When I was a child I was very clumsy, always falling, dropping something or bumping into things. And I can remember my grandma, Anna Mae Allen, telling me when I fell, Girl get up! All I could think was, Get up? My knee would be skinned or I’d have a bump on my elbow or some mark and all she could say was Get up? I always thought that was so mean, but now I understand it.
Not much has changed since then, I’m still clumsy, maybe that’s why I don’t wear white too often because of the fear that I’ll probably spill something on my clothes. What I’ve learned is that even though I might fall or drop the ball or face disappointment in my life, I can get up and start over again. That’s what Anna Mae was trying to tell me, because it would have been so easy to stay on the ground because of embarrassment & failure but if I could get myself off the ground, I would have another opportunity of following through and ultimately succeeding.
Disappointment and failure will always be a part of our lives in the way of divorce, death of a loved one, financial failures, being looked over for recognition or promotion and just being disappointed with the direction that our lives are going in. Sometimes it may seem like the rest of the world has it all together, but your life is a wreck and when involved in ministry, disappointment is common because we try to meet everyones expectations, which is literally impossible.
The key word in this scripture is “deferred” because what your longing for and what Gods will is for your life will come to pass, it’s just a matter of time. So, be patient, stand still and whatever you do, DON’T QUIT but GET UP and start over again! If you’re facing disappointment or delays in life, remember that a delay is NOT a denial.
Your dreams, desires, goals, hearts desires and whatever your longing for, WILL come to pass.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23-24)
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Thank you Anna Mae Allen for teaching me to be strong, courageous and to be faithful to my dreams and most of all to Get up.
Peace…..Ms. Ellie’s Girl!