Quinn will be a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE!

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by Anthony in
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Hopefully by now many of you know that I've started an accessories line in honor of my daughter, Quinn: www.QuinnOnline.com. She used to cry and whine all of the time for her mother's bangles, so I decided I'd just buy her some in her size. I quickly discovered that they were virtually impossible to find! Of course, I couldn't just let her go without so I commissioned local artisans to make some in her size. Little did I know, God had a plan all along that was set in motion the first time I saw her cry for her mother's bangles. Without Quinn's prompting and people's inquiries, I NEVER would have considered starting a line for children. But, that's not completely what this post is about...

Because of God's favor Quinn's popularity has grown quickly on social media sites and the internet. Likewise, the line has taken off and after just two months, we've had to hire full-time help. Despite the help, we've still had difficulty keeping up with the demand. That's a good problem to have!

Yesterday, I decided to pitch in and make sure that we got orders out in a timely fashion. When I asked our artisan what I could do to help, I was told to sand the bangles. As I begin to sand them I noticed that they were losing some of their sheen. I then recommended that we use some of my virgin olive oil  to polish them and restore the luster lost in the sanding process. Somehow, I knew there was a lesson coming before the words left my mouth.

While polishing the bangles with the oil I heard these words come from inside me, "The oil is on the rag..." My eyes started to tear up immediately because I knew exactly what God was saying to me. Rather than select one of my GOOD and new white washcloths, I picked one of the discarded rags that I use to dust and clean with. Yet, it did the job perfectly! Those bangles never looked so good. I only poured a little bit of oil on the rag and it seemed to never run out. I lost count of how many bangles I polished!

That simple illustration gave me new life. You see, I've been STRUGGLING with the call of God on my life for a while now. When you are blessed to figure out why you have been put on earth it can be intimidating and overwhelming. I RARELY feel like the man that God says I am. And I OFTEN find myself being my biggest hinderance as it relates to achieving my destiny. I don't have time to tell you EVERYTHING that I believe that God has assigned my hands to do but I'll focus on one thing just to give you an example of my struggle...

One of the craziest things I ever felt like God said to me was that He was going to send me into the nightlife industry and cause me to have great success for His specific purpose that has not yet been fully revealed. Despite all of the success I've had, I've felt so inadequate and scared, always a little unsure if indeed this is God's will for me. I often question how it will ever be possible for ANYONE to see His nature in me and how could I possibly share His love/favor with anyone if part of my job is to promote PARTIES??? I received much criticism from "church people" who perceived that I was called, even as a young child. And I couldn't much blame them. From all outward appearances, my life seems pretty sinful. 

I had a child without being married (which requires premarital sex, aka fornication). Sometimes I don't care what my limit is and I get DRUNK. If you make me mad enough, I CUSS and sometimes I let a few choice words slip even when I'm not upset. I am far from the GOOD and new white washcloths in my linen closet; I am more like a discarded rag.

Yet, God selected me, placed some oil (the anointing) on me, and uses me to shine up and encourage others. I'm certain He has better options but I'm grateful and forever indebted to Him for choosing me. The oil is on the rag! And since the oil is actually the presence of His Spirit, I find myself becoming more like Him as I yield to the process. His desires are becoming my desires. His heart is becoming my heart and so on...

I'm going to stop fighting what He says about me and what He's trying to do in my life. I will no longer disqualify myself just because I'm a rag. He has chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Something transformative happens when the rag is placed in His hand! He obviously didn't choose me based upon my own merit since He has selected such a poor specimen. He has foreseen all of my mistakes and made provision for my forgiveness with His blood.

Therefore I lean into what He's doing in my life. I have a photo shoot today for the cover of a local magazine that has named me one of the top promoters in Charlotte. I have FOUR venues that I have not sought, but have rather asked me to come and do something regularly. I am surrounded by God's unmerited favor and I will be and do exactly what He intends...

Today, I ANTicipate DIVINE occurrences as I no longer resist His plan for my life. He has not told me everything but I will act on the little I know in expectation of Him revealing more. I trust Him more than ever and I choose what He sees in me over what I see in myself! The oil is on the rag!!!

5 comments:

  1. Amen! Some people confuse God's love with the love of people. They need not because the love of people often increases with performance and decreases with mistakes. Not SO with GOD'S love . He loves you just the way you are. But oh how his love can change you. I wish you all his love and continued Blessings . Your daughter is truly a Blessing and so are you.

  1. Amen! Some people confuse God's love with the love of people. They need not because the love of people often increases with performance and decreases with mistakes. Not SO with GOD'S love . He loves you just the way you are. But oh how his love can change you. I wish you all his love and continued Blessings . Your daughter is truly a Blessing and so are you.

  1. Pervis says:

    I've said all along brother that you were appointed and anointed for such a time as this. Love you man! Keep encouraging the masses my friend, use that oil.

  1. LeeZa says:

    Love your blogs!!!! 🙏🙏🙏