Yesterday, I posted about someone laughing at my Christian blog. At first, I was mad. A little hurt. But I wasn’t surprised. I’ve been in so many situations like this throughout my life where people laughed at, doubted, and even questioned a lot of the choices that I made.
When I decided I was going to become a teacher: “Why are you doing that? You could make more money being a pharmacist.”
When I decided to go back to school: “Whatchu doing that for? Didn’t you just get a degree? What’s all this schooling about?”
When I decided to get married after a short time of dating: “Dag! Y’all just met. You gettin’ married already?”
Looking back, I can laugh about it all. I’ve learned there will always be people who want to tear you down or knock you for DOING YOU! Crazy thing is, it often comes from the people closest to you. SMH! Reminds me of the story of Joseph. His brothers tried to kill him when he told them about his dream (Genesis 37:20).
But, if God is for you who can be against you? I have had success in everything I’ve accomplished. So, what would be different now?
Sometimes you just got to stop and think about how good God has been. Think about all the times he has carried you through. I took a moment to reflect.
My grandmother recited Psalm 1 for me a couple of years back (I am amazed at how well she has committed the scriptures to memory) and I never forgot it:
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Verse 3 is my motivation! I stood on that promise back then and I am standing on that promise today!
I have resigned to let them talk, let them laugh, let them doubt. I feel like the three Hebrew boys (Daniel 3:16) that took a stand for what they believed in: “I don’t need to defend myself!” And I never have to defend God…he didn’t even defend himself (Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 27:12)!
God has the final say!
I believe in the plan that he has for my life! And I am going to keep pressing! Philippians 3:12-14!