Detour to Destiny

Good morning love bugs! I had another post in mind for this week, but this has been pressing on me harder. Maybe because this is currently where I find myself. Maybe because while I’m in a frustrating season, I’m trying to keep my faith and focus. Maybe because someone else is out there reading this, feeling relieved that they are not alone. I’m not sure, but whatever the reason is I know I needed to touch on this.

Many people who step out on faith, are not sure how God is going to lead them on their faith journey. They see the vision, the destination of where God is taking them, but often times are unsure of the journey it will take to get there. Yet…with all this uncertainty, they are sure that it will ALL come together…things will somehow work out. Sounds very inspiring right?

This is truly how I felt about stepping out on faith: walking away from my job to start building Perfectly Imperfect Inc., selling Premier Designs Jewelry to support Perfectly Imperfect Inc., attending seminary full time to get my Masters Degrees in Divinity and Marriage & Family Therapy. I had no clue how this journey would be, but I knew I needed to step out on faith and literally trust God for every measure of provision.

What happens when discouragement set in? What happens when you start to think that maybe you heard God wrong in this thing? What happens when you hit those extremely slow seasons in generating income and you begin to question everything?

It’s these frustrating moments that I can’t help but to believe that every entrepreneur or person who stepped out on faith have from time to time. It’s these moments that you feel that you are now on a crazy detour leaving you wondering if you will ever reach your destination.

So, after some time of feeling like this, and watching how God would subtly show me that I’m right on track, I began to feel this message: Detours does not always mean you will not reach your destiny.

And just like that…mood change! Attitude change! Disposition change! I have to embrace the detours that life can bring at times. So I took to Instagram yesterday with this message in case someone else was beginning to feel like I was feeling (see video below):

When life sends you on a detour, it could be God’s way of protecting you from some unseen danger/hinderance, the detour posed for a better route to help develop you, or maybe it’s God’s way of testing your patience and seeing if your disposition about the journey will change…who knows why we often experience detours…One thing is for sure is that if we keep our focus on the Lord we will reach the destination He has already predestined for us to receive! Keep pushing, keep pressing, keep persisting…You got this!!!


Though you are Imperfect, you are loved by a Perfect God!

New Thing

open roadOne of my favorite things to do during the summer is to go on road trips or a long drive. Honestly, I am always down for a road trip at any time of the year. I think I actually just love driving for some reason. It is something so relaxing about being on the open road or in good flowing traffic with the windows down, music blasting, and having an abundance of snacks. There is nothing more aggravating then driving down a road that is rough, bumpy, and filled with pot holes. You then have to drive slower, and run the risk of damaging your tires on this rough road. If you are anything like me, you find yourself complaining the whole time wishing the pavement would smooth out soon or that the city would fix the road.

What’s crazy about this whole scenario is that once construction begins on the road, I complain about that as well. Sometimes we are never satisfied. Traffic is back up, you are at a standstill due to the work in progress, the drive is even slower, and it seems like it’s taking forever for the road to get fixed. Frustration, anger, anxiety, impatience . . . these emotions begin to stir up each time I take this route to my destination.

On a recent trip, I was driving north on I65. Anyone familiar with I65 from Indianapolis to Northwest Indiana, you know there is always construction happening. I remember when I65 was a little narrow and bumpy. I complained and murmured each time I drove that portion of the interstate. Later, the interstate widened allowing for more cars to flow through. Now, there is another section of the same interstate, in the same direction, that is going through construction. I again found myself murmuring and complaining. It then hit me:

Often, we shout over the new thing, but complain over the construction it takes.

construction pic

Isaiah 44:18-19 (NIV) states: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I’m doing a new thing!”

Life has a way of presenting itself all sorts of bumpy roads. Sometimes these are things that we bring upon ourselves by the decisions we make . . . other times it’s to no fault on our own . . . and yet there are other times when it’s something within us and how we react/respond to situations that can cause things to be bumpy, full of holes, and uneasy. We complain, we cry, we get angry and frustrated . . . we even go as far as wanting to find a new route and take matters into our own hands.

We are instructed in the above scripture to forget the former things and to not dwell on the past. God cannot begin to do a new work in us if we keep holding on to how things used to be. It’s time to forget about those things that caused the roads in your life to be bumpy. We have to let God build a construction site within us so that we can be prepared for all the new things that He wants to do to us and through us.

So, what will your disposition be like when the construction begins? Are you complaining? Always angry? Bitter? Throwing a pity party? Impatient? Or will trust the Master to pave the way for you? Will you seek Him and cast your cares on upon Him? Will you not waver in your faith? Have patience?

The fact that the new thing is coming and that God is so gracious and merciful to make a new way for us, should be enough to give Him praise. We have to be patient during the construction of our lives. Shout for the construction just as much as you shout when the new take place.


Though you are imperfect, you are loved by a perfect God!

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Be Intentional: Week 1

Happy Monday love bugs!!! 

I have found myself in some very rich conversations here lately, so much so that it has caused lots of blog post ideas. One of the things that I have found myself sharing with others is this need to be intentional. The crazy thing is that this topic was a little bit of a sting for me. As I am pouring into several women about how we have to be more intentional about certain things we want to do or change, I could not help but to think about how the very words I was dishing out, I need to embrace for myself. 


Gosh it’s such a big word, packed with so much power. It requires focus, dedication, and purpose. 


It means doing something despite if we feel like it or not. It’s pushing past those emotions that makes us want to give in. It requires grit and a determined mind set. It’s not letting anything or anyone get in the way. 


It results in you being disciplined, goals being achieved, and self satisfication. It shows you that you can accomplish more than you think…that you’re more courageous than you let on. It shows that you have the power to do anything you set your mind to! 


What do you need to be more intentional about? It doesn’t matter how big or how small it is, there is something in our lives or about us that require intentionality…that thing that we will put off due to distractions. Examine yourself to discover what that is. If you’re like me, there may be multiple things that requires being more intentional. 

So here’s my challenge: Every Monday, starting today (I don’t know how long yet), I want us to find something that we can be more intentional about. 

We will comment on the weekly blog post (starting today) what that is, or take the picture in this post and share it on our social media pages including a caption of what we are being intentional about this week. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram & Twitter @HazeyVHaze & using the hashtags: #BeIntentional #PerfectlyImperfectInc. 

Find an accountability partner that will push you every week to be more intentional! Let’s join in and help each other accomplish goals!

This week: This week I will be more intentional about creating a schedule/task list for myself and stick to it, without beating myself up if something doesn’t get done. Oh and water…drink more water…I have really been tripping lately lol.  

Blessings to you,


Though you are imperfect, you are loved by a perfect God.