Updated: Aug 19
Prearranged Plans! :-)
So. Let me just tell ya 'bout the goodness of Jesus!!! #HUP! *insert churchy face + "catching the Holy Ghost" jerk into my overly sanctified tongues, "EEDEEDEEOOH"*!!! Lolol 🙌💃🏃💨
On a serious note, though... God is faithful!! Always was, is, and will be! He consistently amazes me by His continued faithfulness every time I'm tested. See, growing up as a child, I was never able to walk around wearing the latest fashions, broadcasting the amount of money my parents had in the bank. I've always been just "okay". Never lacking my necessities (because my parents would give their LAST to make sure I was good), but not able to have all the luxuries that were advertised on tv, billboards, and hip hop albums. However, as time continued and I began making my own money, I was able and eager to lend out to my friends and family, even though I had bills of my own to pay.
In one season of my life, I can relate myself to Job's wife. I meannnn, NOTHING was going right. I was underpaid and overworked! REALLY, Living from paycheck to paycheck. I found myself arguing with God. 😕 For the absolute life of me, I could not understand why He would let me still struggle after I had been faithfully paying my tithes, sowing GENEROUS seeds in regular offerings and sowing for BROKE to prophets that I ignorantly thought heard from God to the dollar amount that I was personally supposed to give into their ministry. To my regret I found out... *in my Maury voice*... "THAT was a LIE!" Job's wife was like, "Listen, Job (paraphrasing)... you're stupid for still believing in God when He has clearly failed you. Just curse Him and be done with it!" (Job 2:9) When I say that was ME, that was me!!! 😔
I wasn't proud of how I acted, but I just didn't get it. So I stressed out and stressed out and STRESSED OUT and then I prayed about it, but then stressed out about it some more. Somewhere down the line, I ran across Matthew 6:25-34 that talks about how God so carefully takes care of even the least important things that He's created. Then the scripture assures us of how much MORE He takes care of us because of our greater value to Him. The Bible literally says not to worry about food, clothes and other necessities. That stuff is taken care of. So I realized that stressing about it is just straight up stupid. 😒
Anyways, I said all that to say that not long ago, I was tested again in the financial area. However, that time.. I didn't blinked an eye when my bills came in. I rested in knowing that God already knows my needs before I ask (Matt 6:8) and I held on to the faith that He's got it. I would continue to purchase my necessities and wherever I was a little short, God ALWAYS sent my RAM in the BUSH!!! 🙌 Whether it was someone insisting on paying for my dinner or friends randomly putting gas in my car tank... My faith in the faithfulness of God has knocked off a stressor that I normally would have been carrying around with me. I'm just so grateful to know that He's got me taken care of. God is such a perfect gentleman. He's never selfish... He's always prearranging and thinking for me, so that I don't have to.........😍😊🙈
Bottom Line: Cast your cares on Him because He cares [on your behalf, so that you don't have to]. (1 Peter 5:7) God's GOT it. Rest!!! Pay your tithes and give to the kingdom generously!! YOU are already taken care of... Promise!
Listen To: "God's Got It"
Artist: J Moss
Album: V4...The Other Side