Sopha Rush

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Jesus|Wife|Live to inspire|Photographer|On a journey to becoming Debt-Free B2
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GIVE ME THAT JOY I CAN’T EXPLAINNNN. (blasts Kirk Franklin the rest of the night as I finish cleaning & doing this laundry🙃😂) also peep baby Rush hiding in there..25 weeks we made it.✨ Shirt: @wordstolivebyshoppe 📸:@rushanthony
I will never give up even when the going gets tough. Just not in my nature, knowing I have God in my corner. How many can say the same?🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️
I often find myself asking God to cut off everything in me that doesn't bear fruit, but then complain or catch an attitude when He does just that. Too often I pray for God to produce more fruit within me, yet I question my pruning season. I question why I have to go through pain but forget to realize that it's through my  pain, I am able to grow. So I will continue to pray that God cut off anything that hinders me. Give me the strength to let go of relationships that are toxic with sugarcoated fruit. And the courage to move past bad habits. It won't ever be easy. It will be painful. It will hurt. But I couldn't imagine my life with no growth. stagnant. full of dead weight, not attached to our main source of life. I couldn't go a day without my phone not being connected to its charger. What makes me think a life not connected to God will have the power to sustain life, bearing fruit? For I know a life apart from Him, I am nothing.
Everyday I'm learning the importance of peace & how truly valuable it is to my mental, emotional, & physical self. It's difficult for me to say no & want to be everyone's friend, because I love people a lot, but not everyone can have a seat at the table. Not because I don't want to make room, but because my circle matters. Who I surround myself with will either grow me or drain the life out of me. I've allowed so many people to plant their seeds of pain, fears, what I can & shouldn't do, into my garden & watched it do damage. I've seen how those weeds kept me from flourishing. Kept me from seeing true growth. I had to ask God to help uproot anyone in my life that wasn't in my life for the right reasons, those who silently didn't want to see me win, those who brought me down every time I talked to them as they tried to shut down dreams. I gave so much power to others, I had to rebuild & take back what belonged to me---my peace. I will continue to love from a distance, not burning bridges, just allowing myself time to heal before I cross over again.
Our journey has been pure joy + growth from the inside out. To love someone like this man here & get to witness the love he will continue to have for our little prince, gives me an overwhelming sense of peace in my heart. I didn't have a father who raised me, but witnessing the love he already has for him, was an answered prayer. I know with full confidence my husband will raise him up to be a king who will speak to mountains & know his worth. He will lead him & teach him how to respect others, how to be a gentlemen, & of course basketball. Today I was just sharing with him how I can already see our baby crawling in the gym, working on his ball handling skills before he can even talk or walk. Because when you passionate about something, you pass it on & share those gifts. 😂 I did say 2k is off limits until he at least does an hour of reading..but to my  husband, best friend--you have been such a huge blessing. Thank you for always speaking truth over our son & for covering us both in prayers. For always rubbing my belly & letting him listen to good music before bed time. For all the kisses & hugs he's received from you. I'm sure you will teach him so much more when he finally arrives. I couldn't have asked for a better role model, leader, & father to raise this child for the Kingdom. You are loved. Cherished. Valued. Respected. Happy 6 months of growing baby Rush with you. @rushanthony 💚 ............................................................
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Yesterday was unforgettable y'all. I am so thankful that I was able to do something I've been so passionate about-speak truth into so many students. Over 36 universities from all over the IS. US came & let me tell y'all campus was lit. This conference exceeded my expectations & I got to connect with so many who followed me via social media. Talk about humbled.😭 So glad I didn't allow fear to keep me from sharing this gift God had given me so I could help others discover their own. @bayloruniversity thank you for having me lead a workshop & letting me be a part of your 41st Annual BIG XII conference on Black Student Government. It was phenomenal! #ayearofyes #chasingdreams #purposefulliving 💛💛💛
This morning as I was dwelling on God's goodness, I'm reminded of His promises that He's got me covered. I know I don't have the answers to everything & sometimes I can find myself backed up in a corner because I allowed fear to cripple me. I'm guilty of running, settling, & doubting my calling. I fail many times, struggle trying to balance it all, & even allow my setbacks to hinder me from growing. All these things I share because I want you to know you aren't alone. I've had my fair share of battles, doubts, & nights crying on my hands & knees surrendering everything I have left in me. As I pray this prayer,  I am reminded who I am, where I'm going, & why I'm here. And that's straight facts. No one can tell me different, nor do they have the power to take this truth away from me. It's a matter of me standing on the way of my own success & purpose. The question I have to continue asking: what will I choose to believe..facts or fiction?
Tonight my husband & I had the honors of being on the panel for @wkupinkypromise with these amazing individuals. Thank you  @mayaleighh for inviting us & allowing us to share our experiences /story with the students of Western Kentucky University. Such a great time even if we were there via Skype on the big screen. As long as the message was shared & heard right? 😍😂👏🏾 thank you guys again! @rushanthony
Regardless of my past & the things I've gone through, everyday I've been gifted with a new day to make things right with God. A new opportunity to run to Him with everything in me. Even if that means me having to crawl on my hands & knees, because I'm exhausted trying to do this on my own. To completely surrender & give Him control even when it's hard for me to let go.
To the girl who was exhausted, burdened with this heaviness she couldn’t explain. Each day seemed to pass on by & each day, she felt herself drifting away. She could feel that something wasn’t right, that feeling of something missing, but she couldn’t figure it out. She loved hard, gave all that she had, would do anything for anyone, yet that was never enough. She struggled with feeling empty, like she had nothing to offer anything to this world. She tried her very best to be everything to everyone, not realizing that it was slowly causing her to forget to take care of herself. (Jeremiah 31:25)

