God places the best things in life on the other side of fear. This video is so much more than just another #InMyFeelingsChallenge. I will do my best to make a long story short. This has been an extremely challenging week for me. With all of the amazing things going on in my life right now, the devil is still doing everything he can to stand in the way. In the past week I have experienced a lot of hardships. From struggles with my business and getting orders out on time, to struggling to stay in school. I am usually against sharing too much personal information online but I just feel like if I'm going to share all the good things going on in my life it's important for me to be transparent when I'm experiencing hard times too. My situation could potentially help someone else.
Josh called me yesterday reminding me that we agreed to make this video together and his timing couldn't have been more perfect. I have been extremely stressed out and today I got a chance to step away from my reality and have fun creating this video. I was so nervous because as you can see in this video, I can't dance at all! Like I mentioned in the beginning, the best things are on the other side of fear. I was scared to do this video, but I did it and had an amazing time. I am scared about what's next for my life and what's next for my business. I'm not sure where I will land but I'm confident that there is greatness on the other side.
I'm not new to struggle. I don't have full control of what happens to me in life but I can control my mind and how I respond to the struggles. I am going to respond the only way I know how and keep a smile on my face like the one at the end of this video. If anyone reading this is going through a hard time, keep your head up and SMILE. It's all apart of God's plan. You got this. It will get better. I want to thank everyone who has sowed into my business over the years. Every purchase made with my business has kept me in school and has helped me to meet my basic needs and I could not have gotten this far without every single one of you and your amazing support. Thank you! I will keep you all posted on what's next
Wassup Everybody. My Is Darion I Am A High School Senior At Young Coggs Williams. I Enjoy Playing Basketball Playing 2k And Hanging Out With Friends. I’m Basically Chill But At The Same Goofy And Can Become Friends With Anyone.
My name is Bre-Ann but a lot of people call me Bre. I am a mother, wife, and lover of people’s heart. Currently I am working to continue to support and encourage women through my blog Godmommywife which provides inspiration and encouragement through scripture. I pray that my journey helps to change the lives of anyone I come in contact with. In my free time I am mostly spending time with my twins Brielle and Michelle.
Hi Guys, I’m Shira! I’m a sophomore at UW-Milwaukee and I am a nursing major. I like to sleep. I don’t like going to work but I go anyways
Hi everyone❤ my name is Kennedy. I am a junior in high school. I am a poet a singer and a dancer a author!! I host an open mic (come see a show jan12 inbox me for more details) i am goofy friendly and i'm always down for a laugh.
Hi guys! I am Tiffany... wife, mom, substance abuse nurse, local minister going thru classes for my district ordination as a Nazarene pastor and the founder of a non profit, Imperfectly Flawless. We take Jesus to the strip clubs by bringing gifts, unconditional love and the message that Jesus loves strippers❤ We also help individuals who are struggling with pornography addiction and their partners. We educate and equip families so that they can not only learn how to protect their children online, but also how to have ongoing conversations about the dangers of pornography.
Grace and peace to you. My name is Jessica and I am a servant of God, wife of a great man, and friend to many. I have had several assignments in life but right now I'm focusing on my new brand and business name Peculiar By Perceptions. I sew, crochet, design, decorate, knit and art. I care for the people around me while serving at my church. I love cookies, cake and sports.
Imani Ray | Dec 2017
I think I'm loving and supportive. I think I'm growing/developing into a pretty cool person□. I think I'm smart and I feel like I'm wise in some areas of life and lastly I feel like I'm strong when it comes to not allowing my current circumstances to get the best of me.
Right now I am feeling tired, a little sad and disorganized. But these feelings aren't permanent. I'm gonna go back to sleep to get a little more rest. I'm sad because I miss being with my family for the holidays but I'm excited to have food for Christmas with my Aney, (Kim). I feel disorganized because I need to clean my room and go through my to-do list so I'm going to do that today.
- the ability to grow and learn from past mistakes
- my health
- genuinely loving/caring people in my life
- the opportunity to attend college
This year I struggled w/ accepting that not all friendships will last "forever". I learned that if people want to walk out of your life. LET THEM WALK. I also learned that the way people treat me isn't a reflection of my character.
Dear Self, You have come a long way. I'm glad you've been able to make it this far without being defeated by life's many obstacles. In my eyes you are strong and resilient. I see a promising future ahead of you. Continue to push towards your dreams. Don't look back at the things you had to let go. They're gone for a reason. Move forward with confidence and grace. Continue on your journey of self love. Fall so deeply in love with who you are that no one gets a say in determining who it is that you want to be. Dream beyond what you can imagine is possible for yourself. Reach those goals. Be unstoppable. Show the world who Imani Ray is unapologetically. Life can be challenging, but you got this. You're doing great so far. Keep it up!
Talk yourself through a struggle:
Struggle - Trusting that God has my back.
I know when times get hard you forget so I'm here to remind you of all the times where God pulled you out of your struggle.
Remember when you never thought you'd make it through high school? YOU GRADUATED!
Remember you thought you'd never have friends because you were "too quiet"? YOU HAVE AMAZING FRIENDS!
Remember when you thought you'd never love what you saw in the mirror? YOU'RE LEARNING TO LOVE IT MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY!
Remember when you couldn't stop comparing yourself to others? YOU'VE ACCEPTED THAT YOU'RE INCOMPARABLE & GOD ONLY MADE ONE YOU!
Remember when you thought you'd be in that toxic relationship forever? IT NO LONGER EXISTS!
Remember when you thought you'd never go to college? YOU'RE IN COLLEGE & YOU'LL BE SOPHOMORE IN JANUARY!
Remember when you thought adulting was impossible? WELL, YOU KIND OF STILL BELIEVE THAT, BUT YOU'RE MAKING IT LOOK LIKE YOU DON'T!
Remember when you turned away from God? DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN AGAIN!
Remember when you almost failed every class your first semester of college? YOU PASSED EVERY CLASS!
Remember when you almost gave up? YOU'RE STILL HERE!
Thank God for all these struggles, they created this amazing version of Imani, and you know why? Cause God had your back the whole time, REMEMBER THAT! #TrustHim
Imani Ray | @nebthebrand
I am blessed with unique gifts.
The gift to inspire others to reach their full potential.
The gift of listening.
The gift of creating content that has the power to change the world.
I am extremely passionate about helping those around me develop a vision for their future.
I truly believe that by helping others, I am ultimately helping myself.
I enjoy listening to others.
People need someone to hear them.
I like being that person for people.
I am a natural born innovator.
My creativity will impact the world.
I make it my business to make the concerns of the world around me my business.
If I am not creating to impact others, my creativity has no purpose.
I like to lead from the background by creating leadership opportunities for those around me.
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