Hi guys, hope you’re all well.
Today I’m going to talk about my nails and nail polish. I’ve separated this into 2 posts: a testimony and the tag itself, because I understand that not everyone is as crazy about nail polish (and where to find it cheaply) as I am lol.
This online “tag” was originally called Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict but I can already imagine my Mum saying:
EH!? You will NEVER be addicted to anything in Jesus’ Mighty Name – Say Amen!
or words to that effect. So I’ve changed the title of the tag slightly, which is fine because that title didn’t sit right with me since I’m not addicted to nail polish. I just really appreciate how it has changed me for the better.
If you follow me on Instagram or know me in person, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to most of you that I love nail polish and usually switch up what’s on my nails weekly. I get quite a few questions about my nails and the polishes that I wear. Especially because I am an ex nail biter and I’ve only really been taking care of my nails since last year – gross, but I almost *literally* had no nails for 20 years! I even struggle to comprehend how I allowed such an ugly habit to continue for so long. Truly, it’s actually a miracle because I wasn’t able to stop biting until I handed my problem over to God rather than struggling and failing miserably by myself.
So to me, whenever I so happen to catch a glimpse of my nails, I no longer feel embarrassed or ashamed. I feel free. Free from something that bothered me for so many years. Yes – they are just nails. But I thank God because even if it is a small testimony, it is evidence of His faithfulness. Trust me – the struggle was really really really really real and there were so many times when I thought: It’s not that deep. People have far worse problems in life. Lots of people bite their nails, it’s normal. But when I started to actually pray for the ability to exercise self control, after 20 years without it, sure enough it came.
What about you?
For you maybe it’s not your nails, maybe it’s something else that you can’t stop doing when you know it’s wrong/bad for you. But I encourage you to have faith that you can and you will overcome whatever it is. The amount of time you’ve been doing the wrong thing doesn’t matter. It could be 1 year, 10 years, 20 years or even your whole life – it is possible to overcome and conquer if you’re truly committed to take that leap.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
So now I’ve told you why and how, I’ll show you what! If you want to know more about my favourite polishes and some random tips and tricks for nail growth – you can read my full tag here.
God bless you!