Daily Devotional – 8/14/14 “Get in your place!”

I was scrolling through my previous devotionals and I came across one I did on 3/31/14 titled, Get in your place. Now, this one caught my eye because I was speaking about this book that Evangelist Sandridge (at our church) gave me to read and I didn’t know it then but she was preparing me to get in my place. (Wow) See, Evangelist Sandridge is my uncle’s assistant minister and she’s been sick and her presence has been missed since she hasn’t been at the church. Our church is a small church is Hollywood, MS (near Tunica) and it doesn’t come with 5 associate ministers to carry on Sunday school and bible study when uncle Larry isn’t available and I didn’t know it then but I get it now, she was preparing me to get in my place. I get it now. God will send folk to us to prepare us for the position we are about to fill and if we don’t pay attention, we miss it. Isn’t that something? Here she was, the whole time preparing me to stand in for her while she recovers yet it never dawned on me. Her she was, the entire time, preparing me to get in my place and I almost missed it. Had I not been in tuned with my spirituality, had my own personal relationship with God, had my own study time with the bible and on my own journey to understand the calling God had over my life, I would have surely missed this. Oh but I am thankful for God for sending folk like Evangelist Sandridge who is faithful in her work and who, even at 80 years old, is still favored in this life. I am grateful that she saw in me the calling God had already placed over me and she wouldn’t let me forget it. I am yet praying for her and I know that whatever God has in store for her, it shall be done.

And for you, my brother or sister; you who are wavering in this fight today because the world is beating you down and it seem like you are fighting in vain; fight on! Yea, I know it seems like God placed you in the middle of a war zone but get in your place. Don’t you know that God won’t place you anywhere He hasn’t already been? Yes, your surroundings are unfamiliar and the people are looking at you funny but get in your place. You might not fit in but get in your place. Your voice may be shaky and you may have butterflies in your stomach but get in your place. You may not even feel like you belong there but you won’t be there long, it’s just a stepping stone so get in your place. Get in your place, you got work to do. Don’t allow fear to keep you from getting in your place. Don’t let folk stop you from getting in your place. Don’t even let you stop you from getting in your place because you’ve got work to do. Minister, Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Dr, Evangelist; get in your place! It’s time out for pacifying the gospel to satisfy the season saints when we need to save those who are yet to be saved. Young folk are dying every day and many don’t know God and that’s a problem. If most of our young men are in prison then let’s go there. If most of our young ladies are in the streets, then let’s go there. We’ve got to get outside the 4 walls of the building we worship in because not all of the lost can make it there. We’ve got to get in our place to minister and it isn’t in a pulpit all the time. Get in your place and do your job! Stop worrying about me, get in your place. Stop worrying about him, get in your place! Stop worrying about her, get in your place!

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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