My, God is good… No, let me rephrase that. MY God is good!!! Lord, You are SO amazing!! Praise Your Name Lord!!
So as I am settling into my new life, I have been searching, seeking, thinking, wondering, and asking God what should I share with His people? Should I share about my journey down the aisle? (I got married January 16, 2016 #UNASHAMED) Should I share how life has been thus far as a wife and newlywed?? (Pretty awesomely amazing might I add!) What should I share with Your people Lord!? This is what I have. This blog is for you and for me.
As I stated, I have been searching, seeking, thinking, wondering, and asking God what should I share with His people and in doing all that, I have been reading other blogs, the Bible, praying, observing things and others around me, and just scrolling on Facebook and Instagram and the message I got was “Just Do It”. There’s this song by KB called “Ima Just Do It” and I like jamming to it, but now it has a whole different meaning to me now. One of my dear friends’ blog has inspired me in many ways, along with some convictions and confirmations along the way (you can check it out here) along with the start of My Morning Grind, which is a coffee shop at my church that one of the Ministers opened up being obedient to God, and just seeing other people doing their thing from barbers, makeup artists, singers, rappers, poets, artists, stylists, etc.! I found myself saying, “They are doing the darn thing, like man! I can do the same thing!”, and then it hit me!! IMA JUST DO IT!!!!
I’m going to bring it to a Biblical aspect now just how the Lord has placed it in me. He reminded me of the story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17). This story can be taken in so many different ways, depending on what you are facing, but today, for the sake of this blog, I’m coming from being like David. You see, Goliath was this giant that had the people of Israel afraid. In other words, Goliath is the thing standing in our way; whether that’s fear, insecurities, lack of resources, doubt, worry, or whatever else it may be that is stopping us from just doing “it”, whatever it is that we are supposed to be doing. But I am here to call out the David within us all! Goliath was bout that life, he knew within himself that no one could take him and went to share that with the people of Israel stating if they were to kill him, then the Philistines would be the Israelites’ servants, however, if Goliath killed the man Israel sent, then Israel had to be the Philistines’ servants (vs 8&9) and the Bible says in verse 11 that when Saul, the king, and all of Israel heard, they were “dismayed and greatly afraid”. How many of us can admit that when fear and doubt stands before us and speak up we get afraid??? No worries, I’ll raise my hand first. Oh but David!!
David was the youngest son of Jesse and he was also a shepherd boy who watched over the sheep. Well, Jesse sent David on a mission to go to his brothers who were at battle, but little did Jesse know, he was setting David up for victory! That is what I’m praying this blog do for you today; set you up for victory! David followed orders, went to his brothers in battle and heard the boast of Goliath and saw the people were afraid. Bruh! I really wanna be like David. David, without a doubt in his whole entire being asked, “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (v26) In other words, David asked, “Who is this fool talking smack thinking he can take down God and His people?!” I could only imagine the looks on the people faces who heard him ask that! But peep game! One of David’s older brother who was at battle (Eliab) got mad when he heard David speak up.
**NOTE:: It’s possible that those close around you wont like it when you step up and speak out, just like its possible that those (believers) you think are fighting with you and for you are not**
But guess what you gotta do!? Shrug it off and say: “IMA JUST DO IT!” just like David did in verse 29-32. Here’s the kicker and test though! Soon after you say “Ima just do it”, discouragement will try to come in and deter you. Soon as David told Saul not to worry, he is gong to kill Goliath, Saul tells him in verse 33: “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.” Let me throw you another nugget::
1 Timothy 4:12 says “Let
no onedespise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity” also, it does not matter if someone is a “ veteran” in the thing that you are called to do; if God called you to it, He has purposed you to do it! (Jeremiah 29:11) PLUS! If God is for you, WHO can be against you!? (Rom 8:31)
I’m giving y’all some good bible here, imjussayn! Now back to the story::
Regardless of what YOU think your circumstance(s) is/are, you, I, WE need to be like David! We need to speak back to the Goliaths, Eliabs, and Sauls in our lives and let them know who WE are and WHOSE WE ARE! David gave some background on who he was, what he did, and ended it with some red velvet cupcakes by stating: “The Lord, who delivered me form the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Man! Talk about full blown confidence and Godly cockiness!!! Lord, give me that of David please!!
Now for the sake of text:: People are going to try and dress you for battle in what they THINK you need to be dressed in, but we have to continue to be like David and KNOW that just what we need is already with us (vs38-40) and peep this! **It may not even be big or elaborate, but something as small and simple as 5 smooth stones and a sling!!!**
So don’t fret. What you have to just do it, if God has placed it in you, it will get the job done! Don’t let Eliabs, Saul, and Goliath (emotions, insecurities, jealousy, fear, or whatever else) stand in the way; dismiss that and load up that slingshot and aim straight at the forehead! Okay!? Okay. Now let us go forth and >>NIKE<<. 😉