Daily Devotional – 11/5/14 “It starts with me!”

God has places for us to go, things for us to do, people for us to help save, lives to help restore and even blessings with our name on them yet we won’t get out of our own way to be useable. Yea, God has work for us to do but we have to first be dependable, capable and trustworthy workers who can be used in God’s service. But isn’t it something how we can blame everybody and everything else for blocking our paths except ourselves? We are quick to blame folk for us failing when it was our fault for not learning. We blame man for the negative press that is being brought on “church folk” when church folk are the ones doing the negative stuff to get the press. I mean, when will we, as Saints, get back to God’s business of teaching, reaching and saving souls? When will we clean ourselves up in order to be able to help someone else? When will we get out of our own way in order to be used and elevated?

When will we stop using excuses? “God knows my heart.” Yep, He does yet you still have the nerve to question Him on why you can’t move from point A when your heart is so full of anger and malice. Your song ought to have changed by now to “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10).” “When I get myself together…” God never put a requirement in His book that you had to be right to come to Him because the bible says in Romans 10:13, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” God needs willing workers. Haven’t you seen the state we’re in? Parents are burying their children, mothers are throwing their babies off bridges, depression is taking over, stress is at an all-time high because folk can barely eat and they are working two jobs, medication and doctor visits are too expensive to pay for, working everyday yet your check seems like you’re paying them, sickness won’t leave you alone, children won’t act right no matter what you try and that’s not even half of it. We’ve got to get it together Saints! We are losing and it’s not supposed to be that way when we have a victorious God. We all have to do better and it starts with self first. Stop waiting on someone else, change you! Start with you! Get out of your own way!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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