I Got the Keys
Ever have that feeling where you know God was speaking directly to you? I used to always think God had this strong, mighty voice. Like you know this deep demanding voice, think the wiz from the Wizard of Oz. Nah just me? Cool. I recently learned that God's voice is still and small. You can miss it really easy if you're not paying attention. I started working on my blogpost for this week and although the words were flowing, I kept feeling like this is not what I should be talking about right now. I kept getting this uneasy feeling, like not yet. I knew I was doing something right because my thoughts and words were flowing like the waters of the sea. But God was telling me not yet, do this. Of course I didn't listen and I Kept writing my post. Like look God this some good stuff I don't wanna lose it. What I hadn't realized was that I had been praying asking God to use and speak through me He was trying to do just that I had to finally give in. “Let not my will be done but yours,” I surrendered. What I was working on was what I needed to release, but it wasn't what God needed to release. And guess who wasn't bouta play with God and His will? Not I.
D.J. Khaled's i got the keys record kept coming to mind. I'm all confused because I really don't even like the song, yet it kept coming to my mind. I didn't understand it, but you know how you always find yourself singing the songs you hate. Ignoring the need of singing I got the keys I log on to YouTube and watch a sermon from Sarah Jakes Roberts. The sermon that popper up was titled "Keys and opposition." Yall see How God did that? I'm slow yall so half way through the video I'm like Ohhhhhh! The message was about having the keys to the kingdom and dealing with the opposition that will come your way. Sarah repeatedly spoke the words "I got the Keys." She said it over and over and then I finally realized what was happening. God was speaking to me. So now I'm lilke chile God is talking to you and you keep ignoring him you betta get yo life. So I did and now we are here. I told ya'll I dont play with God.
About three years ago I went to the car dealership on a hope and a prayer. I really needed a car. It was about three months before my wedding and I was broke. All extra, well not so extra funds were going to everything wedding. There was no way I could afford a car at this time, but my now husband and I were utilizing one car. If you've ever had to deal with having one car in the household then I know you understand. This was getting exhausting and wasn't beneficial for us at all. I was waking up super early to drop my husband off to work, get my son to before care and then myself to work. All in opposite directions may I add. Getting off from work was stressful because as a mail carrier I never know what time i'll get off. This meant that most times my husband would have to hitch a ride home and also figure out a way to get my son from school. We were all burnt out and it was time for a change.
At this time my credit was horrible and I didnt even have $1 to put down as a down payment on a car. I had no idea how I was gonna leave that place with a car, but I went and tried. We went through the dreaded long process which scared me alone. I just knew I was going to be denied. The guy comes in and tells me I have been approved and I have to talk to the finance manager about numbers. Listen, my heart was beating so hard, I swore it was gonna remove itself from my chest. Somehow I calmed myself and talked with the lady. When she told me my car note would be over $600 a month I almost cried. I'm pretty sure at least one tear fell from my eye. I needed a car but, I was not about to pay that much. Being realistic with myself Iknew we could not afford that. "Im sorry mam that won't work for me," I sadly replied. When Gerald and I left I'm more than sure I cried the entire car ride home. Then the phone rang. "Where yall at?" I hear at the other end of the phone. It was the salesman looking for us to close the deal. I explained to him I couldn't afford that expensive note and as much as I needed a car I didnt wanna put myself in a bigger hole. I thanked him for all he had done, in my mind I was thanking him for rising my hopes just to let me down. For some reason I couldn't mouth those words though. "Wait what?" He replies confused like. So as I am explaining the dreaded situation again he stops me and says come back. At this point I know i'm not getting a car so I thank him again for his time and tell him no it's ok. The salesman was a guy I went to highschool with and he refused to give up on me. He called Gerald's phone immediately and asks him to bring me back.
We decided to go back and let me tell you God is amazing. The price I'd have to pay monthly dropped drastically. I couldn't believe it when the same lady who tried to get me to pay $600 a month was now giving me dramatically different numbers. This time around tears of joy began to fall. I can't tell you exactly what happened that night. But I am positive God moved. I got the keys to my new car that same night. I got the keys! I got the keys! I got the keys! Don't tell me what my God cannot do. I didn't put one cent down on this car. My credit score was ridiculously low and I still got the keys. God's promises are real. He knows the things we stand in need of and if we seek Him, He will add all things to us. The way things happened that night. I know only God could make that happen.
I had no plans on telling this story, but God kept leading me here. And when God tells me to do something it is imperative that i am obedient. HE Has done too much for me and always comes through in the clutch for me. This testimony is for somebody. I don't know who, but I truly hope that this helps you to know God is real. He promised to never leave or forsake us. Just like he showed up for me, He will show up for you. Sometimes it's hard to believe when everything around you is telling something different. But God is great. HE SUPPLIES ALL OF OUR NEEDS AND GRANTS US THE DESIRES OF OUR HEARTS EVEN WHEN WE DON'T BELIEVE HE CAN. I was ready to give up but guess what I still got the keys!!