Miss NC United States Recap
Miss NC United States 2018 has officially wrapped!
As many of you know, I thought I had hung up the pageant shoes for good when I got engaged. After my ex-fiance called off our wedding two days after my grandfather passed away; my world took a sharp left turn.
With all of the chaos and hurt that I was trying to process through; I knew I needed something positive and purpose driven to focus my attention on. So, I decided to dust the off the old tippy tops and just go for it!
I loved being Ms NC United States & the Miss United States Pageant has always been one of my favorite pageants I have competed in.
If you are wondering how I was Ms NC US & then could come back and compete for Miss NC US; they changed the age groups which allowed me to compete in Miss again.
On Stage Question
"but Did you win?"
So, was it His plan? Did I win?
No - It wasn't in the cards for me. The opportunity came and went.
I placed 3rd runner up and
won the Savannah Rae Brown Style Icon Award!
Did it suck not winning? Of course!
Did it hurt my feelings and pride a little bit? Of course!
At the end of the day it is only a pageant.
I have to trust that it wasn't in God's plan for me. That He has something else for me to do and a different road to do it on... and that's ok.
God's plan may not always sound like it was 'something better' at this time or even ever. However, I know His plan is something purposefully gifted to me from Him to live out and fulfill. The path that God has gifted us with isn't always the easy looking one. That's why it takes faith and a relationship with God to understand that His plan is always in your favor even when it doesn't have all the rhinestones in it.
I gave it to God, and He gave me his plan and purpose.
Congratulations to Arlene Grady - Miss NC US 2018!
She is an awesome chic, who is genuinly sweet and beautiful inside and out! We will be cheering you on at Miss US!
I have no idea... and that's ok!
Right now I will keep arguing with God (I joke, kind of), keep pressing into where I feel He is leading me while revealing whatever His plan is for me.
I will continue leading mission teams and work hard to keep World Missions Outreach running full steam ahead!
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I will keep growing Passport Confessional Boutique!
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