Daily Devotional – 12/17/14 “What will you do with your portion?”

I often reflect back on the many devotionals I’ve written over the years and I sometimes wonder why God chose me. Why was I selected for this calling? I mean it gets hard a lot of the time but then I thought back on something that God dropped in my spirit on Sunday and it was simply this … God favored me for this fight not so I could fall or fail but so that I could fulfill my portion. See, this isn’t about me; never has been. Any time I stand to deliver a word whether it’s preaching, teacher or simply speaking, whether I deliver a devotional or post my words on social media; it isn’t about me because my prayer each time isn’t for me or my words to be seen but for God to be heard or reflected. I want God to be manifested through me every time. It isn’t about me. I can’t save you, I don’t have a Heaven or Hell to send you too but I can tell you about a man whose grace is sufficient. I can tell you about a man whose power is everlasting. I can tell you about a man who is willing to save you, if you are willing to be saved. I can tell you about a man who don’t mind coming when you call but you have to call first. I can tell you about a man who can heal you, if you give Him a chance too.

It’s the same for all of us, in this Christian walk. God didn’t pick us out so that we could be picked on but He chose us because He knew we could handle that which He gave us. See, at this exact time, on this exact day last year my sister was undergoing brain surgery for a condition that has been deemed the “suicide disease” yet God knew she could handle it, so He gave it to her so that He could be manifested in her healing. God didn’t just give it to anybody but He gave it to somebody He knew could handle it and she handles her portion with strength and dignity even on her worse day. The same way He gave you what you’re dealing with. He gave you what you have because can’t just anybody handle it but you. Yea, other folk have the same condition but not the same circumstance because everybody handles everything differently. What you have is meant for you but it’s not to make you fail but it’s simply time for you to handle your portion of it. So, what will you do with it? Will you use it, sit on it or bury it? For Matthew 25:29 says, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” You have your portion, what will you do with it?

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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