Daily Devotional – 8/10/12 “God doesn’t anoint just to disappoint!”

When I say God is good, God is awesome, God will see you through, God will be there for you, God doesn’t ordain you with nothing that he won’t maintain or God won’t anoint you simply to disappoint you; I’m speaking from experience. See, this devotional started out simply by me posting my feelings on Facebook and when I would skip a day, I would get emails or text from folks asking where their daily encouragement was because I had no idea that simple thoughts from me, a nobody whose trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody; was encouraging to them. Yet, through all of it God knew exactly what was happening to me because He was the only one that anointed me. Are there days I want to give up, yes, but I don’t because somebody; probably somebody I don’t even know, is counting on me to encourage them. Are there days when I don’t feel worthy enough to have this gift, yes, but that’s just my flesh trying to take over but it won’t win. I believe; I truly believe that God won’t anoint us with things that are meant to disappoint us. No, this doesn’t mean all the days on our journey will be great but it means that after all the dust has settled, our gifts will make room for us. Proverbs 18:16 says, “A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.” It’s like being summoned to the King’s palace, a unfamiliar place, and you’re scared but when you walk into the room the King is excited to have you there because he needs you AND your gift.

See, when God says your gift will make room for you, He means that. You don’t have to have a college degree to do the job you’ve been doing for years because when God is ready to elevate you; He’ll allow your work, your gift to speak for you. You’re wondering why your name is always being called to fix the problems other folks should be fixing, your gift went before you. You’re wondering how you were able to get an interview for a position you didn’t have all of the qualifications for, your gift was your resume. You’re wondering how your reviews are always in the top, your gift spoke up for you. This is why the bible says in Proverbs 27:2, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” When you allow others to speak of your work, folks are more likely to believe them before they believe you. Don’t believe me? Why do you think jobs, stores, car lots, etc., ask for references? They want to verify the information that you’ve provided them because they know that calling your old boss will get them the answers they require. This is why you shouldn’t do things for a show from folk. Matthew 6:1 says, “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” When you work for God, He’ll work for you but when you put on a show for folk the only one who won’t be in attendance is God. Stop trying to please folk because there will always be somebody who isn’t accepting to what you’re offering, somebody who still isn’t satisfied and somebody who will still complains. Do what you’ve been ordained to do, be who you’ve been ordained to be and stop with the worldly act. Ordain means to order or establish something formally, especially by law or by some other authority; so if God, the ultimate authority, has ordered you to be just who he has made you; what’s the problem? Stop allowing what others say about you, how they try to speak negative stuff over your life, tear down what you’re building and walk over what you’ve placed down to detour your path because God wouldn’t have anointed you with it just so you’d be disappointed by it. James 2:24 says, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.” If that isn’t enough for you, I don’t know what will be.

Yes, you are worthy! Yes, you have a gift! Yes, you have a purpose! Yes, you are chosen! Yes, you will have bad days but you’ll have more good ones. Yes, there will be days you’d want to give up but it doesn’t mean you have too. God has ordained you and He has anointed you from the crown of your head to the bottom of your feet, so you’re not alone. Would I have thought that God would have taken me; raised in the ghetto by a single mom, surrounded with a family big enough to fill a gym; sent me to schools in the north side of town, never could get all I wanted but got all I needed; lied, sometimes cheated & stole, hurt folk, cursed folk and fell more times than I should; and allowed me to share with you His word, no but LOOK AT GOD WORKING THIS THANG OUT! Please note, I am not perfect by any means and I won’t ever claim to be because I still make mistakes but I am who God has chosen for this. No, I am not claiming to have been called to preach but I have been called to minister God’s word through sharing a devotional with you. I don’t have to stand in a pulpit on Sunday, in front of the congregation teaching bible study on Monday and I don’t have to lead prayer service on Wednesday in order to be considered “called” because all I have to do is exactly what God has told me to do; that’s all! My next step is God’s direction and wherever that takes me, I shall surely go! God has taken my postings and turned them into a devotional blog and now it has manifested into a book that can be downloaded from Amazon and soon it will be printed for you to buy! Oh, bay-bee; when I tell you that God’s gifts will make room for you, I know it will! I know this is just the beginning for me and I am ready for the ride that God is about to take me on, so I’ll sit back and enjoy the scenery. God doesn’t anoint simply to disappoint us but He does it because he knows what He has set for us! Go get yours, will you??

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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