Daily Devotional – 1/15/13 “Just wait!”

Yea, you always got something to say about how someone does this or handles that but just wait. You’re always the expert on how she should raise her son, who may have went to jail or her daughter who may be in an abusive relationship but if you’ve never walked in their shoes quit trying them on. You’re always commenting on how someone should handle the issues in their marriage but if you’ve never put your foot in her pool then you don’t know the temperature of the water. Yea, you’re quick to put your mouth on Pastor So and So when they make a mistake but if you’ve never stood before a congregation of folk who face look like they’ve ate lemons for breakfast, shepherd a flock of folks who would rather fight a wolf than follow his/her guidance, deal with the attitudes of those who know it all and depend on folks who can’t be trusted as far as you can see them; then stop trying to wear their robe because it won’t fit.

What I’m saying is, if you think your stuff don’t stank now just wait. If you think your storm won’t come, just wait. If you think you’ll never get sick, just wait. If you think your marriage won’t have trouble, just wait. If you think your kids will never do wrong, just wait. If you think you’ll never fall, sometimes, just wait. If you think you’ll always have the answer, just wait. If you think your checking account will never be in the negative, just wait. If you think trouble won’t call your name sometimes, just wait. If you think death won’t visit your family, just wait. If you think folk won’t talk about you, just wait. If you think folk won’t judge and hate on you, just wait. If you think that every day will be sunny on this side of the dirt, just wait. Baby if you think that your day won’t come when you’ll have to shed some tears, pace the floor from aches and pain, toss and turn from worries and stress, rob Peter and Paul to pay Saul, miss a meal to make sure the kids eat, work more than one job to make ends meet, give up some things so that you can have some things or do without so that you can do with … Just keep on living!

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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