The most common cliche known to the millennial generation is “I got you“. Right? Sounds familiar? I’m pretty sure you asked your homeboy or homegirl for something and that was their response.
It’s pleasing and validating to know that someone got you. BUT, (emphasis on the but) what if that person says “I got you” and don’t fulfill that specific thing. Then what? What do you do? How do you feel? Do you get mad and throw a tantrum on the inside and get all in your feelings? Maybe right? Because our word is our bond, OR maybe you don’t, depending on your level of maturity.
Either way, we have to remember that we as human beings break promises. As much as we want to keep our promises. There is going to come a time, a day, a minute, millisecond that we don’t. In our own nature and ability it’s impossible, after all, because all things with God is possible. Again, ALL THINGS WIITTTHHHHH GOD IS POSSIBLE.
With that being said, God always got you. Why? Because he is a constant and unchanging God. His ways are not swayed by your or my circumstances. If he wants to do it, he’s going to do it no matter what.
God is not man, one given to lies and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through? -Numbers 23:19 MSG
When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee-God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. – Hebrews 6:17-18 MSG
So there you have it, the proof is in the WORD OF GOD.
All of this was confirmed to me when I randomly came across the cursed fig tree parable in Mark 11:12-14.
To paraphrase what took place, Jesus and the disciples were on a journey to Jerusalem. On the way Jesus saw a fig tree and expected figs but the tree had none so he proceed to curse and said “No one is going to eat fruit from you again-ever!”
But I question the reasoning why Jesus cursed the tree when it stated in the bible it wasn’t yet the season for figs. ::insert confused face:: Maybe we are suppose to bear fruits in all seasons?? ::insert thinking face::
Jesus and the disciples got to their destination. They came, saw and conquer in Jerusalem. They were heading back in the direction they came from and the disciples saw the fig tree Jesus cursed. They noticed the condition it was in: shriveled up and probably puny. The disciples were surprised at this and Jesus replied to them Mark 11:15-25.
Did you read? I hope you did because there were THREE things I got from what Jesus told the disciples. This isn’t the first time I read these scriptures but I needed to be reminded of these three things. So now, I’m sharing with you and hopefully you’ll see the lesson behind this as well.
Mark 11:25 says: But, when you are praying, FIRST FORGIVE anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven WILL FORGIVE your sins, too.
For me, there were plenty of times I had to do this, but more importantly recently. So, I had to do just that, forgive. Have you FORGIVEN anyone that done you wrong?
Mark 11:24 says: I tell you, you can PRAY for anything and if you believe that you’ve received it, it WILL BE YOURS.
Pray to God about what you want, pray and be thankful. Pray for wisdom, love, comfort, grace, the courage to forgive.
Mark 11:22-23 says: Then Jesus said to the disciples, Have faith in God–I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, may you be lifted up and thrown into the sea –and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
Believe that you will receive with no doubt in your heart. If you don’t get it now, tomorrow or by next week. Just BELIEVE you will. I challenge you and I’m taking this challenge as well, for us to come up a little higher on the faith ladder. It isn’t going to hurt us to believe that God got us, because he does. He truly do and once you challenge yourself you will see for sure.
If no one else got you, remember God always got you.