Embracing the Process

At times, we all get carried away with the motions of life. I'm always falling into a mini mental breakdown whenever I begin to ponder on my life and what is to come of it. With the help of social media, it is so easy to fall victim to the enemy of comparison.  

Being a new found blogger, its definitely easy to compare yourself to others that are established in the industry. Many times, I've been discouraged. I'll think to myself that I'm wasting my time or even that I don't have what it takes to succeed as a blogger. But I have to remember that NOTHING happens overnight. No empire or media mogul woke up one day and just became mainstream in their profession. It takes weeks, months, years, even decades before people enter the prime of their careers.  Comparison is the true thief of joy; don't allow it take away from the journey that you're taking to get to where you want to be. 

Like I said, it's so easy to get caught up in what others are doing, or what you want to be doing, instead of focusing on the work at hand. Sometimes, I just want to skip all the hard work and bask in the glory and fame. However, I can't ignore the process it takes to get there. When I say this, I am referring to my blog, my education, my career, my spiritual life, etc. I always want to skip the stage of work and dedication, and just enjoy my dreams and aspirations. Unfortunately, life does not work like that. And if it did, many people would not be grateful for what they had. 

I recently listened to Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to those Who Create it by Charlamagne the God. The audiobook truly made me develop an appreciate for him and what he stands for. Although, many people perceive him to be rude, he's just an honest person. In the book, he discusses all that he has been through and how he got to where he was. It was truly inspiring and motivating. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in hearing his story.  The one thing that I took away from the message was to embrace the process.

Embrace the process

Embrace struggling, knowing that your hard work is not in vain. Embrace the late nights at work, and then waking up for class in the morning. Embrace working multiple jobs. Because all of your hard work is going to take you where you need to be. The process is not meant to be easy, nor is it for everyone. Those who are fueled by ambition and drive will thrive through this "struggle" stage and preserve to their destiny. The process is meant to build character, and to develop the necessary qualities to walk into what you're praying for.  Sometimes, it's not that God is telling us "No," rather he is saying "Not yet." 

In our current states, we are not ready to deal with ALL that is included in our hopes and dreams. Sometimes our attitudes aren't right or our motives aren't right. God has to take us through the process to mold us into the people we need to be in order to truly appreciate and fully utilize our dreams. The process is meant to be long. The more time God has to work on you, the more prepared you will be for your blessing. We have to keep the faith, and embrace what we are going through.  The process was never meant to hurt us, but rather to help us. To build us up into who we need to be. 
Just embrace the process and trust that God knows what he is doing.  

Before, I end this post, I want to leave you with a scripture for reference.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

Hope you enjoyed the read! Until next time.

-Mikey :]
Side note: Sometimes i forget that this is more than just a fashion blog. And this topic has just been so relevant in my life. I knew I had to share it with you guys.

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