Masks & Monsters

Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- 

It’s Halloween aka costume day!  As a believer, I do not celebrate Halloween.  However, my timeline is full of cute pictures of little munchkins in costume.  As I was sitting in meditation, I started thinking about the concepts of masks and monsters.  Halloween is all about dressing up, eating candy and all things spooky.  This causes children to dress up as monsters, zombies and to cover their beautiful faces with masks as they play pretend.  However, what if we were pretending every day besides today?

Think about it. When was the last time you felt the freedom to be who you really are?  I mean the “real” you.  I think that we wear masks all the time.  When someone asks us how we are, we lie and say we are good.  When we ask someone how they are, we hope they will lie because we don’t have the time or capacity to handle their truth.  We are a society that encourages pretend.  Heck, we have a whole holiday dedicated to this very concept.  Being oneself is less favorable, but becoming like the ones we admire is encouraged.  Everyone wants to be the next influencer.  Everyone wants to have the most traffic on IG.  Everyone wants to appear to be living their best life.  These ideals create monsters, emotionally unstable members of society that cannot communicate truthfully what they desire.  It’s hard, to tell the truth when you’ve committed to your fantasy.  It’s easier to ignore red flags when you’re dedicated to the lie.  Our love for masks has created monsters.

“Well Simone, that’s a little harsh.” Yes, it is.  Just because something is harsh does not make it less true. The more I live, the more I see the epidemic of inauthenticity.  It is a disease to hide oneself to please those who did not create you. Dishonesty is like cancer, it destroys originality.  We were created in the image of God, each beautiful and unique.  We were given “difference” as a superpower, a weapon against a world system built on conformity.  Why are we conditioning ourselves to forfeit our superpower?  Our weapon? To pretend to be something we were never designed to be.  For the longest, I believed the lie that being myself was not enough, but the more I step into who I am the freer I become. Authenticity and radical honesty bring a level of freedom that’s dangerous to our world. So, loves you must stay dangerous!

Xoxo,

Simone 

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Born For This

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-

I’m so sorry that I haven’t spoken to you guys in a while, I’ve been incredibly busy with my church. My mom preached at an event Friday and I was asked to play drums for that event.  This weekend has been a non-stop adventure and to tell you the truth, this weekend went by so quickly.  I blinked and before I knew it, the weekend was over and a new week was beginning.  Wow.  Today, I wanted to take some time to encourage you to be confident in God’s purpose for your life.

God has created a divine purpose for you, something that only you can fulfill.  Your special purpose here on the earth was handcrafted for you, and you alone.  This means that no one else can do your job the way that you can….You are significant to God.  You are important and you matter to Him.  Sometimes, individuals in our lives have a tendency to tear down our confidence.  They will begin to tell us what we can’t do and how we’re not doing something well… To tell you the truth, the language of can’t annoys me.  I believe in a limitless God, so why would I place limits on myself?  Why?  The language of doubt has a way of diminishing our confidence in our divine purpose, our role on the Earth.

I have discovered over the years that you cannot allow people, places or things to take our confidence.

If you was created to be an architect- you have to live your lives like you are the best architect in the world.  If you was created to be a nurse- you have to do your job with so much confidence and assurance that you are in the right place.  You can’t let others shake your confidence because you believe that you was born for a divine purpose/role.  You was born for this! 

We were born to be victorious.  We were born to walk in success.  We were born to live a life of confidence in who God is and who He created us to be- We were born for this!  SO when others ask you why you think you can be something, tell them – “I was born for that, that is my divine purpose/role.” STOP allowing people to shake your confidence and tell you what you can and cannot do.  You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil.4:13).  ALL THINGS…..You can do anything and you need to believe that for the rest of your life.  With this confidence, go out and change the world.  Do what you was born to do and make a difference in the lives of those around you.

Be confident!  Be courageous!  Walk in your divine purpose- YOU WAS BORN FOR THIS!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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