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Everything you have is because #GodDidIt!

Everything you have is because #GOD DID IT!

LaShanna R. Tripp

©2019 Wordz & Rhythmz LLC Publishing. 

 

Everything we have is because God did it.

What happens when we forget Who brought us from meagerness to greatness?

This poem is a reminder of this truth, which God spoke to me through a rushing wind as I stood on a hill overlooking Homewood from a building our production studio now calls home. In that moment, I knew that He was trusting us to never withhold giving Him glory for what He was doing in our lives.

We have been able to overcome lack and stagnancy only because God did it. 

It is through divine connections that we are in this studio space. The years of being stripped of everything we owned, enduring heartache through miscarriages and hurtful jabs from people we loved and trusted had culminated into this moment. And I was completely full!

All I heard Him say was simply, “Don’t forget Me!”

Can God trust you in the territory you are wanting Him to bring you into?

Will you be able to to tell everyone that God Did It?

 

#God Did It!

©2019 Wordz & Rhythmz LLC Publishing. 

 

Who…moved…my…cheese?

A mouse, caught in a trap

Public classrooms / brought dooms

Your sista didn’t see that on a map!

Now, it served for a time

But poured out too many limits

Admins slapping my hand, saying, 

“Mrs. Tripp, betta quit it!”

 

That daily grind?

Honey, I surely don’t miss it!

Educator, underpaid

And these kids don’t get whippings?!

 

Brand new theatre, no respect for the craft

Directing shows, teens calling each other hoes

As colleagues I respect

Just stand back and laugh?

I looked up to God in year 7, and said,

“Lord, is this job complete?”

See, it served for a time

But poured pain into me!

 

So when things didn’t change

After four years plus four more

God spoke, loud and clear,

From Luke 5 and verse 4

 

“Launch into the deep…”

And tears raced down my face,

For I knew, in my soul

It was time for a change!

 

So, I stepped out on faith,

Though scared, yet upbeat!

Where I am is because

All my fears He defeats!

And as I look around, from this hill to those streets,

I holler,

(Hashtag) GodDidIt!

On all social media feeds!

 

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Actress and writer, LaShanna R. Tripp, is a Theatre Director and former public education teacher. Her goal? To pursue passion by fulfilling her Godly purpose! LaShanna has written funded grants for organizations including Jefferson County Schools, the Make It Happen Theatre, and LaCon Audio. She offers limited media writing services to both non-profit and for-profit organizations. A dedicated wife and loving mother of three children, LaShanna is enjoying spending more invaluable time with family while completing her first book. Please visit and like her pages at www.Facebook.com/WordzRhythmz.

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