So You Want To Be A Model?

So you want to be a Model?

And pretend to be perfect.

A beautiful mannequin brought to life.

An object without a voice.

A toy with no spirit.

So you want to be a Model?

And be everyone’s fantasy.

To have the whole world envy you.

As you starve yourself.

And critique your every flaw.

So you want to be a Model?

To dream big and succeed.

To be larger than life.

Without truly experiencing life on your terms.

Doing whatever and whoever

It takes to get you to the top.

Portraying a character.

That is not really you.

So you want to be a Model?

In an unstable Industry.

Which eats you up,

Chews you and spits you out alive.

An industry where your friends

Stab you in the back

With a smile on their face.

So you want to be a Model?

Where one season,

One look, and one photo

Could change your life forever.

Where the photographers

Are voyeurs and perverts in disguise.

So you want to be a Model?

And be a puppet operated by strings.

Or do you want to accept yourself

Just the way you are?

Despite what others think.

Wake Up!

Use your mind first not your body.

You deserve to be authentically you.

Listen to your heart

Follow your intuition.

Set a trend don’t follow one.

Change the world one idea at a time.

Are You Tithing Into False Religions?

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Once upon a time I used to go to the nail shop to get my nails done.  I tried a lot of different nail treatments such as: French Manicure, Natural Manicure, Shellac, Silk Wrap, Gel Nails, Pink and White Manicure and of course a pedicure.  I remember walking in the shop and smelling the awful chemicals and hearing the sound of the nail drills ugh.

The nail shop staff never welcomed me.  There was no warm welcome, no rapport building, no small talk just straight to business.  The typical greeting was “Hello, how can I help you?”  Then when you reply with what service you require they instruct you to pick a colour then demand you take a seat and wait or sit in a chair and have the service performed.  The nail technicians rarely sanitised their work station after their last client, nor wash their hands.   Sometimes the nail technicians nails weren’t short or well groomed! Oh my gosh why did I tolerate such unprofessionalism?  Was it so I could have nice nails? Some people get infections from going to the nail shops.

The customer service at the nail shops is horrendous.  They don’t offer you any beverages while you wait or even inform you of how long you will wait.  There is minimal eye contact.  Now, I understand English isn’t the nail shop staff’s first language and they have a limited vocabulary but, how on earth were they able to pass their beauty exams?  Doesn’t their beauty course teach them customer service?

I have decided to no longer go to East Asian nail shops that display shrines to Buddha and golden idols, many of them have flowers and food beside them and on open display. It freaks me out!  It’s not cool to spend my hard earned money tithing into a religion I don’t support and without my consent.  I prefer going to an English speaking nail shop or beauty spa where it is generally hygienic, safe, and my business is appreciated.

Do you think Christians should tithe into another religion by purchasing goods and services from an non christian business?

Psalm 40.4

When you don’t feel like it…..

When you dont feel like waking up

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like going to work

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like cooking dinner

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like talking to nobody

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like going to church

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like washing dishes

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like trying again

Do it anyway!

When you don’t feel like dressing up

Do it anyway!

The amount of time wasted complaining and pondering about whether or not you should complete a task is unproductive. Just get on with ot and do it anyway! Time is money honey.

Fight With Your Faith

Sometimes stuff happens that you can’t comprehend.  Some days you wonder “When will the craziness end?”  You may even ask “Why God?” What have I done to deserve this?” Others have a easier life than me.  It’s not fair God.” Or you might say “I give up there’s no point trying anymore everytime I try I get let down” “Is there really a God?”

Words our powerful as well as our thoughts and behaviour.  My mother taught me the days you feel the worst are the days you should dress up and put your best face forward.  You have to encourage yourself and know that trouble doesn’t last always.  Smile through the storm.  We all have problems.  Life without problems would be uninteresting.  The harder the battle the sweeter the victory.

As I write this blog, I can sincerely say I am at a point in my life where I question God and patiently wait on my breakthrough.  One thing I’ve learned though is if you keep moving, keep trying, keep fighting some way, some how things will improve.  Pray.  Focus on the positives.  Be still.  When others provoke you don’t let them win or have power over you by getting you mad.  Take a deep breath and walk away.  A lack of response is better than a foolish response.  Fight with your faith. 

Focus 

 

 
In life, one must acquire focus in order to accomplish a goal.  One must hunger for success, and be willing to give up on certain gratifications.  To focus means turning off your phone, shutting out the world, being determined and concentrating on one thing.

When I am at work I focus my attention on reaching my daily target.  I will do whatever it takes.  I’ll work through my lunch, arrive to work early or stay a little later to complete my work.  When I competed in an Pageant I fixed my focus on winning.  I kept my eyes on the prize, the crown.   I didn’t worry about the competitors all I could focus on was winning.  Even on days when I was tired I didn’t give up.  I rehearsed, dieted, exercised, and took extra care of myself.  I focused!

Just like a race horse who has blinders at the corners of their eyes or like a train moving fast in one direction, we must have tunnel vision.  We must see the finish line despite the scenery, despite the noise, despite any odds that lie before us.  Believe in yourself.  Believe in your skills, talents and abilities.  Believe in God as he will give you the grace to focus and succeed.

“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.” –Philippians 3:15‭-‬16 MSG

Praise God.  Hallelujah.

Our Solid Rock

 

 

“Because of these things, the Lord GOD says, “I will put a rock—a cornerstone—in the ground in Zion. This will be a very precious stone. Everything will be built on this very important rock. Anyone who trusts in that rock will not be disappointed” –Isaiah 28:16 ERV

There are many situations that occur suddenly which are beyond our comprehension but, we must have faith in God.  He is our solid rock, our way maker, our heavenly Father who cares for us.  When God says something he means it, he doesn’t lie.  His promises are tried and true.  Despite all the odds we can prevail.  Just hold on a little longer.  Remain encouraged.  Our God is awesome.