What is your whatever? Is it motherhood? Ministry? Missional work?
How are you embarking upon it with all your heart and full of thanks to God?
I can tell you that this is struggle for me.
My flesh wants . . . easy. My flesh wants . . . comfort. My flesh wants . . . approval. My flesh wants . . . appreciation.
What does He want?
Whether it's making a decision about how to spend my unscheduled work hours or facing the never-ending household chores, my flesh is campaigning for control. Can you relate? Yet if I can get honest with God and ask Him what He wants for me, His whispers to my soul to press on, to serve, to sacrifice, to love, to tap into His power and live out of the overflow of His strength at work in me.
His whispers become my motivation mantra.
His leading becomes the gateway to joy.
Is it time to change up how you face your "whatevers" so that you can experience what God intended for you and to accomplish through you?
See this beautiful soul? She is my very first guest of Season TWO and I am absolutely thrilled. .
De Lisa Patterson (aka @delisacarol) is a brand mixologist and all around creative. She also has a brilliant perspective on loss, change, and how discomfort is there to guide us and bring us to where we need to go.
De Lisa’s journey starts with a tale of loss — of a job, a relationship, and her self-confidence all at the same time. She shares how those losses took their toll, and also how they shaped her journey. De Lisa offers practical tips for staying in the room and sitting with the discomfort, as well as mindset shifts that were profound for her own transformation.
We also touch on the importance of patience, mindfulness, and gratitude. Three things that have played a major role in my own life and journey. .
So head on over to your favorite podcast app and search for Some King Of Magic. ✨❤️✨
Well, I know I’ve mostly been back to ‘business as usual’ on SM for the most part this week after my #realtalk with what I’ve been struggling with last week. And it’s not because I’m magically better, it actually got worse before it started to get better. I think yesterday was the first day i started to feel more like myself in a while. I had the whole day to myself in my office, with no meetings, no calls, no make-up, no nothing but a painting to complete. And it was exactly what I needed. I’m an introvert, a home body and I absolutely need my alone time. And when I don’t get that regularly, I literally feel like I go a little crazy. And with how busy things have been lately, it’s no wonder I was feeling like I did.⠀
I wasn’t giving myself time to breath or just be alone in my space. Instead, I just kept going and in my free time, I was sitting on instagram, looking at everyone else and digging myself deeper into this hole of feeling like I wasn’t good enough. It’s a terrible cycle. ⠀
But I’m finally feeling like I’m coming out of this fog. Between the move and the wedding, it might be a little bit before I’m totally feeling like myself, but with some energy work, I’ve been learning how to refocus my energy and how to relate to the stress and negative feelings better. So in the words of one of my favorites @johnmayer, ‘I am in repair. I’m not together but I’m getting there.’ ⠀
And thank you. Words cannot describe the support I felt last week with al of your kind words and messages. I was so scared to post all that I was feeling, but that day, everywhere I went I got big hugs from everyone and it made me feel so much less alone. Y’all are the best and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you! ⠀
Well friends, I wrapped up the last bit of work for the week yesterday, and I'm fully immersing myself in wedding week activities until next week! What was your favorite thing you did the week before you got married?
The Amen Pray Faith card is one of my favorites in the new release with the striking black and gray. You can send it to someone you’re praying for, or to someone who helped you through a difficult situation, or just because! 🖤 What do you think?
Card in the Krystal Whitten shop. Photo by @Elizabethholdphotography