I know my mom said that to me a time or two back in the day. Though I was generally a good child growing up, I had a few moments when I mildly got out of line.
So when it was Bring Your Kid to Work Day and the kids were running down the halls, screaming to the top of their lungs, and treating the office like their personal playground, I was truly perplexed.
I wish I would have done that at Monica’s job.
“Who you think you talkin’ to?”
African-American Maternal Proverb
I feared my mama growing up. Shoot, why am I playin’? I’m still afraid of my mama. She always knew how to get me together whenever I started to forget.
God is just like that.
I remember talking to an acquaintance a few years ago about relationships. At the time, I had been single for about two years and had no prospects. The acquaintance, who was also single, decided that was an opportunity to give me some spiritual advice.
“I told God I wanted to be married within the next two years. Girl, you have to tell God what you want,” she declared.
I know I gave her a quizzical look. God doesn’t work like that. I mean, sure, you can tell Him what you want. But that doesn’t mean he’ll deliver if it’s not in His will.
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When we tell God what we want without submitting or asking Him to let His will be done, we’re essentially talking back to the Creator.
And like our mamas, God is grown. He has all the authority to knock us smooth out whenever we get out of line. A switch or a wooden spoon has nothing on what He can do.
But also like our mamas, He’s only looking out for us. God wants the best for us—whether that be a boyfriend, a new car, or all the teeth in our mouth. We have to realize that His timing may take longer than what we wanted, but it’ll make sense in the end.