On the morning of Mother’s Day, I looked in the mirror and did an assessment of my hair. My hair was in a ponytail and it had been a few weeks since I'd been to the salon, so my edges were far from smooth - in other words I had NAPS! I begin to try and smooth them out but they stood right back at attention! As my mind went into its reflective place, I discovered there's a lot that we can learn from naps lol!
No matter how life presses you down, you can always get back back up!
Sometimes life comes at you hard and presses you on every side. Life may throw its best punches but girrrl be like the almighty NAP and keep getting back up!
No matter what outside forces try to lay you down, you should always press through!
Many of you use the product so affectionately called Perfect Edges. You take a scoop of this and smooth it over your naps in efforts to lay them down. The naps may stay down for a day or so but then they come right back up saying, "HELLO!" Life will use outside forces to lay you flat on your back. It could be death of a loved one, illness, financial issues and so on. These things may knock you down and you may stay down for a short time but I encourage you today to be like the tenacious NAP and press through and get back up!
No matter how people try to change you, be who you are and stand in it.
NAPS lead a complicated life. People are always trying to change or alter them in some way. They're rarely accepted for their strength and beauty. Sometimes women of God are faced with this same challenge! People try to fit you into their version of you instead of accepting you for who you truly are. Girrrl, no matter what negativity comes your way, be like the non-compliant NAP and stand tall through it!
Curl on dem haters!
At the end of the day, be who you are which is a women of strength - NAP strong! No matter what trials come your way stand through them! We call them NAPS but really they're curly strands of beauty! So when life presses and lays you down, and people bring negativity your way, be a NAP and curl on dem haters. (Yeah I said it: I got hot sauce in my bag swag lol)!!!
Let this scripture encourage you during your night season
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.