Daily Devotional – 9/5/14 “Called not cursed!”

I’ve been called not cursed! That’s what the Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit this morning. I know it was meant for me but maybe just maybe it was meant for someone else who is also new on this journey of ministering in whatever field of ministry you’ve been called in. You’ve been called not cursed. See, this being called thing isn’t an easy charge to take hold of and if anybody tells you differently, they’d be lying. No, being called doesn’t automatically mean you’ve been called to preach and that’s where people get ministry twisted because everyone is not capable of preaching for Ephesians 4:11 clearly states, “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.” These are all the true callings of God and there is a difference in each of them; learn your bible.

I don’t know who this is for but I am being obedient in my sharing. God has plans for all of us and although we don’t know how His plan is going to end, let Him finish it. Yes, I know you want things to happen now, you want things to go this way, you want stuff to happen like this or like that but “they” don’t but that doesn’t mean you throw in the towel. Chile, take that same towel, wipe the sweat from your brow and keep pushing. What are you giving up for? Who gives a crap about the folk standing around cheering you on to give up? The bible says in Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Now, this said that God is preparing a table for you but not just any table but a feast for you in the presence of your enemies. So, turn around and smile at your haters and let them know they are your motivators. Baby, use them to inspire you. Every time they say you can’t, use that as gas for your CAN automobile. Every time somebody says you won’t be nothing, use that as windshield wiper fluid to clean the glass to see where you’re going on your journey. Every time somebody says you’ll be another statistic, prove them right by being the first at accomplishing something they said you never would. Yea, I started this off telling somebody that you are called and not cursed but this doesn’t necessarily limit it to ministry because God has a way of calling us to other things too but you have to be willing to listen and just because God calls you it doesn’t mean He has cursed you. Being called doesn’t mean you stop being who you are; it simply means you are blessed at what you’re doing.

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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