the one in New Orlean’s, but I did watch the two season before that. The show is a trashy expedition that exposes young ladies engaging in alcohol, sexual promiscuity, and fighting. 

Well God told me not to watch the show any more.

ARRRGGGH– You temptation! I’m fighting. I’m honestly fighting my flesh. I’m ashamed to say that I actually long to watch this season. But I have to heed the words of the Lord. I haven’t really hear the Lord’s voice before in my life. But I feel myself being more conscious to his call and presence.

I’m not saying that it has been an easy journey. My flesh wants to watch the show. But I feel like God is telling me that I’m being subconsciousness influenced by the show and I need to stop the cycle. So far my behavior hasn’t reflected any principals/ morals that are found on the show.

If you are having a struggle similar to mine remember what the bible says. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says:

13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Sidenote: I am not judging you if you watch/enjoy this show. To each their own. I tend not to judge people because we are all on our own journeys.

Ciao Bella!

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Don’t worry

Hey Love bugs!

If you look in my bible the most worn out page contains this passage. I’m always reading it. I guess it’s just my comforting mechanism that reminds me that God is in control of all my circumstances. Here is the passage. Enjoy!

Matthew 6:25-34

New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Ciao Bella!

Faith & Money.

Hello Love bugs! (I haven’t said that in such a long time) I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday. Any-hoo, I need money. And I have put complete faith in God that He will open some doors for me. I have so far filled out around four applications and we will see what God has in store for me. I am saving up for prom (and all it entitles – hair, nails, makeup, dress, shoes, transportation, and diner)  I am also saving for a camera! (Ah…. I’m so close) I always end up saving for things then somehow get really distracted and my money is fuelind into other outlets. Well, I know that God has something great in store for me and I need to stop worrying about MONEY! Arrgggh. I can’t stand worry about money because its so trivial and my God is bigger and greater than this silly little dilemma.

Well readers don’t forget to cast all of your cares unto God.

Ciao Bella.  

The Best Advice Ever.

“Don’t be a people pleaser” I learned that if you start doing a bit of what you love each day, you’ll be surprised where you end up five or ten years from now”. – Mrs. H

These are the words that someone told me the other day. 2012 is filled with big decisions for me and the only person I really need to listen to is God. He has a plan for my life and the bible says that

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)

and again in

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)

Although I have already been accepted to SMU (Southern Methodist University) And if I haven’t testified of God’s goodness yet then here’s my chance. He blessed me with a lovely scholarship to the school and I didn’t even have to apply for the scholarship. So  I found out that I was accepted to the university and there was a scholarship awarded to me in the envelope. I must leave the final decision in God’s hand. I want to make my peers happy, my family happy, and my self happy. But at the end of the day the only person I should work to please is God. He has already directed me in to what major I should pursue. (Sidenote: I want to double major in finance and international business) I have faith that God will direct my steps because the bible says in Hebrews 11:6  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (NIV)

The advice she (a former educator) gave me was so true. It hit me that I can’t live my life to please others. I don’t know  where God will take me if I continue to please others. And I’ve noticed that pleasing others doesn’t always led to my self-happiness. I’m learning that wanting to be “liked” by others is different from wanting to earn respect for others. I’m learning to stand on my own two feet when it comes to my beliefs. I could care less about pleasing people with what I wear. *diva snap* Unlike the people at my school you probably won’t catch me in true religion/miss me jeans, a north face jacket, or the combination of Nike shorts & Uggs boots.

Well I hope this advice helps someone out there too. And I will leave you with one more verse….Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Ciao Bella!

Cozy Hot Chocolate & the Word

Hello Love bugs. Sorry, I’m really quite busy today so this post will be short. I was reading my bible at church. I have a tendency of multi-tasking while the pastor is preaching. I’m guilty of reading my bible while the sermon is going on. Shame on me! Anyways this verse really stood out to me:

20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:20-21

Basically God is calling all of us to be ambassadors for him. Our behavior, speech, and attitude must reflect his principals. I’m not here to preach but I’m here to challenge you to step up and take hold of the role God has given you.

*Steps off soap box*

Any-hoo. I’m going to try this hot chocolate tonight. (Wish me Luck) And thank you- Auntie B for this lovely Christmas gift! 🙂 God Bless you!

Ghirardelli don't disappoint me!

Ciao Bella! 

I was Here

Happy New Years! 2011 was an unique year for me. God taught me one of the hardest lesson that I have ever had to learn. The lesson was rejection… As many of you know Summer 2011 was an interesting summer for me, to say the least. Not saying that I did’t understand the concept of “no”. It was just that there was a time when I had many doors slammed in my face over and over. Every opportunity was like rain in a drought, I prayed & hoped for it yet nothing. Not a single drop. Yet. I never stopped believing in my dreams. Because God is on my side. It was a hard lesson to learn, but a lesson none the less.

“Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

2012 I have some big decisions to make God. God has shown me that I need Him step by step in order to live for him 100 percent. I guess its good to know “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)  I cannot let influence of my family, friends, and peers keep me from living my life for God. I know we learn about peer pressure in middle school but I really value the opinions of my loved ones… Sometimes more than my own. Its a new season, and I’m grown. Its time for me to learn to heed God’s call regardless of others.

I just want to leave a legacy. I want to be remembered. So on that note, I will  leave you with a tune from my girl Beyonce!  2012 I will be here, Watch out!

Ciao Bella!

Christmas Unwrapped.

Honestly, I’m not a huge Christmas person. I believe that Christmas is a mere representation of God giving me (and you) the greatest gift in the universe, the gift of Jesus. I do not ask for Christmas gifts nor expect them. (Sidenote: The Christmas Wishlist post was mere a goal list for things I wanted to buy myself because I had just acquired a new job) The real meaning of Christmas has sort of been lost by many. I hope when I have kids that things such as a Christmas Day Church service won’t become outdated because people want to “spend more time with their families”. I love my family as much as the next person but even when we are together someone is on their phone, another on their computer, and finally someone wines up in the kitchen. Thanksgiving is about food why make Christmas about food again? Oh well. I need to stop being like Ebenezer Scrooge and start being more like Tiny Tim! “God Bless them, every one”

One last thing, this Christmas I want to thank God for my beautiful (and cute) cousin Amy Jegede, she is only 2 months but never the less a representation of God’s goodness. Also if you don’t know the real reason of Christmas, here is one place where the birth of Jesus can be found. Luke 2, the whole thing. While reading this passage this year one part really stood out to be in verse 34 Luke writes: 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

The bible has made the most accurate predictions in the world. Everything that has been prophesied in the old testament came to past in the New Testament. That why I let God rule my destiny, because He (and He alone) knows my plan & purpose!

In conclusion, Merry Christmas… And I will be announcing my Christmas gift to y’ll shortly. (as in three days time, hopefully)

Ciao Bella!