This week’s guest writer is Nakita Webb. Nakita is a writer with a passion for social injustice pieces and helping people find their healing. She likes to dig up buried truths, and let them breathe and exist. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and learning new things. Her favorite bookstore is Barnes & Noble, where the employees know her by name. She’s fun-loving, caring, and very observant. Her motto is “Anyway”, a song by country singer Martina McBride– which simply says: “Do it anyway.”
You’ve come a long way from the girl doctors said would never make it. Humph, God showed them didn’t He? (Thanks Heavenly Gates Funeral Home for having everything set up, when I do croak.) And He is still showing you, too.
Great things have been happening, and you didn’t have to change any part of yourself to make it happen — imagine that. You’re still the same sarcastic, smart-mouthed, almost lawyer who likes loud music, and good laughs.
Your mother–that’s a pretty woman–and others, say you’re not like anyone else, but you know you’re not supposed to be anyone else, ever.
You know it’s a slap in the face of God to be anyone else. It’s saying to Him: “Yeah, Jesus I see what you were trying to do here, but your paintbrush made a few mistakes, so I’ll fix it.” No. You realize He is still painting you, even as you type this.
You realize you’re supposed to help people whenever you can, even if they don’t say thank you or appreciate it. It’s your responsibility and passion to write and talk about things other people wouldn’t, not to stir up controversy–well maybe a little–but knowledge, love, acceptance and humor.
If I could give you or anyone else any advice, it’d be this: Don’t be a prisoner to the vision others have of who you should be. They don’t know who you are or who you’re meant to be, but He does, trust Him. Chase your dreams. Say how you feel with no regrets. And laugh until you pee your pants.
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