My son and brother tell me that I watch the weirdest things. Having a History/Political Science degree from Virginia Union University. (Shameless plug: The 2018 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Champions!!! GO PANTHERS!!!!) This would explain my love for watching historical dramas from Europe, USA, Russia, Persia, Africa, Turkey, and so on. Yes, the list is vary. It would not however, explain my delight in watching Dr. Pimple Popper’s videos on YouTube last night.
I sat and watched this woman pop blackheads and whiteheads off people’s bodies. My first thought was I could’ve done that. My dad and brother were my test patients as I was growing up. More like, I popped their hair bumps and removed the hair and junk out of them. This actually fascinated me as a child. I thought it was awesome to see the mess come out of the bump. To squeeze it until nothing was left but the tissue and skin that were supposed to be there. So, I sat on my bed for 3 hours (yeah, I’m a little weird) and watched her pop blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. The thought that kept running through my mind is wow, I did this for free and this woman is getting paid, not to mention a syndicated television show, to do this. Yes, she has a medical degree. Back then, I thought this “chore” I did for my dad and brother was all fun. But, what if we took the things that we liked to do on a whim and actually used them to help others? This doctor is using a method that many of us use regularly and providing a service to others. What do you do just for the heck of it that could benefit other people?
Those thoughts of last night led me to thoughts of this morning. When I woke, I began to pray and ask God some things. His answer to me was TRUST Me. As I drove into work, I mentally began to write this letter to my 8 year old self. Why? My 8year old self. Somewhere along the way, I realized that about the age of 8, I began to doubt me.
You will not completely understand this now, but whatever you do in life, Trust God. It won’t always feel great and you won’t always understand it. BUT, God’s plan is better than any plan you can make for yourself. Trust HIM!!! He created you to be just whom He wants you to be. The more you struggle against His plan, the longer it’ll take for you to achieve your life goals that are tied up in His plan. Those dreams buried in your heart and soul, were placed there by Him to be birthed at the right time and place and season in your life. Trust God to know when that is. Do as He says when He says. You hear His voice. Trust it. He speaks to you in dreams, hear what He says. If you aren’t sure, ask Him. He’ll never steer you wrong. The Bible says “8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9). This sweet love is God’s way of telling you that He has a plan for you. He has a destiny already laid out for you. You will experience ups and downs. Romantic relationships, friendships, family bonds will be tested. Your love for God will be tested. But never, ever, think that God’s love for you will end. He got you!!!
Love Me Some You!!!
I’ll leave you with this today, TRUST God for His ways are higher than ours.