I have finally gotten the chance to read my Maya Angelou book, listen to my Kim Burrell, and not feel guilty about ME TIME. I do not tilt back the bottle of wine, so I indulge in my writing. I do not go to the club with the girls, so I talk transparently to family that loved me from day 1.
I took the time to truly meditate on all of the advice given to me. I was getting into my scholastic mode and then my brain got fuzzy and I only remembered a few pieces of advice. This meant that the semi-truck of words given to me over the months and years, were better off heading their way towards a landfill.
As I can recall, the only advice that mattered the very most was…”Follow God!” Yes, other words and phrases mattered, but the advice to follow God, trumped anyone else’s pushy, self-centered, self-professed, self-proclaimed advice. Follow God…when everyone is telling you to go left, go right, if this is where God is telling you to go. When people try to tell you how to worship, make a David move. When folks are telling you to fellowship with the people of God, do so, it is biblical and necessary, but with people of God you are equally yoked with (strange, why some think this is just for marriage, or assume that every believer is equally yoked….If I have no connection to you or with you, we are not equally yoked. Jesus should be our connector, but not all of us operate through the spirit of Christ when we should), otherwise what edification is gained in your race for that crown? This is a very hard and long race, and while I am running, I want people on my team knowing their places in this race and not just sitting on the sidelines cheering on the runners and whispering amongst themselves. We may both talk about Jesus, but we can only share scripture together yet not warmth, comfort and support when it is REALLY needed. So as I follow God and perhaps disappoint quite a few, I am reminded that these two short, yet powerful words, will determine my victory or defeat, and my eternal place.
With this short piece I end it with the advice given to me……..FOLLOW GOD!!!