Daily Devotional – 9/11/14 “Get tired but then …”

As a Christian, you should be tired. You should be tired of being picked on by the enemy but it should make you work harder to push him off of you. You should be tired of conforming to the world’s standards when God’s behaviors are way better anyway. You should be tired of playing church. You should be tired of playing on both sides of the fence, aren’t you too old for that anyway? You should be tired of being lied on so give them the truth to whisper about. You should be tired of being counted out so count yourself in. Aren’t you tired of waiting on someone else to encourage you, child encourage yourself sometime. Aren’t you tired of whining and crying with the woe is me attitude, the pity party and the feel sorry for me parade? When will you get up off of your do nothing and do something? You do know that you can’t get anywhere standing in the same spot, right? Yes, you’re going through something. Who isn’t? So the enemy is camped at your door, close it. He moved in? Pack his or her stuff and move him or her the hell out!

Listen beloved, don’t you know that if you weren’t being blessed, the enemy wouldn’t request your presence? If you were easy to break the enemy wouldn’t need to go before God to request the honor of testing your faith yet he has no choice because He knows you are a force to be reckoned with. Yet God smiles and nods and gives the enemy the go ahead to test you knowing He has given you EVERYTHING you need to succeed, yet you got the audacity to flinch at the first sight of trouble. Chile; get it together! For God says in Jeremiah 31:25, “I will fully satisfy the needs of those who are weary and fully refresh the souls of those who are faint.” Get tired of being down and get up! Get tired of being out and get in! Get tired of being left and get right! But don’t give up! Get tired of getting picked on and get picked out. Get tired of being a choice and be chosen. Get tired of being called and answer, before it’s too late!

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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