Sometimes we doubt that God is in the small stuff like tending to our families, working in a job that seems like it’s a waste of your CURRENT time, serving in the nursery at church, listening to a friend who really just needs to know that someone really does care. If ever there was a time that God was in it it’s usually when you doubt that He is.
I’ve come to realize that even in the small happenings of life, the ones that seem too menial to be God, perhaps just coincidence or a streak of luck (by the way, no such thing as luck, it’s either a blessing from God or it’s not), the things that seem like it’s taking so long to finally see some results, God’s in that! When we were kids my mother dis some research to find out her racial heritage. Her birth certificate literally said “OTHER” so she did some research to find out who she was, who were her people, where were her roots? Jokingly as she discovered lineage as far as Russia and Germany she started saying “Well, guess we’re like Hines 57, it’s in there” .
God speaks when I listen. God speaks when you listen. When I auditioned for the Oprah show, I literally took two weeks to convince myself why I SHOULDN’T audition. I tried every angle from, I’m not qualified to noone really wants to hear me all the way to the most rediculous of them all, I don’t want people to think that I’m full of myself…MAN I tell you, I would say that the enemy is a trip and will do what he can to stear us away from our destiny. But I learned last night in the NEVER QUIT class that the enemy can only operate based on our actions, words and temptations that have been displayed. So I must have been tempted to quit or he wouldn’t have started directing my drama!
Anyway, here we are with only 2 days left in the voting and I’m confident that God’s doing a lot of talking with every vote that cast. I think He is saying, I’m in this. I think He’s saying I’m in the hope, I’m in the faith, I’m in the confidence of every person who believes that Amia is walking out what God has directed her to do. I think He’s saying whatever the outcome, I’m still in this. It’s called the Process. And I’ve asked God to process my life. To Process my coming, my going, my ups, my downs, my ins, my outs, my why’s and why nots. I’ve asked Him to Process me, to sift me, to shift me, to mold me, to scold me, to tell me yes when I can humbly accept yes and to down right tell me no when He sees fit! Some people might tell me that I’m a little presumptuous to “THINK” that God is in it, or that I’m doing too much “THINKING” and not enough praying. Look, I’m praying and more than that I’ve shut up and I’m listening. When I listen, He speaks. His thoughts are surely not my thoughts, but He has already promised me that He knows the thoughts He has toward me, and they DO NOT include failure! This is what He spoke to me this morning, So I’m gonna shut up now, stop thinking and listen…
Making One’s Calling and Election Sure
3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
10Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, 11and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I pray you keep movin’