This is for all you strong-willed, I ain’t going nowhere because you feel like you have to prove how good your God is. Yea, I am speaking to those of you who are staying in harsh conditions because you feel there is something to prove. You are staying in worship places filled with hellish folk and you know God has told you to move but it’s where you’re comfortable. “I ain’t leaving my church, God got me.” Girl/Mane, if you don’t get on somewhere for the sake of your sanity. You’re staying in the marriage, for the sake of the children but it’s killing your soul. “At least he come home.” But when he do, he’s drunk, belligerent and funky. You’re staying at a job because it’s easy and convenient yet you leave every evening with a headache and blood pressure high. “But I’m off on weekends.” Yea, but you spend those trying to make yourself well enough to go back on Monday. Will God use us in places, in front of people and ask of us to do some strange things? YES. However, God will never leave you in a place that has the potential to stunt your growth. Baby, God don’t need you proving to folk how good and powerful He is. Were you there when He created the Heavens and the Earth out of a void? Were you there when He took dirt, rolled it between His hands and made a man? Were you there when He impregnated a virgin to send His only Son to earth?
Can you explain how God removed a tumor right before you were scheduled for surgery? Can you explain how God gave you back your sight after doctors had given up? Can you explain how God can keep your mind when you know you should have gone stone crazy by now? Can you? Because I can’t explain it sometimes. I mean, I can’t explain how my grandmother is still alive; cooking, cleaning, praying and singing when man said she should be dead. I can’t explain why God would wait on me; a brown-skinned, thick chick while I ran from His call but He did. I can’t explain why and for that alone, I don’t believe God needs you to prove to folk anything. Especially at the cost of losing you. When Jesus sent the disciples out to preach, He told them in Matthew 10:14, “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” Here’s how you know your assignment is not finished. You are still growing despite the weeds. This means, no matter what folk try, you still prosper. Here’s how you know your assignment is finished. The only thing growing is your anger and bitterness towards folk. Don’t stay to prove how God good is when that isn’t the purpose of your assignment. Stay because you need to offer God, not defend Him.