it will not show at the bottom of the screen that i have a text..... it will only show up at the top of screen.... it does not show up at the message symbol at the bottom of phone... i have a ZTE SAVVY
Check if you have the correct time, date, and time zone. If it's all correct and it's still the same, I suggest that you try installing SMS Time Fix (link). Used this before and it works. If after that, it's still the same, try installing a text message app and see if it gets fixed by using a different text messaging app.