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, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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