Last weekend, cooler winds decided to grace us with their appearance here in the sunshine state. 🌞
It was the perfect day to push the envelope a bit and wear my over-the-knee boots! I had an event to go to and then after that plans with the family on Saturday. On Sunday, the plans were church and again time with each other. These are the two looks I came up with.
Look #1: Sienna, Leather, and Denim
This burnt orange shade has become one of my favorite shades, lately. I had not expected to gravitate towards this shade until it caught my eye at the store. The fitting room session confirmed my love for this shade! I couldn’t believe how well it complemented my skin tone.
Look #2: Mint and Pepper
I had a sweet little helper while shooting this look. Seeing this face reflected back at me in these photos gives me the extra push I need to keep going! Everything I do now is for my babies!💕
Lately, I have been more encouraged than ever to ‘push the envelope’, so to speak. I want to push myself to operate at a higher level than I ever have before. What do I have to lose? I’m definitely not getting any younger and the only thing I have to risk is the fact that I spent time doing something that wasn’t the right fit for me. Expect to see me take more leaps of faith fashion-wise, but also know that I will be taking these same risks in my personal life.
How can I ever really experience a miracle from God if I don’t take a risk that requires complete, and utter blind faith? If I stay safe, what does that say to my Heavenly Father, who wants to give me more than I could ever ask or imagine?
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20, 21
My God is bigger than I can even accurately conceive. My mind is limited and finite, which means I tend to place those same limits on God, myself and my potential. Demonstrating faith, for me, will mean that God has to come through, or else there is nothing and no-one else who can. He has to be the only way in everything. Which means I have to turn my gaze to Him for step-by-step instructions everyday. Like, literally, “okay, God what task is a top priority today?” “What should I invest in this month?” “How do I communicate this message today?”
Spending time with God in prayer and reading my Word, in addition to paying attention to the Holy Spirit, means that the answers to my questions will be revealed. Sometimes the answer to a question comes from another person in conversation, or a tv program, or a radio commercial, or a YouTube video, etc. I am always paying attention when I am asking God to reveal something to me.
Anywho, I say all of that to say that as we close out this year I am going to end it with a bang! I am going to enter the New Year, God willing, living like I want to live throughout that new year. Pushing the envelope is going to be a mantra for me. “How did you push the envelope this week?”