Pruning Season

When I woke up this morning I did not feel like getting out of bed. My body has been tired from working six days a week with my two jobs. I just wanted to sleep all day today. I had to stop myself from those thoughts and put my big girl pants on and do what I had to do today. I started with my morning devotional afterwards ate breakfast, than for last I exercised before work. That was my huge accomplishment for me to do actually do that. As this summer continues my goal is to exercise every day except my rest day.

On top of my goals I’m going through a pruning season. It hurt spiritually but, it will be so worth it at the end. My job includes me working with children at a summer camp. The children are behaved. You know how it goes with working with different co workers with different personalities. I have been getting out of my comfort zone by God definitely planting the fruits of the spirits within me. As love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Yes those are the fruits of the spirits as a real christian. Its like God is removing layers in humbleness, no nagging, taming my tongue, being a good servant and stop being lazy. Yup! A lot of growing to developed in. If you’re going through a pruning season don’t give up it will so worth it, don’t give up.

 

God bless!

 

 

I’m engaged!

Yes you read the title correctly. I am engaged to my fiance Colin of almost 5 years of dating. I can’t believe I am engaged to him after praying for so many years. Woo hoo God is so crazy faithful. I’m writing this blog late but, he propose to me on December 31, 2017 at his house. I didn’t want a public proposal I can be an introvert at times lol. The day he propose my ring was to big. We had to send it back to Kay Jewelers for it to be resize. It has been almost two long months of me not wearing my ring. Good thing I’m a patient person. Trust me our godly ordained relationship was not all tulips and flowers. We been through the breakups, arguments and tears. Just like every other relationship. Every time the devil tried to destroy what God created. Jesus will come through and restore our relationship back together. We got tested so many times throughout these years of being together. We both knew we are meant for each other through dreams, visions, signs and confirmation from God. The enemy even sent people in our lives to try to break us up. Jesus said “What God joined together let no one separate.” I believe that by faith!

Being in a godly relationship completely set apart from worldly relationship was tough. Our relationship consist of sacrifice, meek-ness, long-suffering, love, trust, fasting, praying and putting God first. We made a vow in 2015 that we were not going to kiss again until our wedding date. We also abstain from having sex outside of marriage. Glory to the Lord we kept that vow as of today. We’re in a long distance relationship because I’m away at school. It was hard not seeing him for months at a time. I kept telling myself we will be with each other one day. That day will be here soon. As of right now I haven’t picked out a wedding date yet. We’re just taking step by steps as the Lord is preparing us to become one. I’ll keep you updated of our faith walk leading to marriage. I just wanted to encourage you if you’re single. Let God prepare you to be a wife and don’t settle for less. If you’re a man reading this blog don’t chase Jezebel chase Ruth. We do not want to birth no Ismael in this season nor Jezebel. Remember God has an amazing plan for your life. Even when things are not making sense. Continue to walk by faith and not by sight.

This is how the ring looks after he proposed

The day the ring had to be shipped so, it can be resized.

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My future Boaz, best friend and prayer partner!

 

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:2-4 nkjv

Trusting God when you don’t understand

Hey everyone I hope all is well. If you haven’t read my last blog I encourage you to read it. This week of classes and work has been very busy. My professors have been piling assignments from left to right. By the grace of God I have peace. If you guys remembered reading from my last blog that I was not doing good spiritually. I couldn’t understand why I was kicked out of my Education classes. My old apartment I was living at I didn’t have peace living there. So, as I continued to pray and fast and I told God “Despite of whatever is going on I trust you.” After I made that confession to him he start revealing to me of what is his will. I was lead to change my major from elementary education to social work. I can see why he removed me from those education courses. That wasn’t his will for me to be in those classes any more. To be honest it feels so good, that I’m on the right path to graduate soon. I couldn’t understand of why I didn’t have peace of my old living situation. He strengthen me to make my own decisions and that’s actually what I did. I moved to a new dorm and ist better than where I was at a month ago. I learned some things by staying there. I just wanted to encourage you to continue to trust God when you don’t understand. When he comes through for you share your testimony with others. Always remember God loves you.

-Brittani

All about my NEW BLACK HAIR!

