What’s up #GetItDoners !
Hopefully you’re feeling good, cause I’M FEELING AMAZING!
Can I be honest with you guys, did you know there’s so many times that I say that on my IG stories ( ps….. you know what I’m talking about if you’ve really been rocking with me for a minute on social) and I’m actually not feeling that way?
It’s so funny because so many people look up to me and say J, you must neeevvvverrrr have a bad day.
J, you must get up everyday like this.
J, how do you stay so motivated? J, you’re just sooooo positive? The list goes on and on .
The reality is yal, ( ps…. Can I call yal, yal? Look this blog is going to be very informal okay?. I want this to feel like it’s just me and you talking ,OK? forget the whole being grammatically and old English perfect dialogue and please excuse me in advance to all of you HONORS AP ENGLISH LEVEL 8 MAJORS who were magnacumlowdey in high school all oouuuuuu look at me I’m so smart well yeah, there will be none of that is on this blog , now back to the point because this is a ridiculously long parantheses lol) I made a decision , and that was that regardless of how I “feel” in these different moments… I’m just going to command the feeling that I want.
Now, I know what you’re thinking “ bros and sisses “ you’re like J, that all sounds good but come on bro let’s be honest for a second… life gets’ hard bro. And to keep it all the way real with you guys… I agree yo.
Like life is very difficult, especially for those of us who are coming into adulthood and figuring that whole thing out. We live in the midst of the digital revolution, so we’re all trying to figure out our come up in that, many of us are entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, and it’s just like man… how do I navigate through all of this. How do I figure all of this out? Most importantly how do I do it all and still keep my sanity?!
All I’m going to do is tell you guys is what’s been working for me and that’s this, I learned that I don’t have to figure it out. You know why? Because it’s not up to me to figure out. Now I’m going to pause again because here’s something you should get very used to on this platform….. I WILL BE USING SCRIPTURE and LOTS of it , why? Because that’s what I believe and that’s what has held me up to this point to keep my sanity , therefore that’s what it is. If you have a problem with that… please by ALL MEANS feel free to stop reading and dip off the page. Thank you kindly, drops Cardi B voice “ Okuuuuuuur” .
One of my favorite scriptures is Philipians 4:6-7 and it pretty much says this, “ Be anxious for nothing but in everything through prayer and supplication let your request be made known to God and the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Now I know legit you’re probably still asking what does that really mean J? It’s simple honestly. It means that before I ever could try and figure it out, it was already figured out for me. It means that even despite how I may feel at a particular time, I’m not beat to start worrying at any point because it’s all already been worked out for my good. All that I have to do now is just be. And I know, trust me I know that can be tough right? Like if I can keep it honest with you, I’m 23 today. I’ve just now taken on real life responsibilities by moving entirely across the country. Away from my parents, my ENTIRE FAMILY, my best friends, and everything that I’ve ever known. It’s been suuuuuupppeeeer tough , more mentally than anything, but just in general the idea of trusting God has gone to a whole other level. So when I’m telling you these things, I’m not saying it from an oh, look at me I’ve figured it all out standpoint, I’m saying it more from , hey look yal I’m still figuring this whole thing out right with you.
I’ve personally come to this place and if you choose to, I feel like you guys could to , and that is , DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING. A lot of times because we’re becoming big boys and big girls, we try and fight the feeling that we feel. We make mental mind games like, you’re good, just shake it off, it’s okay , and we fight the feeling of what’s really happening. I’m encouraging you bros and sisses , don’t fight the feeling that you feel. Actually more than anything you should just go ahead and embrace it. Why? Problems can only be overcome when confronted. If I cut myself especially to the white meat, ( yal know those cuts are the worst ) I best make sure I take the proper steps to address the situation instead of just putting a bandaid on it and chanting “it’s not there, it’s in your mind” all day. ( ps …. that get’s deeper and even goes more into mental health issues , which I DEFINITELY intend to speak more about on this blog… so just wait on it. )
Long story short yal, God has NO intentions for us to be worried, anxious, upset, depressed, stressed out, or any of that He just wants us to replace our thinking with His cause he’s already figured all of this out. All we have to do is trust Him. I hope this helps somebody who’s out there fighting their particular feeling, just remember yal … be anxious FOR NOTHING! I love you there’s nothing you can do about it, be a #GetItDoner today and ENJOOOOOY YOUR JOURNEY.