Beauty Challenge: Step 1

Letting Go


We live by this. “God is in Control.” These are some of the most important words to live by because, Man Oh Man… when you give it to God, CRAZY things begin to happen. Mariel and I decided to do this two years ago. When we became roommates, we promised each other from here on out we're going to let go and let God. Whatever comes easy, we're going to go with it because we knew that would be God trying to take us to another phase in our life. 

You will go from barely having enough to having more than enough. He will take you out of a toxic relationship and put you into a Godly relationship. He will remove the wrong people and place the right ones in your life. The people who try to hold you back, the ones who ‘don’t see what everyone else sees,’ the people who purposefully try to hurt you, the ones who wait to see you fail, the ones who try to break you, the people who aren’t out for your best interest. God Will Remove Them! But only if you allow Him.

You will go from a negative toxic environment to a loving positive environment. I’m not saying you will live a perfect life without trials and tribulations. But, I am saying that God will SHOW OUT in ways you cannot even imagine and we are living proof!

One thing to always remember, God LOVES His children and let me tell you.. God doesn’t allow you to get away with hurting His children. This is something that Victoria Lane (Mariel’s mama) teaches us daily. She is a preacher and an incredible Woman of God. Side note, isn’t her name kinda awesome? Victoria Lane is almost like “Victory Lane.” LOL. I love it. 

Whatever you sow in life, will you reap in life. You sow deception, you’re going to reap deception. You sow seeds of greatness and it will come back twice as much and twice as great. What you put out into the universe and how you treat people will come back in tenfold. Granted, we are human and make mistakes. We are all not proud of some of the things we’ve done in the past and thats okay! Because our God is also a FORGIVING God. All He wants is for us to repent. Ask Him for forgiveness. Tell Him you’ve messed up, you’re sorry, and you love Him. It's that easy!

Thank You Jesus!!!

I LOVE bragging on the goodness of God because I had to fail Him miserably to get to this point. I still fail Him daily. But, I also seek Him daily. I give Him my all and God is changing my heart. He is changing who I was and molding me into who I’m meant to be! God is not only doing a work in my heart, but my entire circle.

See, in life, the people you surround yourself with are a direct reflection of you. This is why it is so important to listen to God and allow Him to direct your steps. If you give it to God, He can cause the right people to come into your life and thrust you into your God-given destiny. 

How many of us have forced the wrong person in our lives just so we could have it our way? Maybe it's convenient? Or maybe you don’t know what you want? Or you’re scared of what people might think or how they might react? You might even think it's too late. 

God’s way is so much better than our own. I look at my life three years ago. My way vs. God’s way. There is no comparison! God knows the desires of our hearts and He has our best interest. He’s not going to stir us wrong. He wants us to live a life of greatness filled with love. 

Have you ever ignored red flags? Ever kept people around when you KNOW they are pulling you down? Ever felt stuck? Do you live an exhausted life? If you haven’t given up complete control, chances are, you answered yes to one of these. 

My entire life I tried to control everything. I held onto a relationship I knew was bad for me. It’s not that the other person was bad, you two are just bad together. It wasn’t a Godly relationship - which is the ultimate goal. It’s funny because everyone always sees it but you are blinded. 

Mariel always says “it’s not what you allow God to do in your life, it’s HOW MUCH you will allow Him to work.” 

I challenge you to give up control. I pray that God will do a work in your life like never before. I’m believing that God will remove the wrong people and empower you to witness as He leads. I pray God will open doors of opportunity that will lead you to your God given destiny. Let it be God’s way! We give all the Glory to God! In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!

Let us know how God is working in your lives by hashtaging #whitandmariel. 

Have a blessed and beautiful week.

Whit + Mariel