Daily Devotional – 7/16/14 “Last (right now) but first is coming!”

Somebody this morning is wavering on your journey because it seems like no matter how far you walk you still end up in the same place, oh but keep climbing. Yea, someone reading this right now is going through hell and you’ve looked and can’t seem to find a way out yet keep looking. Yea, it may be dark out but keep pushing through it, there’s a light at the end and this is simply your test. Haven’t you gotten it yet? Don’t you know that it won’t always be like this? That you’ll have to go through to get to where you need to be? The bible says in Mark 10:31, “But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.” I get it; you want the career, the house, the car, the financial stability and the spouse now but baby if it was that easy you wouldn’t work hard to get it. If you got everything you wanted, you wouldn’t appreciate them when you got it. All I’m saying is, the things worth having is worth working for and more importantly, waiting for. When a woman is pregnant, she has to wait 9 months to deliver the miracle of life. You have to go through 15 birthdays before you make it to 16 to get your license, 17 birthdays to make it to 18 when you think you’re grown and 20 to get to 21 when you think you’re real grown. You have to go through 12 years of school just to graduate with a diploma, 4 more years to graduate with a degree and even more if you pursue more. You have to go through the application process, interviews and testing to get the job. You have to go through applications and paperwork to sign your name for that house or car; many failed relationships to meet your wife or husband and maybe even many doctors, a lot of medicines and treatments and even surgeries before you get your healing yet you rush God. Why?

You won’t always be last because your time is coming, wait for it. You won’t always be without; your time is coming, wait on it. Yes, I know it seems like you got more hell when you accepted Christ and you’re probably saying to God the same as Peter did in Luke 18:28, “We have left all we had to follow you,” but Jesus answered in Luke 18:29-30, by saying, “Yes, and you won’t regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children—whatever—will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!” So you see, you may lose a few folk and some things when you choose God but that’s alright, they didn’t fit in anymore anyway but if you don’t get anything else out of what I share today, get this … Even if it feels like you’re always at the back of the line, it’s simply your place to be (right now) because the last will soon be first. Even if you your name is the last on the list (right now), that’s alright because the bottom will soon be the top. Even when it seems like everyone is getting to the top but you, keep climbing because you’ll soon see the view from the top of your tree and it’ll all be worth 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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