Her heart grew so heavy, she wanted so badly to be loved, to feel a sense of belonging, because she felt the pain of not feeling like she was somebody. She longed for attention, the ability to be seen or heard by someone, anyone who was willing to hear her pour her heart out. That’s all she wanted. All she prayed for. She grew scared, frightened by the thoughts in her head that lead her to believe that she didn’t matter, that she wasn’t good enough, that she didn’t have purpose. (1 Peter 5:6-7)

All of these things that made her feel so broken on the inside, she believed these lies that were whispered so gently in her ears as she begin reciting them to herself as if they were truth. She began to replace  facts for fiction. As her heart lay exposed in pieces on the ground, she began to feel hopeless. This heaviness, that overwhelmed her spirit, pushed her close to the edge. (Matthew 11:28-29)

She just knew though, she couldn’t give up as much as her mind kept telling her to. She knew that if she just took a few more steps, she would see all her work and time invested, wasn’t in vain. All the late nights, tears shed, and passion that went into all she did, was not wasted. She learned that everyday she wasn't going to stay inspired, motivated, or even the energy to smile, she knew she could lean on God’s strength to carry her when she was at her weakest. (Isaiah 40:3)

She had to remind herself that she was human. That every idea wasn't going to be successful, that failure were lessons learned. She had to be gentle with herself...(link in bio)
"For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of. ...Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack. ...This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life. Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging." -----------------------------
I've been binge reading this book & can't really seem to put it down. Everything I shared in the quote above, I've felt on a deeper level. These platforms can really make you feel like you aren't doing enough of this or that & having you jeopardize your calling to try to keep up. I'm not having it. It's been such a nice break from posting, answering emails, DMs, comments etc. because it's draining at times, so I have to create boundaries. My mental health is important to me especially being pregnant. Intentionally + living wholeheartedly with everything around me is what I've been striving for, because this platform isn't reality. So all that being said, please add this book to your list. I highly recommend it. Also what books are you guys currently reading?
YALL today is the day! 😩😭😍👏🏾It's finally here. Last chance to pick teams drop your guesses below👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾. Y'all already know I'm team girl & Ant is team boy, we can't wait to finally know. We will be sharing the reveal live on here around 5pm stay tuned! 💞💙💞💙 @rushanthony