Monday, August 10, 2015

2. When Things Go Wrong as They Sometimes Will (The JESUS Fixed it Version)

As promised Part 2 of my remix of one of Dr. Seuss’s greatest hits. I kid. No really this is my summer version. I was gonna write this the next day as I mentioned in the first post and then the next day but y’all know how I do on summer break which is really over on Tuesday. Check out my Instagram to see how I spent my final weekend off. #shamelessplug

So you wanna know what the Lord said to me about complaining about the almost 3 grand I spent repairing the Incredible Hulk? Welp what His words says.

Matthew 6:35 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. NLT

I had all these plans for the extra money I earned which including saving some of it for a rainy day. Guess all the major repairs deemed the first two weeks of summer rainy days. I can crack jokes about it now but at the time I was feeling some kinda way with the Lord. Like I was being punished for something. You know when you finally realize that all the bad financial decisions you made during your college years that made your late 20s and 30s horrible had come back to haunt me.

Clearly, this wasn’t the case but at the time I was all in my negative vibes about it. There really was no way around getting the truck repaired unless I wanted a car note and ya’ll know this girl is more about food and fashion than car payments. I had to get over myself and recognize getting the repairs would keep me in a better position to travel more later than restarting the 5 year plan. Is that how long folks pay for cars now? Longer? I don’t wanna! MAJOR. SAD. FACE.

God used a good friend to whip me back into shape. Am I the only one thankful for friends who speak the truth in love? I agreed to work for 2 weeks at a summer program my school was offering for another teacher. I made the first week and decided I wasn’t going back once my truck went to the shop. Instead Lee and the other teacher asked how they could assist. My pride was in the way for a moment and I declined a ride but after Lee calculated them dollars I was gonna recover; I bounced back.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Not only did I work those two weeks minus a day but I was also tapped to participate in curriculum writing. I haven’t worked in years during the summer but as the scripture above reminds us God will supply all our needs. Sometimes, well most of the time we must do something for that provision to manifest. I had to work. God plays toO much but He played fair. I wasn’t going to be doing a thing but running the skreets. Guess what though? I was able to still enjoy life and relax and read and shop a tiny weeny bit. I’m so grateful for the doors that opened when things went wrong as they sometimes will.

My loves, trust the plan and the dreams even when you seem to be experiencing a storm or desert place. God never misspeaks. Whatever He has placed in your heart hold firm, fast and tight to your dream. Now that I look back on it, I was able to meet some new kids who I’ve seen out and about that I adore. I am forever a part of the history of this school year. I wrote curriculum my first few years of teaching and still have those files from 2004. Being a part of what your entire department will implement is a really grand feeling, humbling yet grand.

Tomorrow is the mini Big day. The students don’t return until next Monday. Say a pray for educators, administrators and the children. Stay tuned for my summer dating experience (Juicy in my Biggie). 

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