I had to share this with you… some of you may have read a previous article I wrote on September 21st of last year “Blessed to be a blessing” https://queentheprophet.com/2015/09/21/blessed-to-be-a-blessing/ via @Queentheprophet
I had a flat tire, and the man who came to change the tire began to tell me a friend of his recently lost his wife and was now diagnosed with cancer. I told the man I would pray for his friend and closed the article asking all of you to do the same.
So this evening, I was out with a client a few towns over and actually pretty excited because it was my second to last visit with this client. I had put in my resignation earlier today because God has tremendously blessed my own business so that I no longer have a need for extra clients during the week. As we were trying to leave an event, I heard the infamous flat tire noise. Wasn’t a huge deal, we were safe, still in the parking lot and I have road side assistance. Believe me, I’ve learned not to get annoyed with small setbacks because I have lived through worse. So when roadside assistance arrives, as the man began to speak I realized I knew him. I asked him if he had changed my tire about a year ago in my driveway and told me his friend was sick. He looked at me and smiled and said, “how long ago was this?” I said, “I don’t know, 6 months or more.” He smiled and informed me that his friend no longer had cancer and received a clean bill of health from his doctor recently and then he hugged me.
I’m not sure if I am in more awe of God in His awesomeness as a healer or how he set me up almost a year later, and allowed me to have a flat tire and cross paths with the same man just so that I could hear with my own ears that God had heard and answered. So to all of you that prayed? You were heard & God is still in the miracle working business.
Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will
Mark 16:17-18 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
God wants you to be successful. But success takes sacrifice. Most people are not willing to suffer what it actually takes to be successful & just desire the end result. Those that are willing often don’t achieve success (only about 1% of people actually do) because they’ve failed to realize God allows you to be successful so that you can be a servant with that success. Whatever gifts & talents you’ve been blessed with are never for your own personal gain. If more of us would learn to bless with what we have off the rip instead of only being moved when we see what’s in it for us and instead just be exceedingly glad we’re in a position to meet a need, we’d see a lot more success among us.
I just learned something and I felt compelled to share it with my beautiful readers. Let me back track for a second and tell you that today for me wasn’t exactly ideal. Spent the entire day in the emergency room and about an hour ago noticed that I had a flat tire. For some people that would have been enough to drive them right over the edge and they would have started screaming, swearing, asking “why me?” and all of that. I wasn’t thrilled when I saw the tire however, I realized that it could have been a lot worse. I had actually just added road side assistance to my policy two-weeks ago, my car was at home in my drive way, and I was grateful I didn’t notice it at 6:00 a.m. when I had somewhere to be. I’d like to also point out that this calm, cool, collective individual I am describing as me was not always me, believe me. But the trials and tribulations that allowed God to mold me this way we’ll visit another day during another lesson.
The tow-truck guy gets to my house and all of the sudden I found myself lending an ear as this man poured his entire life out to me as he was changing my tire. I learned that his son was killed in a car accident a few years ago and he suffered a heart attack soon after. He also was letting a friend who is battling cancer live with him and that friend lost his wife to cancer a few years ago. You might be thinking “Wow, that’s not really professional” or “Who cares?”, but that’s not what God wants you to think. See sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happening to us and we as a people have become so self-drama centered that some of us have even lost the ability to feel compassion for other human beings because we can’t think past our own emotions or own situations. Here’s a shocking reality check though, YOU are not that important. I am not that important, WE are all important.
As this man got up to leave, I told him I was sorry I didn’t have any cash on me to tip him and he said, “don’t worry about it”. I told him I will pray for his friend and he looked back at me and said quietly, “Please do, his name is Juan.” I realized that sometimes when things happen to us, even bad things, there is always an opportunity for you to help someone else. We can’t allow ourselves to be so consumed with the little annoyances of life that we end up missing the chance to be a blessing to someone else who may very well be in more need then we are. If you’re a believer, then you fully comprehend exactly what I’m saying. We can’t say that we love God, make witty Facebook or Instagram posts to make people on the internet see how super “spiritual” we are and then miss the chance to share God’s love with someone who needs it just because we’re drowning in our own drama. What that man was carrying in his heart was more important then my stupid tire and maybe all he needed was someone to listen.
