Daily Devotional – 4/7/14 “Stop claiming what you can’t handle!”

Yea, stopping claiming a position if you’re not fully capable of meeting the requirements of filling it. You claim to be a teacher (of any kind) yet you don’t carry yourself as one and then you wonder why no one is learning when the bible says in Titus 2:7, “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.” You claim to be a teacher of God’s word yet you act worse in the streets than nonbelievers when James 3:1 says, “Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.” You’ve claimed God’s calling but you’ll stand in the pulpit preaching from your flesh because you’ve yet to seek God when 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” You claim to be a leader in the church yet you’re so full of hell no one would dare follow you. You claim to be someone’s husband but you don’t want the responsibilities of the title when you’re supposed to be the head of your house. You claim to be someone’s wife but you only do the things a wife is supposed to do when it’s convenient for you. You claim to be grown yet you act like a child whenever time permits. You claim to be a Christian yet you steal, lie, cheat and hurt folk every chance you get. You claim to be delivered yet you still dabble in those things that had you addicted. You claim to have a testimony yet no one has heard it. You claim to be healed yet no one ever saw you sick. You claim to have been made new yet all we still see is the old you. All I’m trying to say is stop claiming what you’re not and stop claiming that which you know you’re not capable of handling. When you claim it, you’ve asked for it which now makes it yours which further means you are now responsible for everything that comes with it. Don’t claim it if you can’t handle 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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