Daily Devotional – 8/26/14 “I’m being remodeled!”

I’m feeling some type of way and I just cannot explain it. I’ve tried to put it into words and I can’t. I’ve tried to understand it spiritually and I can’t. I’ve even tried to understand it naturally and still I can’t. Yet, here am I; feeling all discombobulated, confused and in a fog. I feel like there is something I am missing, something I’m not doing, somewhere I’m not going. I ask; God, what is it? Then He answers, “It’s just me remodeling you.” I say, “But God, I thought I was ok.” He answers, “You were but I got a new position for you and the old you just wouldn’t do.” Then I say, “But God,” He says, “Child, don’t you trust me?” I answer, “Yes, Lord.” He says, “Then trust me.”

So, while I don’t understand the remodeling process I’m currently going through, I trust the one who is doing the remodeling. While I don’t know how long my remodeling process last, I trust the one who is doing the remodeling. See, I look at it like this … I could be broken down during my remodeling phase yet I’m still working (pardon my dust). I could be closed down for repairs during my remodeling process yet I’m still working (excuse the construction). I could be boarded up with an opening soon date yet here am I. Oh, I could be one of the many left unfinished because the contractor ran out of money before the remodel was actually done but baby, do you know who my foreman is? Do you have any idea who is financing my remodel? Do you know who is calling all the shots, making all the decisions? Well, I do and He is my Father and He said it was time for me to be upgraded, time for me to be remodeled because He has some things for me to do and some places for me to go and the old me wouldn’t cut it. Just when I thought I had done enough, He said I needed to be remodeled into something greater. God said, I am about to take you to some places your old self can’t go. Remodeling has to take place. He said, “Take your hand off child, I got this!” Just when I thought I had hell on my back, it wasn’t even the enemy; it was simply me being remodeled for better things! I’m being remodeled to do greater things. 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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