GIrl! Ok. So Wednesday’s Word is coming on a Friday. Which makes perfect sense seeing as how I have been two steps behind all week. And not for nothing, I am typing this with one good eye (I lost my glasses…which in it’s last days had only one arm anyway, and I can only put one contact in…my other eye is infected or something).
So here goes: You ever get mad, because people don’t know the truth about a situation? You remember being a kid, and your parents praise your sibling for something YOU did? Or a group project that you completed but someone else takes credit? It sucks, right?
Even more so when someone has done you dirty dog wrong, like the wrong dirty dog that they are, yet no one seems to know!! When you are going through something with somebody and it hits you, “they made me look stupid!!”. That gets me red hot angry. When I’ve been put in these situations, besides thoughts and pure delightful fantasies of getting even, I also wanted to let everyone know WHY I was getting even.
Picture it: Me. In a stark, bright red dress. Good bra so the girls are pushed up. Good spanx so my middle is under subjection. Fierce heels…because #duh. I would yank the double doors of the secret location, in which I have gathered everyone who needs to be in the know, and everyone would turn at once, in dramatic fashion, to stare at my entrance. I would silence the music with a single glare. I would saunter, Jessica Rabbit like, to the mic and declare “Jesus is not pleased. And here’s why!” (When i say this in my head I sound like Blanche from Golden Girls, just so you’re up to speed). And I would proceed to tell every little detail that seems to be hid from the public. Every indiscretion that was committed. Every foul word against me. Every put down. I wouldn’t just tell on him, but his momma his daddy, his boss, his dog AND HIS MONKEY!
I never did and I never would. Not because it’s not right. But because I came across this verse:
Psalm 37:6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like noonday sun
The bible promises to make my character bright and clear. He references noonday, which we know is the brightest time of day. Eventually, things will come to light. But in the meantime, WHO CARES?! Who cares what they think? Who cares about others’ opinions? Who cares what they know and what they don’t know? Who cares that they praise evil? Take a page out of Kermie’s book and drink some tea cuz it ain’t none of your business. I think too often, we magnify the opinion of others, while simultaneously diminishing what God says. Click To Tweet We make His opinion small. How dumb! It’s human, but it’s dumb. Man will never be bigger than God. We need to act like what we know: God is bigger!
When I know that I’m trying to live right, trying to do right…then the ways in which people have hurt me, God will take care of. I need not fret my cute self about not none of it. Even when it appears that they are getting away with it, MY GOD said they aren’t. Recently, my sissy took a hit. And when I tell you I took my earrings off, grabbed my vaseline, put on the one pair of tennis shoes I own, put my blade under my tongue, tied my hair back and was headed to the DOH to look for the fools that did it, I ain’t lying (I don’t have sweat pants but I put on my gray stretch pants that I wear when I pretend like I’m going to work out). I was gonna blast them on facebook, I was gonna tell them that they smell, I was gone talk about their gap tooth momma…I was ready. Then I saw the verse.
God won’t let you be shamed face when it’s not your fault. And in His time, the truth will be made known, way better and clearer then we could’ve ever told it. Don’t go running your mouth about what he did to you and what she said about you. be quiet. Even if what they did injures your reputation, God will set things right! Let God handle it.