Stay in My Lane? Hmmm…

I have been hearing so much lately about “staying in your lane” that I began to reflect on the phrase and ask God about the scriptural basis for this phrase if any. My first recollection of hearing this phrase was from a man of God that I was dating around five years ago while I was residing in my beloved Baltimore.

I actually liked the phrase and co-signed on it at the time. Not sure if it was because I was so enamored with my sweetie at the time or was it out of ignorance and/ or both? 💁🏾Fast forward to a couple of months ago and I heard it again from the Rev. Al Sharpton, on the AM Joy show ( after being prompted by Joy Reid herself) in response to a comment that I made in the privacy of my home ( look out for an upcoming post on this topic / issue as well), and a lot of people followed suit in ignorance and started repeating the same phrase.

So please allow me through the grace of God to provide some insight…

From my vantage point, THERE ARE NO LANES!

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,

The world and those who dwell therein. Ps.24:1

Only God who knew us before He placed us in our mother’s womb can establish which path we are to take. Our purpose / assignment can involve us as servants of God to be equipped with several gifts to be expressed in various ways at various times during our ministry on earth as God has preordained. (Ps. 139, Eph 2;10) Therefore, for anybody to try to place limits and boundaries on what God has already established and preordained for another individual is in error, at the very least !

🎼 As Israel Houghton sang himself.. no limits, no boundaries…I see increase all around me, stretch forth…🎼

Good news is that it’s never too late to repent and turn from our wicked ways…😘🙏🏾

PS- I sent an invitation to Rev. Sharpton via a tweet addressed to him for us to have a dialogue, the invitation remains open to him and anyone else. In the meantime , prayers will continue to be lifted up for the Body of Christ as a whole.

Scriptural References

2 Chronicles 7:14-15

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.

PSALM 24;1

The King of Glory and His Kingdom

A Psalm of David.

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,

The world and those who dwell therein.

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;

Before you were born I sanctified you;

I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Ephesians 2:10

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk inthem.

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