Erica Campbell was riding high after it was announced that performance rights organization BMI will honor her as a trailblazer for her work with Mary Mary. Then the enemy stepped in attempted to steal a little of Campbell’s joy.
Learning that her car had been stolen and wrecked was not enough to keep gospel artist Erica Campbell down.
Instead, the Grammy Award-winning singer chose to use the incident to glorify God.
Campbell, 43, shared the unfortunate news with her more than one-hundred thousand Twitter followers Thursday.
“Sucks to come home and find out your car was stolen,” she revealed with an angry-faced emoji.
The post prompted Campbell’s fellow gospel singer, Andrea Mellini, to offer empathy and encouragement.
“NO!!!!! Well, bless ‘em Lord! God has a tendency to give us double for our trouble,” Mellini, the sister of gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, tweeted. “Churchy & corny but true!”
It seems Campbell agreed when she responded by writing, “talking right sis,” before creating another post to glorify God amid the frustrating circumstance.
“I will Bless the Lord at all times and his praises shall continually be in my mouth,” Campbell wrote.
I will Bless the Lord at all times and his praises shall continually be in my mouth!!
— Erica Campbell (@ImEricaCampbell) November 19, 2015
Hours after sharing the news on Twitter, Campbell’s car was found with some major damages.
“The car was found wrecked with beer bottles inside,” she revealed. “Smh somebody had a joy ride then had an accident!”
Despite the frustration of having her car stolen, Campbell seems to have maintained a sense of peace. The singer previously spoke to The Christian Post about the importance of having peace throughout her day in order to maintain balance.
“You literally have to make sure that peace is always present. And peace is not the absence of trouble, it’s the presence of Jesus Christ,” she revealed. “So I wake up in the morning and I go, ‘Jesus be with me today in every phone call, in every issue, in every problem, in every triumph. … Be with me in every moment so I handle it right.’”
At times things may seem overwhelming, but Campbell believes those moments can often be blessings in disguise.
“Sometimes you can be in the middle of a blessing and look at it as a problem. Sometimes when God opens a lot of doors and you have a lot going on, it’s easy to go, ‘This is too much,’” she said. “My thought is, I didn’t open these doors. God did. So I say, ‘God, give me the ability to enjoy it and still be effective at my job.’”
Time and time again, Campbell has spoken about being grateful for the platform she has and for the people who pray with her along the way.
“I believe there are people that pray for me and lift me up, so I say thank you so much. I couldn’t do this without the power of prayer, so I’m very grateful for everyone who’s been supportive up until this point,” she told CP last month. “There’s still much more to come.”
-Source: Christian Post