It’s Mayyy!! The sun is shining, the pools are opening and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom! I love everything about spring time which means I have been bopping around these NYC streets with a smile on my face for the past few days. The only thing that has been playing with my emotions lately has been the temperature of the weather! One day will be a high of 85 degrees and the next the high will be 60 degrees. The current scenery in NYC looks like spring but the temperature makes it feel like it’s fall.
This thought has been reigning in my mind for the past week, until God showed me how this current weather situation can be applied to other areas of my life. On Tuesday night, one of the ministers at my church made a statement that has been food for thought for me! She said that sometimes God can tell us we are in a certain season but the conditions that come with the season say otherwise. The season may feel and even look like your past season, yet God keeps telling you that it is a new season of endless possibilities. It is in those moments that you must learn to believe in what your (God) calendar is saying. The forecast of your life could lead you to believe that you are in the middle of hurricane season with no end in sight, but if your (God) calendar tells you that you are in the middle of spring with endless blossoms and flowers, BELIEVE IT!!
God cannot operate when doubt is present, but when you can walk with your head held high in the middle of hurricane, wearing a bright floral sundress and a smile, you wont need God to reassure you of your new season, because you will already be smelling the flowers! 🙂
Jumpsuit: Y&R Boutique || Jacket : Shirley & Alice Vintage Boutique || Sunglasses : Mahps Vintage || Shoes : ALDO
XO – Chrissy Joy
One month ago there was a change that occurred in the United Sates. Our season shifted from winter to spring! Although we can hardly feel the physical difference, our calendar tells us that we are midway through pollen season. One day after this changed occurred another season shifted, but its effects were truly felt, because the changed occurred in my life! 🙂
For the past ten months God has truly been working on my faith and preparing me for something that I have yet to discover. I have been asked to step out on faith on numerous occasions with my only safety net being my full reliance on him, I have felt more uncomfortable than comfortable, and I have lost count of how many times I have asked God “WHY?!”. But through it all he has been crazy faithful and so full of grace and mercy! He has given me more reasons than not to love him more than my issues and miniscule problems. <3 This love was translated into gratefulness on March 21st, 2017 when I woke up to start my first day at a new job that God blessed me with! Everything felt different on that beautiful Tuesday morning and I feel like I have been riding on a cloud ever since. I have witnessed prayers and goals that I have written down start to unfold before my eyes in my personal and spiritual life! NONE of these blessings have come in the form that I expected them to come in, but nonetheless I am so beyond grateful to God for opening them and showing me that his ways are better than mine! 🙂
I have learned from this season change that trusting in God is not merely for your benefit, but for God’s amazing blessings to be displayed through your life for his glory! So if you’re in your season of “why?!”, know that your season change may not always be displayed in a way that you expect, but it will definitely be felt in a way that is undeniable! 🙂
Vintage Vest: Shirley & Alice || Leather Pants: Shirley & Alice || Sheer Top: Vintage || Heels: Forever 21 || Sunglasses : Sunglass Spot
XO- Chrissy Joy
Happy 17th day of year 2017!! Today is monumental for me because I have entered this new year with a belief and expectancy for total victory in every area of my life! I know without a shadow of a doubt that this will be my best year yet, and today will be the ushering in of an amazing spiritual move that God is going to make in my life!
Lately I have been studying the story of Abraham in the Bible and it has been giving me such a burst of encouragement! Abraham was an amazing man who was favored by God because of his obedience and faith. Time and time again God demonstrated to Abraham that all he had to do was trust him and he would supply all of his needs and desires. God also made a covenant with him that he would make him the father of many nations and bless not only him but all of his descendants. Which brings me to my conclusion of the day: If every person that was born after Abraham is considered his descendant, then I receive the inheritance of that blessing God promised to Abraham. ANDDDD if God made him the father of many nations, then it doesn’t matter who gets inaugurated into the oval office because my true leader will always be God…HE alone has the final say of who & what I should follow.
Today is an amazing day of discovery and abundance in wisdom! I don’t know what will be the spark that lights my year on fire, but I definitely know who will light the spark and lead me to greatness throughout this year…God! 🙂
Top:Vintage || Jeans: Tory Burch || Jacket: Crossroad Trading || Heels: Chinese Laundry
Photographer: Najah Cobb (@russianroulette)
Have you ever felt as though you were called to complete a certain mission but it seemed as though none of your friends and/or family believed that your mission was possible to complete? Or, if completed it wouldn’t actually succeed. It can be a hard pill to swallow and will make you question if what you’re doing is actually from God, or if you’re conjuring up an idea. You begin to allow their doubt to cloud your mind and before you know it you’ve either decided to give up on the idea partially, or worst, not even starting it.
My first post of 2017 stated that this is the year of grace, and that God can and will answer our prayers and complete the promises that He has given us over our lives…but this will come to those who BELIEVE! This means that every promise God gives you should not be shared with everyone. It may also mean that you close your ears to those who want to speak negative against the purpose that God has placed in your life. As you grow in your relationship with God and go to higher levels in your walk, every person will not be able to come with you. There will be people that God will place in your life for a season, but their purpose is not to go past that allotted time. If there is one thing that I have learned in my journey with Christ is to never try to force someone to stay in your life longer than their intended time. You will know when their time has ended, and if you try to make it longer you will slow down your own personal walk with Christ.
Be obedient to where God is telling you to go, what he is asking you to do and who he is asking you to do it with. It will save you from encountering unnecessary commentary and will keep moving you towards the purpose that God has given you! 🙂
White Sweater & Camo Pants : White House Black Market || Heels: Aldo || Earring & Rings : Vintage
Photographer: Najah Cobb (@russianroulette)
XO- Chrissy Joy
We at Chrissy Joy Style pride ourselves in spreading love and making sure that women around the world know that they are beautiful, powerful and have a purpose inside of them that no one can ever take away. I’m sure we are not the only blog, company and/or business that feels this way, which is why we would like to highlight and lock arms with other businesses that have the same motto in an effort to make a larger impact in spreading love to everyone! 🙂
Today, I would like to highlight the curvy-girl catered jeanswear line “Slink Jeans”! The company was started by husband & wife Albert & Estelle Dahan with a purpose to encourage women while providing comfortable and stylish jeans. They started a Body Positive revolution in the womenswear industry by promoting their brand using everyday woman as opposed to plus-sized models.The word “SLINK” is an acronym for sexy, loveable, intelligent, noticeable, and kind. All of which describes the “Slink Woman” regardless of size, color or background. They even place body positive messaging on their jeans! The interior waistband of the jeans have “curvy” embroidered inside of them, while the interior jean pockets are printed with “love your body”! <3
“In my opinion, confidence in yourself makes you beautiful; when a woman feels beautiful, then everyone else sees her as beautful”, says Albert Dahan. Slink Jeans have made it their mission to ensure that every woman that wears their jeans feel beautiful. Which is why they created a “Call to Action! It’s your time to shine! You are beautiful!”.
“We have curvy, intelligent women that are shining so bright the shadows have diminished.” 🙂
Wanna join the revolution and grab a pair of jeans filled with love?! Head over to Slink Jeans now! (Their jeans sizes range from 10-24 and jackets/tops from L-3XL)
Make sure to tell ’em Chrissy Joy sent you! 🙂
** This post is a paid advertisment for Slink Jeans**
XOXO- Chrissy Joy