Up Up & SLAYย 

If you’re familiar with my personal blog TJLuvsBeingNatural.com then you know that I live for innovative updos. With countless versatile style options there is absolutely no reason for any naturalista to ever get bored with her natural hair journey.

Updos are a fun and easy way to keep your journey creative and interesting. Just take a look at some of these gorgeous updos!

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So the next time you feel monotony setting in venture into the world of creative updo styling and slay!

The Key To Moving Mountainsย 

God is moved by faith, not by need, desires or desperation. Last night the Lord put these words on my heart and I’m glad He did. Sometimes we tend to forget this and while God loves us dearly and cares about our needs and desires, it is impossible to please Him without faith. Faith is the key to activating the power of God in our lives. Read more about that here.

No matter how desperate we may be, or how badly we need something, the power of God does not move through that desperation for a fulfilled need. Our personal faith in God and His ability to provide what we need is what causes that amazing power to go to work in our situation and our lives. But that faith requires trust, and trust is built through relationship. This is one of the many reasons why our personal relationship with Christ is so important.

God is willing and able to give us what we need but, we have to believe. He is not a respecter of person, he’s a respecter of faith. When we’re trying to move mountains it helps to know what works and what doesn’t. Faith works.

No Wrong Way To Top Knot

What’s not to love about a top knot? It’s easily every girls simple, get up and go style that still gives her the opportunity to go casual or a little more dressy, if she wanted to. With virtually no wrong way to do a top knot, it’s stress free styling! As a matter of fact, if you’re spending more than 5 minutes on your top knot it’s just because you want to, and that’s ok too! The point is, the top knot gives you options. Check out these super cuter ways to style your top knot.

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Why They Think You’re crazy

Have you ever tried to explain your faith to a non-believer, or share your dream with someone with no ambition? Its as if they try to make you feel like you’re crazy. And well, according to the world, you are.

Speaking life is one of those things that us crazies do. It’s something that realists, matter of fact or typical individuals struggle with. You see, speaking life requires you to speak what hasn’t yet occurred. My pastor often says “You have to say its so, when it’s not so, in order for it to be so”. Sounds crazy right? To most people, yes. But, to believers in God’s word, and His power, absolutely not. It’s the essence of faith, and we don’t just depend on it, we walk by it.

Faith is what keeps us moving. It keeps us pounding away at accomplishing our dreams knowing that God won’t let us fall. The thing is, everyone’s not going to get that. They’re not going to understand your drive or believe in your dream the way that you do, but they don’t have to, you do! Don’t expect people to understand your grind when God didn’t give them your vision. Its the bold crazy individuals willing to believe the impossible that accomplish amazing things.

We serve a limitless God. Stop worrying about people thinking that you’re crazy and live your life like you know that all things are possible with God. Believe Him for the big things other people can’t even imagine. And if you feel a bit out of place with your family or friends because their faith isn’t as strong as yours, don’t worry. Your belief might just change someone else’s life. Keep stretching yourself and believing God for that crazy thing no one thinks is possible. God will show up and show out because of your faith.

Up Your Undercut Game

If you’re looking to spruce up your tapered style or add something different to your longer natural hair, a fierce undercut may be perfect for you. This dope style is in full affect and with so many ways to rock them you can’t go wrong.

Undercut/shaved side designs are a great way to add dimension to your style and allow for oceans of creativity. Here are some ideas on how you can up your undercut game and keep the boredom of your natural hair journey at bay.

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Purple Like POW!

Today its all about purple hair inspiration! I’ve been seeing some amazing looks starring this gorgeous color and wanted to spread the dopeness. It’s summer time and everything’s all about color. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out a this fab color. Whether it’s temp color on your real tresses or adding it for your protective style, purple hair slays like POW!

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Why They’re Throwing Shade At Your Vision

Sometimes God will give us a vision of what He wants us to accomplish and we get so excited that we want to share it with others. The trouble with that is not everyone is going to support your vision. Some people don’t want to imagine you accomplishing such amazing things and they will throw a ridiculous amount of shade at your vision, and you, for even thinking that you can achieve such awesomeness. What they may fail to realize is that the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of you and you can do anything through that power. On the other hand, they may know good and well of your potential but because of their own personal issues, just don’t want to see you on top.

Remember, people want to see you do better, but never better than them.  Sometimes, this statement is more true for the people closest to us than anyone else.  So, be careful who you share your vision with.  It may even be a good idea to start looking at the visions, ideas and revelations that God gives you as personal, intimate pieces of information. And unless God directs you to discuss that information with someone else start  treating it like it was only meant for the two of you.