Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, scientist Victor creates a larger-than-life man who raises from the laboratory table after months of agonizing labor and creation. After Victor's trial and errors of creation, Frankenstein slowly lifts himself up as Victor screams, It's alive! It's alive! In [less] dramatic fashion I had a similar moment when Nate Sees from Sparrow Visual emailed me to tell me my website was live.
I stood up from my desk, shook my hair in psychotic fashion, and yelled, It's alive! It's alive! Okay, okay, so maybe I'm being dramatic, but it was still a great feeling.
I want to use this opportunity to admit that I'm not anyone special or cool or smart [insert gasp here]. I'm just a girl from the ghetto who God has chosen to use. I'm still working, serving, teaching, and learning from my church in East Lost Angeles, but He has taken this ghetto girl around the country to share His truths.
Since God is a God of excellence, I found the need to aptly represent him and not look like a hustler on Pico Avenue selling Folex (fake Rolex) watches out of the trunk. People ask me to speak, teach, write, rap (well... maybe not rap) about God but I have nothing to make me look legit... like I should be there... like I believe that God called me to do this. Now, as humble as the website is, I feel legit. Like maybe I can do this. Like maybe God is fulfilling His promises. Like maybe God has plans for me; plans of good and not of evil to give me a future and a hope (Preach it, Jeremiah!).
Today my maybe is a yes. I stand on 2 Corinthians 1:20 as Paul states: All promises in God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we can utter our Amen to God for his glory.