The term WCW is known on the world wide web to mean Woman Crush Wednesday and I was just thinking about some of the awesome women I know that constantly inspire me with how they are fearlessly living in their purpose. Besides, gratitude is one characteristic I really hope to develop and I don’t know if you remember my post on the ‘Importance of Finding your Tribe’ (if you haven’t already you should totally check it out!). But, these are some of the people that motivate me daily to fostering and developing my own ‘tribe’.
One of those people is Adetuke Morgan whom I connected with on Instagram about 2 years ago. It was during a time where I was looking for female trumpeters so that I could observe their playing techniques. I actually discovered her blog first and intrigued and inspired by her skills on the saxophone. I really think it’s important to have someone that is a mentor of sorts. Even if they may not know us personally, it is still useful to surround one’s self with people that we admire in one way or another. Recently, one of the people I’ve been following who happens to be a female trumpeter and a Christian (#fangirlmoment) is Arnetta Johnson. She recently concluded a world tour with the Carters (Beyonce and Jay Z). For someone who had been searching so long for someone I could look up to in that area, I am super excited. I mean someone apart from the Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge of yesteryears. Don’t get me wrong, they are still legends in their own right but times have changed and styles have evolved.
In terms of service and transparency another of my WCW is the amazing Tomi Comforts! I have known her personally and I must say I am incredibly inspired by her walk with Christ and how she is living a life of service by teaching and edifying the body of Christ through the word. I recently listened to one of her podcasts which funnily enough was on crushes. She has a guest with her on her podcast as she discusses several issues pertaining to Christian young adults navigating their walk with Christ in this fallen world. One of the things I have learnt from listening to her speak is that God places a huge emphasis on us fulfilling purpose (and we should too!). At all times and no matter the cost we should always place Christ first.
One of the traits I totally appreciate in someone like Yvonne Orji, is how she is able to authentically be herself and be comfortable in her purpose and in her lane that she is able to celebrate her friends and loved ones without restraint. She is genuinely happy for those around her and is always the first to applaud and celebrate them when they succeed. Those are the kind of traits I really hope to be able to emulate. Even in the midst of her own success, she still continues to be the light God has called her to be and unapologetically celebrates her friends and loved ones whilst working her butt off as well. Now that’s #BlackGirlMagic
Now, this was a bit of a late entry but I have been following MoChunks for a little while now. You need to go watch her testimony video on YouTube to understand what I am talking about. I saw a post on Instagram which spoke about Transparency vs Vulnerability. MoChunks was absolutely vulnerable with sharing her God experience and her testimony on her channel! I love her authenticity and her grasp on the idea of grace. Grace is such a huge topic that I feel we all need to learn about. Understanding that everyone is at a different stage in their journey with Christ and that we are all sinners and infallible beings that are loved and saved by a perfect God, it should make us more tolerant of our brothers and sisters. You never know what someone is going through or why they may be acting the way they are. Not giving an excuse but God has a purpose for each and every one. No matter how far gone we may think an individual is God still has a beautiful and wonderful plan for their life. I am so inspired by her story and her relationship with Christ. It’s encouraging to see young adults who are real about their walk with Christ.
Beyond the online world, I am constantly inspired by the great group of friends God has surrounded me with and even within my own immediate family. It is so funny when we pray for an awesome community and we are also intentional about building such community, God really shows up and shows out, beyond our wildest imaginations. I see people walking fearlessly in their purpose and doing great things either career wise, family wise, business wise or in ministry. I think it is very important to intentionally see how God is working in the life of the people He places around us. I am reminded of my post earlier this year about being ‘Intentional’. That is definitely something I have tried to work on this year and I am not yet sure how successful I have been in that area but, rather than wallow in the pit of self-pity during this season of waiting, I am intentionally going to celebrate the awesome women that surround me.
Who’s your WCW?
Mo 🙂 x