Sometimes, I feel imprisoned like Joseph, waiting and hoping someone will remember me. It can be pretty aggravating when you’re everything to everyone, and they can’t be what you need. People will use and abuse you to get what they want, and when you bail them out, they’ll promise to pay you back later, only for later to never come. I’ve always proclaimed that me helping someone to win, won’t cause me to lose. Yet, I’ve had people in power, not help me, because they were afraid I’d surpass them. Instead of trying to raise me up, they’ve tried to keep me down. I don’t know if I’ve made mention of this before, but a couple of years ago, I was promised a wonderful speaking opportunity. It would have been my biggest event, not to mention my debut. When the time came for this person to make good on their promise, suddenly, “they forgot.”
To make matters worse instead of making them right, I never got the opportunity, nor did they make mention of it again. Disappointed would be an understatement, and p*ssed was more like it, but I continued to move forward. Although they proclaimed to have forgotten, I didn’t. Unbeknownst to me, I was offered the opportunity I was indeed waiting for. I was invited to speak to underrepresented/underprivileged students at a high school in Alabama. Not only did they invite me to speak, they paid me, bought dozens of copies of my book, held a book signing, and THEN treated me to lunch. I was so overwhelmed by the opportunity, but not more than when I showed up. I was asked to speak to students in the 9th grade level, but when I arrived, I ended up speaking to the entire student population, 354 students to be exact. I was so happy, blessed and elated, because although they didn’t make good on their promise, God did.
They might have forgotten me, but God didn’t. That was one of the highlights of my life and career. Since then, I’ve continued to acquire speaking engagements, and not one time, did any of them forget me.
People will forget you, but God won’t!
Until next time my NOTE takers!