I am Laurinda Andujar
Mom, Author, Entreprenuer, Friend, Unapolegetically Black!
Will you trust God?
Truth be told, every year, I think I'm in the toughest fight of my life. The battle is rough because my spirit man is waring with my flesh.
My flesh is attempting to hold onto old ideologies and poor habits, while my spirit man is longing for growth and new pathways.
This stretching is creating a better me, yet it does not feel good at all!! This is the season where old things fade away. I discover new talents and old tricks.
I am torn between what I could be and what I once was. I look for easy ways out of a hard situation and all I hear is God say rest. Put it down. I'll carry the weight, you carry the wait.
Wait on me. Listen to me. Sit with me. Love me. I've lost more in this season than most have begun with. Yet I trust God. For everything that God allows me to lose, God is rebuilding.
Right ships are docking. Right relationships, right friendships, right kindhips, right entrepreneurship relations. This new growth is pulling at every fiber of my being and I wouldn't change a thing.
I've lost. I've lost family, friends and material things. However, what I've gained is immeasurable and irreplaceable.
Will you trust God? I don't like anyone with this much control over my life and well-being. God is my creator and the author of my well-being, so yeah... I trust God.
I don't always like it... yet I trust God.
Even in Lo Debar.
I've always brought me to the table. So, what are you saying Laurinda?
When I say I've always brought me to the table I mean just that. I've brought the good, the bad and the ugly to the table.
It wasn't always the right table or the right people at the table to understand the me that was being brought. At times, that created issues.
I wasn't always mature or mindful in my thought process. I wasn't always professional or intentional in my approach to problem solving. I had to be mentored. I had to find someone who wasn't afraid to look past the ramblings of a naive but willing pupil to learn the unwritten rules of business, love and life in general.
We must remember, people do not know, what they do not know, until they do not know it. If I didn't have mentors from all walks of life who could see past my insecurities, to locate the human goldmine that was lurking beneath my surface, I would have never experienced true development.
Find someone who will accept you as you are. Find someone that is willing to see past your insecurities and lack of knowledge to teach you how to invest in yourself.
Find someone who is not intimated by what you could become. Find someone who is able to see past their insecurities, to open up their knowledge share. Find someone who doesn't view you as competition.
Find someone who will love you at your lowest, because they are able to see you at your greatest.
#IamLaurindaAndujar and I will always bring me to the table. If I don't find what I need there, I will ALWAYS create my own.
You are welcome at my table.
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