I’m a big fan of protective styling ranging from box braids to crotchet braids etc. I’m excited I purchased a new wig recently. For the past month I have been desiring to wear a wig with a closure.  I was kind of skeptical of choosing between the wig or straight hair clip ins. The clip ins were pretty but, I don’t believe in spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on weave. You can definitely find good quality hair for $50. After doing research on YouTube and reading the reviews on the web. I came across this wig its the Freetress Equal Synthetic Premium Delux Lace Front Wig – EVLYN. This wig is the bomb.com. Below are the pictures of me trying on the wig straight of the package.

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I didn’t actually start wearing the wig out in public. Until I purchased the remaining products. So that my wig can be SLAYED! LOL! In the meantime I continued to wear my natural hair in a braid out.

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After I received my products for my wig. I cut the lace and used my conclear L.A. Girl PRO Concealer color Fawn. To blend in the middle part with my scalp, to have a natural look. I also used Got2b hair glue to lay the closure on my scalp. Not to mention I tweezed  the closure so, that it can have a natural looking part. I also used Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Control. To lay my edges!

Here’s the final result:

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This wig is really thick! In which I love, the only con is that its shed a lot. I would recommend to comb thru before wearing. It’s a synthetic wig but, you can flat-iron it to make the hair more sleek. This wig was worth it.

I hope this review was helpful. Please leave a comment and let me know if you’ll like to see more posts like this every now and then. Also, I’m going to start doing some beauty videos on my YouTube Channel Youtube.com/Brittanidoby so, click here to subscribe.

 

You’re More Than Conquerors

Have you ever read the story of David and Goliath in the book of 1 Samuel? I encourage you to read it, it’s an an amazing story. The story begins with the Philistines gathering their armies together to battle against Saul and the men of Israel. Prior a righteous man by the name Samuel was sent by God to anoint Saul as new king over his people of Israel. The elders didn’t want Samuel as king any more because of him becoming of age. Also, nor did they want his sons to become king either because they did not walk in his ways. Can you imagine being a boss or a CEO and the people around you rejected you?  Saying all kinds of mean words, to your face just like how they treated Samuel. Don’t belittle yourself once they reject you they reject God. Lets continue with the story Continue reading

Do you have faith?

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Before I start I will like for you to answer this questions silently to yourself that are listed below:

  • Do you have faith as the size of a mustard seed?
  • Do you truly walk by faith and not by sight?
  • Do you truly confessed in your heart that all God promises will happen in his perfect timing?

If your answers are yes or no or maybe that’s okay don’t beat yourself up. Hopefully this post will encourage your faith, so lets begin.

As I was reading the book of Genesis chapter 22 in the bible. I have learned that God told Abraham to take his one and only son, Issac to the land of Moriah and offered him there as a burnt offering. You are probably thinking to yourself why would God tell Abraham to kill his son? Well, God tested Abraham to see if he was going to be obedient. Truth be told Abraham passed the test.  As I continued to read what stood out to me was the verses 10-12 which is listed below.

10″And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.”
11″ But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”
12″ And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me”.
New King James Version.
God saw Abraham as a God-fearing man because he didn’t withhold his son from him. Then God bless Abraham and his descendants. Ask yourself this question do you fear God? If God told you to move to a different state and leave everything behind will you do it? Those are some tough questions to answer and being a true christian/disciple includes trusting God. Even when things seems to be going crazy and not making sense. We still have to trust him over man. We definitely don’t want to be disobedient to God and instead lean on our own understanding. Trust me you do not want go down that road. Even our own emotions can lead, to consequences just because we feel like moving doesn’t mean we can just get up and move. If that’s not God will then don’t do it. We must trust God and pray without ceasing. I encourage  you to read Genesis chapter 22 and mediate on it. I’m going to leave some scriptures listed below relating to faith. I hope this post was helpful until than God bless.
  • Habakkuk 2:4

“Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”

  • Matthew 6:30

“Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith.”

  • Matthew 9:2

“Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

-Brittani

Where have I been?

 

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Ahhhh! Can you believe we all made it to see the year 2017! God is so amazing, so good my king is so powerful. I’m excited in what the Lord has in store for me and your life. I have faith its going to be mind-blowing. I have faith everything we have been praying for over the years will soon come to pass. I’m patiently waiting for the Lord to order our steps to the promise land. Hopefully, I can start blogging more this year and stay consistent. Whatever topic the Lord lies on my heart to be a light in this dark world. Please keep praying and continue to seek God presence. Our Lord will never forsake his children.  Oh yeah one more thing I just uploaded a new video called “Modest Lookbook 2017” on my YouTube channel. Please Like & Subscribe if you haven’t already.

 

God bless, Brittani