One of my all time favourite poems is called ‘The Rose That Grew from Concrete,’ by Tupac Shakur. Don’t judge me, read the poem. I actually have his anthology and in my opinion, it contains some of the best poems that I have ever read.
The amazing thing about the idea of the rose growing from the concrete is that it goes against everyone’s expectations. It just doesn’t make sense. As far as I am aware, it is near impossible. In my mind it is impossible because I am shackled to the things of this world mentally. Logic and reason often outweigh faith.
But when I look at Psalm 118 and Acts 4, I am told that the stone the the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. That stone was always going to be the cornerstone. God sent Jesus down to be that cornerstone, in the shape of an ordinary stone. However, just because I would deem it logically impossible, it was still possible. Just because the builders rejected the stone and did not see it’s true worth, it did not take away it’s worth and ability. Just because the Jews, rejected Jesus, it did not stop Him from being the Messiah. In the same way, just because someone tells you that you are not good enough, their opinion does not change your ability. It may change your perception, but not your actual ability.
I saw a video a while ago that really made me laugh. It was a snippet on Instagram. It was of a famous singer on a show telling a woman that she would not go anywhere if she did not take her advice. The woman who was getting shouted at said “Ok God!” It was hilarious. What I loved about what I saw was that woman’s knowledge of her worth. She had an extremely famous woman telling her that she wasn’t going to make it, but she knew that just because the builder did not see that she was the cornerstone, she was still the cornerstone. Eventually a builder will come along and use her, but only a builder who recognises her worth will be able to treat her properly. She was so sarcastic, I actually wish that I could share a link to it.
Anyway, that’s all.