A lot of people have their hands held out to receive a blessing but have closed fists when it comes time to be a blessing. Trust me when I tell you that if you want to see the favor of the Almighty move in your life? Be a giver, be a blessing. Stop telling people you love the Lord, SHOW THEM. You can’t be a “boss” if you haven’t learned to be a humble servant and the reason for that is because you can’t experience a divine appointed promotion without being a humble servant. You will always be called to be a server, you will always be required to be humble, you will always be required to think outside yourself. The most amazing thing about all of this is, God is so merciful and gracious that even a non-believer can find evidence of God’s hand on their life simply because they allow themselves to be a blessing to others. We are not animals or savages but if we continue to choose to behave like them then we have nobody but ourselves to blame when we reap the fruit of planting those crops. I used to be one of those mad at the world for everything that went wrong in my life people. It made a world of difference when I started to develop (and I’m still a work in progress) an attitude of gratitude.
I hope this post was a little bit of soul food for you, and if you are a praying person? Please send up a prayer for “Juan” because God is still in the miracle working business.
Happy Holidays Family!
Just wanted to share some quick words with you all for the holidays. I’ve been away from the blog for a month or so due to some insane circumstances that I will definitely update you all on shortly, but I wanted to make sure I share something before we all get lost in the holiday / New Year shuffle.
I have learned recently just how important it is to make sure that whatever gifts God gives you? They do not belong to you, they belong to Him. Sometimes when we take our gifts into our own hands and do what we “think” is the best thing for them, really isn’t at the end of the day. Sometimes doing things our way only slows down or hinders the growth of the original design. I know that I need to always remember that my way is not always God’s way. I think most of us at one time or another just become impatient because we want things in a hurry so sometimes we may accept the counterfeit blessing which normally surfaces before the actual.
I also have been reminded that you have got to test the fruit of the tree before you partake and declare it good for food. Fam, people can say anything. At the end of the day, what is important is what they do and the true fruit of a person, business, organization, etc. is evident in the consistent fruit it bears. For example, a celebrity that gives away toys at Christmas right before tax season doesn’t qualify them as a giving person if they do nothing all year round. A person can say they stand for something but if in all actuality their actions are not consistent with that claim? It’s not real.
Be kind, be patient, be humble, but most of all be consistent. From my family to yours, happy holidays and I wish you all a healthy & prosperous New Year! –QTP
I was just thinking that I’ve been so slammed with #OPERATIONREVOLUTION it’s been a minuet since I have blogged any of the traditional QTP wisdom. So I need to pause for the cause. I think I’m going to make this a combination of hip-hop and #REALTALK.
Anyone who has met me in the arena of music will tell you, I just do things differently. Fam, I have been SNAKED in ways I can’t even wrap my own mind around sometimes but I don’t let it change me. I learned on a long hard road that the secret that unlocks blessing is love. What other people do to you is about them, not you. Only hurting people hurt other people. It’s not an excuse it’s the way it is. You have got to learn to take the hits and keep going.
Now this is extremely dangerous in the music industry because most people have no idea the jungle it is. People will lie, cheat, steal, and stab their own Momma just to get on top. They do these things with no remorse because they move at a speed faster then anything you could imagine and unless you have seen it with your own eyes, you will never understand. I can tell you that the reason we are successful is because we don’t operate like that. People forget a very simple principle, if you do right, blessing happens. You do wrong and you reap that, somehow, someway, someday. You don’t even have to be perfect, but you at least have to make an effort. We got folks out here acting like they had no home training at all… ever.
Battlegrownd Entertainment has NEVER stolen anything from an artist or a person we have conducted business with. We keep our word, we honor our commitments. Above all things, we try to help those who come to us or at least point them in the direction of where they should be headed. Now we do that because that’s who we are as individuals. You can check our resume, it’s all true. The sense of love, unity, loyalty, honor, & respect somehow was smothered out of hip-hop by skinny jeans. We make sure that we keep those values and communicate this through the music we make and the services we provide. Sometimes it’s explained in a graphic way. Sometimes what’s graphic just so happens to be the truth. If you haven’t been convinced #OPERATIONREVOLUTION is worth supporting, I encourage you to get to know some of our affiliates. Ask them why they support us. Then I invite you to get to know us. You won’t be disappointed and we promise to never ever sell you a piece of music that isn’t worth the money you spend.
Here’s how we spend what you support us with….. Take a look through #OPERATIONREVOLUTION Certified Resources. Watch our promoters. We hire the people. We purchase our services from other Indies. You give it to us, & we give it away.
I told you I was the Robin Hood of HipHop and I’m not by myself, there’s an army…..