About Dr. Myla

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I am a woman of God, a wife, mother, plastic surgeon, coach, mentor and teacher. I wear many hats and to the world it seems like I have it all together. Attempting to juggle all of these titles in this crazy world we live in today began to take a toll on me mentally, spiritually and even physically.

One by one, my life seemed to be unraveling in each of these areas of my life, some worse than others. On the surface everything seemed fine but underneath things were unravelling. As my life was becoming unhinged bit by bit, I scurried with each blow to pick up the pieces. And sometimes it would seem like things were fixed but it was always short lived. In the back of my mind I would always think to myself, “I wonder what will make things fall apart the next time?” This nagging worry always laid in the shadows of my mind. Always thinking of ways to prevent this or control that. My belief was, if I say this or do that, then maybe they will act right and not hurt me. I really thought that I could plan enough to control outcome and prevent disasters or betrayals.

And then one day God sent a message to me through a perfect stranger. Not just any stranger though. He sent the message through a new patient! We were in the middle of a consultation for a mommy makeover and I was explaining my surgical plan for her and the patient cut me off and said, “Dr. Myla?”

I said, “Yes?”

“I know this has nothing to do with what we’re talking about, but I need to ask you something.”

“Sure, what is it?” I replied.

“Have you been praying to God heavily for something this week?” she said.

My spirit was on high alert. I had been in intense prayer about my life and wondering if I was on the right path. I was wrestling with one major area in my life and I was weary and worn down. With all of this swirling in my mind, coupled with the desperation I felt for relief and guidance, in a child-like voice I simply replied, “Yes.”

She proceeded to unleash a very specific message that God had just for me. Through the voice of this stranger, God encouraged me, let me know that He was proud of me, and let me know that I was on the right track. He also warned me about what would lay ahead and equipped me with a battle plan for the distractions of evil that I would face in the near future.

“Don’t be distracted by these things, keep your eyes on me” He said. It was such a powerful, emotional and divine message. So, after I stopped crying and thanking this woman for her obedience, I dried my tears, pulled it together and finished her consult.

The next day the things that she warned me about began to unfold. It was bad! Worse than I could ever imagine. Initially, I reacted from my flesh. The usual human reaction to ultimate betrayal and malicious deception. It was a rough and painful day, but the day after that, I remembered what God told me. “Don’t be distracted by these things, keep your eyes on me.”

So, I got up, put on a pair of scrub pants and a big T-shirt, rummaged through my nightstand until I found my airpods that I bought a year ago and never used. Somehow, they were actually charged up! (Thank you God!) I threw on my sneakers and ran out the door. I turned on the audio version of the book “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer and started walking. That was the first day that I walked with Jesus!

I walked for 4 hours until my airpods ran out of power. I didn’t get tired and my feet did not hurt. I was actually a little bummed that I couldn’t walk longer. I felt reinvigorated. Choosing to focus on God instead of focusing on the distractions actually equipped me to deal with them.

It was July 4, 2020 and I have walked every day since, rain or shine, 7 days a week. My life has never been the same since that day.

Through my bible app and faith-based books, I walked my way into God’s will for my life each day. On my walks with Jesus I get so much clarity, peace, understanding and daily strategy. It takes me off the hook for trying to figure out what to do with “EVERYTHING.” All I have to do is get in God’s presence and He tells me what to do and then I just do it. It is so much better this way. I sleep more, worry less and have more impact. I am healing, growing and sharing with others how to do the same. I invite you to start your day walking with Jesus too!

For His Glory,

Dr. Myla

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