Daily Devotional – 12/18/12 “Why me?”

When God chose Mary to birth His only Son, Jesus, she asked (me paraphrasing) “Why me?” and the Angel Gabriel simply replied, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God . See, Mary had no idea she had this type of favor but God did. He has also gives us this type of favor but we spend too much time questioning it. God gives us the Holy Spirit that impregnates us with great things yet we question Him on why this happens, why didn’t this happen, why do I have to go here, why didn’t you send me there, why did you give me this, why didn’t you give me that, why did you take this person, why haven’t you taken this person, why me or why not me? But baby, sit back and let God work! Why you’re constantly asking why me, you should be saying why not me? Don’t you know when you’re chosen, you’re chosen for a purpose? Yes, you are! God doesn’t call somebody who has already qualified themselves and thinks they are all that and a bag of chips with the dip on the side but He calls those who He knows are qualifiable (I made this word up and it means that you’re capable of being qualified). Yea, you missed it but let me break this thang down. Mary was minding her own business when Gabriel appeared to her to let her know she was chosen. This means, mind your own business sometimes and allow God to choose you. Mary didn’t think she was worthy to carry a King but God did and she was humble. This means, humble yourself and get your nose out the air so that you can deliver the next President, Vice President, CEO, business, great idea or book; etc. Mary answered, “I am the Lord’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled .” This means, be ready at all times to do the work of the Lord because you never know when you will be called! Why you, why me, why him or why her? Because God chose us! Let me also drop this in your spirit … The same way it takes nine months to bring a new life in the world, it takes time to deliver whatever greatness God and the Holy Spirit has impregnated you with; so stop rushing it. Those obstacles that have been placed in your way, they’ll eventually crumble but it takes time; it took the folks walking around the walls of Jericho 7 times before it fell. That sickness or disease that you’ve been toiling with; it’ll end but it takes time; the woman with the issue of blood took 12 years and the blind man had been blind since birth so don’t give up.

All I’m saying is; stop rushing God, stop running from your calling, stop being scared to deliver the greatness that God has placed on the inside of you, stop being afraid to step out the boat, stop questioning if you’re worthy and stop asking why! God has chosen YOU so all your questions should be answered by now. Allow your gift to grow within you and then deliver it! (I’m speaking to myself but if it’s meant for you then I’m speaking to you too)Believe it!

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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