Coming To America is one of my all time favorite comedies. To this day I can watch it over and over again like I’ve never seen it before. This movie is 30 years old! Debuting June 29, 1988 featuring Eddie Murphy in the role that truly put him on the map as a comedian like no other. I’ve seen it countless times and can quote many lines verbatim (Unapologetically!) it’s simply hilarious!
My teenage son was flipping through channels recently looking for something to watch and landed on a showing of the movie. I had not seen it in years but of course stopped in my tracks at the sound of the all too familiar script.
There was one line that stuck out as I was watching for the gazillionth time. It had an affect on me that I never considered before!
“WHO TOLD YOU THAT??”
For those who know the movie, this line was uttered by King Jaffe Joffer when Mr. McDowell’s youngest daughter proclaimed that the “Prince” was in love with her and not her sister.
With shock at this untruth, the King belted out the question with such deep command, force, authority and rule!
My spirit was instantly quickened that this is the exact question my Heavenly Father asks of me when I meditate on lies from the enemy. He only does it with 100x the power of King Jaffee!
Who told you that you can’t do it?
Who told you you’re not going to make it?
Who told you that you’re a mistake?
Who told you you’re not good enough?
Who told you that you’re a failure?
Who told you you’ll always be sick?
Who told you that you’ll always be broke?
Who told you that you’re not worthy?
WHO TOLD YOU THAT thing that makes you feel inadequate????
Like Adam in the garden when he sinned, eating from the forbidden tree of life, when God came looking for him, Adam responded that he hid himself because he was naked.
God instantly responded “Who Told You that you were naked?”
No one but the enemy in the form of a cowardly snake!
When we hear words from others or those in our own minds that don’t line up with what God has to say about us, we must consider the question, WHO TOLD YOU THAT?”
If it wasn’t God, we must dismiss the allegations and accept truth in who we were called to be even when it doesn’t look like it.
You are a child of God
A Royal Priesthood
Hand picked and Chosen
Have an inheritance from your Father
Have many gifts
Are valuable and Precious
And so much more!
Believe it and conduct yourself as the Prince and Queen that you really are! Now, WHO told you that! Carry on!
Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!