So I went to the gym today and as I was working out, this song came on by Kanye West and Jay-Z from their “Watch the Throne” album, titled “Who gon stop Me”.
This is a great fitness song btw.
The bass and the beats per minute in the song are the perfect rhythmn for a good run. But the words are what keep pushing me to keep going even after I have tired myself out. The chorus anyway.
“I can’t stop”.
My Mental Answer: Nope.
“Who gon stop me?”
MMA: No one
“Who gon stop me, huh?”
MMA: I said …Nobody
Lots of obscenities flow through my mind. Geared toward the invisable haters I seem to only have when lip-rapping songs.
No one can stop me. I’m invincible. I’m on top of the world. I’m strong. #kanyeegoondeck
As soon as the chorus repeats, God and Pride answered the last 2 questions. Mind you, I’ve heard Kanye ask these questions, so eloquently, through my earphones numerous times.
STOP! HOLD UP! WAIT A MINUTE!
Almost killed myself on the treadmill.
These are the kind of Christ checks that Holy Spirit lays on me on a day to day basis. Hour to hour basis. Minute by minute basis.
The appropriate word for this #christcheck is conviction.
Immediately, on a treadmill, I had a pride conviction, a revelation of how God communicates and a blog post.
My pride is my biggest problem. I either put myself below or above pthers.
This is the root of my evil and Vicky-like behavior. Projecting MY thoughts, feelings and insecurities on to others. As if their own are beneath or above my own.
This can stop me. This has stopped me.
God communicates through rejection:
God will stop an opportunity. A plan. A relationship. A mindset. A broken heart. A stronghold.
He has stopped all of these thing for me. Either because I wasn’t ready for it or it wasn’t right for me.
Obviously, these revelations aren’t revealed until afterwards.
For me anyway. Honestly, if He was speaking to me at the time, I was probably so wrapped into myself I wasn’t open to hear Him.
So He stops it.
Brings it to an end.
Maybe even demolishes it.
The great thing about it is He stops these things out of love. He knows the plans for us. He knows the plan for me.
He has plans to prosper and not to harm.
He has a plan for hope and a future.
These are His promises.
God can stop me.