“You are enough” were words used more to bring the black sheep back in with the herd than as words of affirmation or confirmation of the promises that God had already made. Struggle between understanding who I am and finding a way to have that sort of fit in a world addicted to having the opposite of what it already has. Battles between a Dominican family asking you to show off those curves and American neighbors asking you to slim them down, flat irons to calm down your curls, makeup to cover the flaws, marry the white man to “better the race”, fight against million-year-old mentality that being accepted is the only goal a woman should achieve. It wasn’t until I understood who God was that I started my journey into an identity not defined by the words of a preacher or the likes of a picture but by words as eternal as the God who inspired them.
There is one basic, fundamental and necessary step that determined the moment where I stopped living by the guidelines of our society and began to see myself as the valuable creation that I am: accepting God. True, there are struggles that as humans we will always face, the difference is when you live in those struggles and when you already know that Jesus has given you the capability to fight against them and trust Him.
This is not a twelve step program, rather a lifelong journey and we like to think of ourselves as your friends walking side by side on your spiritual quest. During this segment, we will share what helped us personally to become Darlin. Heating up a chair for years did not give us an immediate feeling of belonging, instead encountering the real Jesus that offered the only relationship that filled all voids. First thing my darlins, be honest. Sip on some tea, realize your sinful nature and surrender unto God. If He took the time to sacrifice himself for your sins, then you should take the time to realize what are the sins that He sacrificed himself for.
Join us for our first series (¡yay!) called El Camino. Brew your Café con Leche and (virtually) sit with us as we feast on the word.
- Pamela + Genesis