“Drop the mic moments” are the moments that we have done well, we killed it, we are done. We have said what we needed to say, dropped the mic and walked off the stage.
In this season of my life, with children that are 8, 6, and twin 4 year olds, these moments don’t happen as often as they used to. Especially as a mother, these moments are fleeting. I don’t like it, but I’m a yeller. When I lose my mind, I do it loudly. I pray everyday that I will handle all of these precious littles and the situations that arise with calmness and intentionality. But after the 6th time that I have told you to brush your teeth, something breaks. (I mean we do this twice a day, every day. This routine can’t surprise you, can it?)
If I can reach the end of my day and dinner’s cooked, the kitchen is cleaned, homework is done, laundry is done and put away, devotionals have been read, the kids are in bed, and I haven’t yelled…Drop the mic! With a smirk on my face I exit stage. Then one of my precious littles get up, for the fourth time, and I break.
This had to be the feeling God had so many times in the Bible. For instance, in the creation story in Genesis 1. God created the world and everything that it holds. He created the garden of Eden, it was perfect and Adam and Eve not only KNEW God but had a perfect relationship with him. Drop the mic! Then Adam and Eve ate the apple, and introduce sin into the world!
In Exodus, God sends Moses to Egypt and delivers the Israelites from bondage. True freedom and all they had prayed for…they were truly free. They can now worship their God and are heading towards the promise land. Drop the Mic! While God is meeting with Moses, after only 40 days, the Israelites start worshiping false idols!
God has to be thinking, “People, I give you perfection and freedom!! Why can’t you stay close to me?”
Just like Adam, Eve, and the Israelites, we often let God down. He offers us everything and our human nature steals away the perfection that he is offering us. Still he patiently waits. God is there in our “drop the mic” moments cheering us on, and he is in our valley’s holding our broken hearts.
Jeremiah 3:22 tells us, “Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness.” “behold, we come to you; For You are the LORD our God.” God is waiting for us to turn to him, so we can again be close to Him. In the end, when we enter heaven and see our King, we want to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Mathew 25:23.) That is our true “drop the mic” moment!
Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Blessed,