I had all these pictures that I wanted to share with you, but that will wait until tomorrow. I had something else on my heart that I wanted to share.
I grew up in a church that I was apart of for 10 years or more. But as with all things, that season had run it's course and we went about looking for a new church, we knew it was time. About once a year at this particular church a gentleman by the name of Prophet Alva Wilson would come and visit. He was a very close friend of the Pastor and while he was there he would speak and he had a real gift for the prophetic and might often times have a word for you that would meet you right where you're at. Everyone might have their own thoughts and opinions on this but let me tell you, he blessed my socks off each and every time.
One particular time when he came to visit the church he called me out and he looked me straight in the eye and pointed right at me and said:
"You're much more than the American Idol. I see you among several girls. They don't know what it is about you that is causing you to succeed. They don't know it's the God in you, and you're just going to keep going. I'll vote for you, God votes for you tonight."
I will always remember that night on 3/31/04. It was a word that spoke straight to my heart. I immediately went and got the tape of that evenings service and came home and listened to it and wrote that word down in my journal with the date.
I wanted to be able to go back whenever I wanted and remember how I felt that night. I didn't have to have singing talent, but in God's eyes, I was much more than the American Idol, and so are you.
This might all sound silly to you, but if there's ever anything God has spoken to your heart or someone has spoken over you, don't let it go void. You don't have Simon, Randy, and all them judging you. Let God be the ultimate judge.
And live your life as if you're much more than the American Idol.
Because in God's eyes, you are!! :)
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