“Who would’ve thought that a small step would’ve change my life”
Why so significant
French tip nails was what I knew and I couldn’t let go of . I was in a serious season of transition. In this current state I was losing friends, changing churches, and had even lost someone who I thought I was going to build a future with. I was grieving in the spirit. So, when God told me to get pink nail polish… what he was really saying was embrace my love and step into something new.
How can I let go of something that is the only thing I have control over… ?
When the nail technician originally asked what I wanted I instantly told her the French Tip Nails… She asked again (this should’ve been my first sign that change was coming) I told her again French Tip…. But then I heard the Holy Spirit say “Get pink” do you think I immediately obeyed? NOPE! Sure didn’t. I sat my butt right up in the chair and proceeded for her to get ready to do my nails… Once again. I heard… “Get pink” …
But see…..It was bigger than the nail polish… it represented something else. See… If I changed my nail color… That means I had to let go of the thought that ” he’s coming back and this is what he likes so I have to keep my nails like this” …. I had to let go off “this will show people that I’m this type of woman “and “I’m classy because I look this” and all other crazy reasoning to not embrace the change…. God was telling me to let go and trust him… If I couldn’t trust him to choose my nail color…. How can I trust him to lead me to win souls? (It’s always bigger than what it looks like)
Honestly… Im not even about to lie…. I didn’t like it at first…
I thought it was ugly
Yeah.. I hated the pink nail polish when I first got it .. Why? because it wasn’t what I was used to nor was it what I wanted… I WANTED FRENCH TIPS ok ? I hated my nail color and because I was on budget (and forever will be) I couldn’t afford to go get it changed.. So I just endured my little change… But then something started happening…… I started running into other women and they would say things like “I love your nail color”…. “Wow your nail color is pretty” or “GIRRRRLL dasss cuttee” LOL at first I would have that dry “thanks” .. but then I started looking at my nails a little different… I started asking myself what were they seeing.. that I wasn’t… The answer … They were seeing the beauty of change…
What did the change produce ?
Well one I took the sew in out (my scalp needed to breath lol) and I wondered why I even got the sew in … I have beautiful hair ! (Note: If you’re wearing your sew-in don’t think this is a anti-weave forum. Be you boo. But makes sure its you .. you’ll see why im saying that in the blogs to come)
Twoooooooo… I went on a date with Jesus. I decided to do something outside of the norm that God had been dealing with me about for the past uhmmmm two years (I know that’s a long time to be running from God smh keep me uplifted)
THREE (This the Holy Ghost number and my fave)
DiamondInspires.com was birthed from obeying God by embracing pink nail polish…(Laugh all you want buts its true… and its lit… Like Holy Ghost fire lit 😊)
Don’t get it twisted… I still be going through
Look… Im not a super saint ok ? I still struggle with a change and stepping out on faith.. Why ? Because im a control freak and I want everything my way (yall pray for me) But the difference is im actually doing it…. I may struggle to trust God , step out on faith , and embrace God but reading my word , prayer , fasting helps me so much … You may struggle (and you will) but keep doing it !!! It will pay off in the end.
Moral of the story
When I think of change the first I thing I think of is Prayer.. Go talk to God about the change in your life.. and its ok to ask questions (in the beginning its ok … but understand as we grow in our walk it will lead to just straight trust no questions asked … So ask those questions while you can). The place to get the answers to your questions is the word of God (the bible) prayer.. some prayers will be answered in seconds… some months… some days… and some years… trust me I know (I’ve experienced them all.. and I still have some things on the altar and I always will) Also … look …. YOU AINT GOT TO BE ALL SUPER DEEP .. It’s a time and a place for everything but I built my prayer life (and still building ) by just straight venting.. I mean I spilled all the tea.. the angels in heaven was probably like daaaaannnngggg she told all her business .. YUUPPP sure did and dats why me and God so tight now he’s my bff. Love you guys ❤
– Diamond ❤
Reference Scriptures: (NKJV)
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty, I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him will I trust” – Psalm 91: 1-2
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills- From whence comes help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth” – Psalm 121:1-2
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all” – Psalm 34:19
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” – John 3:16