Daily Devotional – 10/2/13 “That attitude!”

You got the nerve to blame your stanky attitude on waking up on the wrong side of the bed when it isn’t the bed’s fault but it’s yours because if the truth shall be told here, you get up on the same side of the bed every morning. You want to blame the world because you’re in debt but it isn’t the world’s fault because no one told you to get yet another credit card, that high car loan or that big house. You’re mad because your baby’s daddy is a deadbeat but wasn’t he trifling when you laid down with him? You had to know there was a chance you could make a baby when you weren’t using protection, right? If he was a horrible boyfriend, then chances are he will be a horrible father. If you couldn’t count on him to come and change a flat tire when you were stranded then you should know that the chances of getting those pampers he promised are slim to none. So why are you mad? You’re mad because your sister, brother, mom, dad or uncle wouldn’t let you borrow the money you asked for; when actually it is not borrowing because you probably don’t have it to give back so it’s giving. Have you ever called to ask them how they are instead of always begging? Maybe they are having a bad day or really don’t have it to give. Oh but hold up, they really don’t have to give you anything but love because it’s free, everything else is a blessing so be grateful. You’re still mad at daddy because he wasn’t there for you growing up and you are now over 30. Get over it! Daddy is the one that has missed out on your life. What have you missed? Didn’t mom still provide for you, wipe your nose when you were sick, attend school functions when she could, raise you with morals and character? Daddy is the one that has to answer to God on being an absentee father so why are you trying to condemn him too? Let go of the anger and resentment that you have in your heart for him because it’s blocking your path to God. Let it go baby and move on because God has blessings and work for you to do but He can’t reach you with all this other stuff built around you. Tear down the walls and stop treating every man that comes along like your daddy. Just because he left doesn’t mean every man will leave. You need to break the curse and start today!

Stop with all the foolishness! Stop being an angry female or male! If you didn’t get that job that you claimed, it wasn’t yours. If you’re spouse chooses to leave, he or she wasn’t yours. If you lose your house or car, it wasn’t yours because God won’t give you anything He won’t give you the means to keep. If you asked God to get you out of debt and they repossessed your car or foreclosed on your house, why are you mad? If you asked God to bind your enemies and folk left, why are you mad? If you asked God to release the strongholds that have you bound and stressed and you got laid off, why are you mad? If you asked God for confirmation in a decision and then you receive an email, phone call or text, why are you doubting or skeptical? Didn’t you ask? Stop asking for stuff you’re not ready to handle and stop acting like God is punishing you because you’re having it hard right now. I can guarantee that everyone you know has been, is about to, or is coming out of a storm because it’s just a test that we, as Christians, have to endure to get through. It isn’t about you, it’s about God’s work through you but that attitude, we can all do without!

Proverbs 14:29 says “People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness” or John 1:19 “Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

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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