Daily Devotional – 4/3/13 “I won’t complain, as much!”

I’ll be lying if I said I won’t complain because I might so I’ll just say I won’t complain as much. See, there’s no use in lying to God because He knows your heart. There’s really no excuse to lie to yourself because you know you. You know how you say, I’m going to stop cursing and you don’t even try too but the lie sounded good when you said it. So, just say you’ll work on stopping and then everyday try a little harder. If you know you’re not going to lose weight, then stop complaining about it and lying to the folks at the gym because they could care less. If you know you’re not going to stop eating all that fried food that has your blood pressure high, then stop complaining about it and lying to the doctor because he knows better which is why he keeps writing the prescriptions. Yea, your life should be worse, your situation could be darker, your test should be harder, you could be sicker, you should be dead and you could be richer but it’s not so complain a little less. You didn’t get enough sleep; it’s not our fault because we didn’t keep you up. Your account is in the negative, again it’s not our fault because we didn’t tell you to buy everybody in the house new clothes for Easter that’s now piled in the floor of their room or closet. Oh, your boo thang left; so sorry for you but if he or she was meant for you then they won’t run so let them go and stop complaining. And if the truth shall be told, you probably chased him/her when you got them so if they were running then what made you think they would stop now?

All I’m saying, things could be worse so be thankful and complain less until you have nothing to complain about. What should you be thankful for, I don’t know but I’m surely thankful that I have warm blood flowing through my veins, my eyes see, my ears hear, my mouth speaks, my legs and arms move when I want them too, I can feel the things I touch, I woke up to my family who are well and in their right mind, I still had a roof over my head that a fire didn’t destroy, I have a car that a drunk driver didn’t take, I have my grams, mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and even the same enemies that death didn’t get, I have a job when someone is still looking for one, I have a few dollars in my pocket and someone is begging for one, I have food to eat and someone is digging in trash looking for scraps, I have prayer that sustains me, a God that maintains me, joy that fills me, the Holy Spirit that intercedes for me, Jesus who died for me, repentance that cleans me and praise that goes ahead of me. When I want to complain I think about where I should have been. Even in the midst of my complaint, I think about where I could be and I become ashamed of myself. Yea, I will complain but not as much as yesterday until I can honestly say, I won’t complain. What about 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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