Wall to Wall

Good Monday evening. I am typing this as I sit at my work station confused as to why I am sitting at this work station. But then I realize I have mouths to feed and bills to pay even though lately that seems like more than I care to discuss. Backup to this morning, I did a live video on Facebook talking about not quitting. How we have to keep going even when it seems like we have every reason to quit. The reality is that we have to keep going because there are people we have yet to meet that need us. Does this make it easier? NO! Yet nothing comes easy these days, everything seems like it takes literally an act of congress to proceed to the next dimension of life. Let me move on to why I am writing today.

I am pretty sure that when you saw that topic you were like where is she going with this. So let me go ahead and ease your curiosity. Let me be transparent. I have walls built in my life taller than what you know who wants to build. Mainly because sometimes hurt can be too much to carry. So I build these walls of protection which sometimes aren’t truly protecting anything. You know how your intentions are to protect something but you do more harm than protecting? Those are my walls. I am at a point in my life where God has me exposed. My flaws, my weaknesses, my hurt, my brokenness. Now I know He is going to turn it around for my good, but these walls are coming down too fast. I often look up at Him and say, “ok, Sir I need you to slow down just a tad bit”.  When God exposes you there is no oops, let me cover up. There isn’t a cover up big enough for that. Proverbs 4:23 tells us above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Wow! How powerful is that, physically and literally. The verses are that one continue on to tell us how we should behave with one another and in life. No where does it say build a wall though. I mean I can make it up if I want to but it will not override what He has already said.

Wall to wall is the notion that we can’t move anywhere if we keep putting up walls that we will eventually run into. Walls will have you thinking that everyone is out to harm you. Walls will have the love of your life right under you nose but you have built a wall and can’t see it. Walls will have your financial breakthrough right there waiting but prior bad investments have you scared. Walls will have your purpose staring at you in the face but you have that wall of  fear of failure blocking your view. Walls will have that new marriage on the horizon but that bad divorce has you putting up walls in front of every new potential you meet. Everything God does is intentional. As broken as we are, what’s better than having the Master himself sculpt us back to life. Where we have walls, He wants our trust. Those walls could very well be blocking access to the very things that God needs and wants us to have.

 

All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them-Walt Disney

 

Thank you for reading. If nothing else, just know that you are not in this wall banging situation alone. Yet, we can all escape together!

xo, Eve

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RELEASE

Alright yall, I am touching on something none thrift nor style related tonight. I was having a heart to heart with two of my blogger boos tonight and I was reminded of why I initially started blogging. I started blogging as a way to cope with grief after my father passed away in December 2015. I would put my emotions into words and then share them in hopes of helping someone else through grief of any kind. Then I quickly saw how the world of blogging was changing to almost everyone wanting their blogs to bring in money and followers. I jumped on the bandwagon and started taking blogger like photos, snapping photos everywhere I went, ignoring my kids to make sure I was keeping up with the latest Instagram feed. I must admit it was getting to be a bit more competitive than my spirit was ready for. Now it hasn’t been all bad because I have met some amazing bloggers and experienced some pretty great opportunities in the “blogger world”.

Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans

Life has been pretty hectic lately.  Dealing with friendship woes, family drama, work craziness and managing several small business ventures. I have done more in the past 8 months than I feel like I have done in all 37 years of my life. So with everything becoming so overwhelming, tonight I just wanted to RELEASE My release came in creating Eve’s Bite. Basically my place to vent and let you all in on my vent sessions. Like you get to sip some of the tea of my hectic life first hand. Some days I will share my struggles of the day and some days I will share my successes of the day. Who knows what you may read in Eve’s Bite. Kind of a play on words that my daughter came up with. So welcome.

I usually want to quit blogging like once a week. I would be much more happier just reading everyone else’s blogs and liking stranger’s photos and posting what I want without any thought. I wouldn’t have to worry about graphics, logos, pictures, or hashtags. Yet, I am not a quitter so I guess I will just find a way to make it all work. I need you to know that everything you see on social media is not all that it is cut out to be. Don’t let these posts and lives fool you into thinking everything you see is golden. Like who is going to highlight all their mess to strangers? I mean some people don’t care but then there are those who do let you in on the behind the scenes action. You aren’t going to always see me just when I am smiling. Some days I even curse. I get betrayed. I get lied on and stressed out and many times I will let you know just that because it is ok to RELEASE. Whatever your release is do just that. But depending on what you release, be cautious of who you release it to. Self care is the best care and we have to learn not to care what people think. Their opinions don’t pay your bills. I have learned that feelings don’t make coins. Releasing helps you to find you path and God to guide you along the way.

So there’s your introduction. A bunch of rambling. But here is where you will find all of my rambling sessions. I am sure I will not be alone in what I share here in Eve’s Bite. Feel free to interact with me and share your comments and feelings. Maybe we can release together. That is always a win-win situation.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

 

xo, Eve

 

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