Be Ready To Receive | Motivated

Be Ready To Receive | Motivated


– Everything you’re going through is God preparing you
for what you asked for. If it’s a man… The lack of man, is preparing you for one. I’ll tell you a true story, man. I knew this girl, who was a friend of mine. She was dating this married guy. I said, how can you possibly think God is gon’ send you the right guy, while you datin’ this married dude? How you think this work? But, they went to the same restaurant, had the same booth, for two years. They met every week. It’s kinda like… Remember… Billy Paul’s old song? ♪ Me ♪ ♪ And ♪ ♪ Mrs. ♪ ♪ Mrs. Jones ♪ We meet every day at the same cafe. 6:30. ‘Cause, I know she’ll be there. That was a song. Well, this woman dated
this man for two years. They went to the same restaurant. He knew the maitre d’. Maitre d’ kept a table for ’em. Maitre d’ watched this
goin’ for two years. He kinda knew the guy. They wasn’t cool. Just gave them the right table. Two years. Just kept on datin’ this dude. She asked me, she said, Steve, why are you saying God
won’t send me Mr. Right? I said, well I’ma tell you
something my mother taught me. I got this little job, right? And, I used to come in the house, every time I got paid, I was saving a little bit. So, I could get me a new car. And, I would tell my mother, who was a Sunday school teacher, I would say, hey, Momma! I’ma get me a new car. She said, yeah I know, boy. But, your old car is out in the back yard, up on the blocks. I had this old car that sat
up on these cylinder blocks, in the driveway, in the backyard. And, leaves had got up under, and paper cups, and oil stains. Where I tried fixin’, I just never could get it to workin’. And, I used to try to
work on cars, and stuff, but just wasn’t. It was just an old car. So, I get paid again. I said, Momma, I’ma get me a new car. She said, I know boy. But, your old car outside on blocks. I don’t understand this (beep). Why does she keep talkin’
about this old (beep) car for? I’m comin’ in here tryna be positive. ‘Cause, I had read this book called “The Power of Positive Thinking”, by Norman Vincent Peale. And, think positive. So one day, about the sixth time, I came in, I said, Momma, I’ma get me a new car, I’m tellin’ you. She said, I know baby. But, your old car outside on the blocks. So, I knew my momma was
tryna teach me somethin’. ‘Cause, that’s all, that’s how the ever did me. ‘Cause, that’s how I do my son. They made me a thinking man. They would never tell me nothin’ direct. They would just throw it out there. So I said, Momma, how come every time I get paid, I try to come in here, and say something positive you, ’bout me gettin’ a new car, and you keep tellin’ me ’bout
my old car out on the blocks? She said, son, you ain’t got nowhere to put no new car. I called a friend of mine up, he had a tow service. I said man, $20. I need some help. He came and towed the car away for me. I took all them cylinder blocks down, took all that trash that
had gathered up under, bundled it up, went down to Giant Tag, and bought some little asphalt cleaner, and put it down, and scrubbed that oil up. Made that driveway look new. All of a sudden, the driveway look new. It was a lot of space in
the yard, and everything. Two weeks later… I got a new car. It wasn’t new, it was used, but I bought a car. (applause) And, I pulled it up in the driveway. I said, Momma, look at that, I got the car. She said, that’s ’cause you
got somewhere to put it. She said, son, you can’t ask God for something, and then don’t make ready to receive it. – [Woman] Yes. (applause) – [Man] Woo-hoo! (applause) – So, I told that to this girl. She start crying. She said, oh my God. She said, I ain’t ready to receive it. I said, no. You can ask him for it, but until you ready to receive it, why would he give it to you? ‘Cause, you ain’t gon’ do
nothin’ but mess it up. She stopped seeing the married guy. So, she stopped going to the restaurant. One day, the maitre d’ see’s her out somewhere. He approached the girl and said, I haven’t seen you in a while. She say yeah, I broke up with my friend. He said wow, I’ve been waiting. – Oh!
– Woo! – She said, excuse me? He said, I’ve been waitin’. He said, I’ve been watching
you come here for two years. You the most beautiful
woman I’ve ever seen. I could not understand
why you was with this guy. One and a half years later, them two people got married. – [Woman] Aww. – Them two people have two kids now. He ain’t the maitre d’ of
the restaurant no more. He bought the restaurant. (applause) Because, the girl was a
financial chick at a bank. So, she was the missing piece for him. So, instead of being the maitre d’, he bought the restaurant. They now own three restaurants. This dude makin’ almost $2 million a year. Off of three restaurants. They livin’ they life. You know why? ‘Cause, she took the old
car down off the blocks. (applause) So, ladies… I ain’t sayin’ this ’bout you, but maybe you got a old car… In your driveway… Up on blocks. You really want a new car. But, maybe… It ain’t nowhere for the new car to come. Could it be… Maybe God waitin’ on you… To get the old car towed out… So you can clean up your yard… And, he can park a new car there. Could that be the situation with your relationship? Or, could it be with
anything else you want? If I was you, I’d try that. I hope you all had a good time. Thank y’all for comin’. (applause and cheering)

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