Daily Devotional – 12/22/14 “What’s your birth potential?”

As it gets closer to Christmas, I was sitting here waiting on what to write on when it was asked, “What’s your birth potential?” In other words, what is it that you have a possibility of birthing? I told you before that we all have a purpose on the inside of us that starts off small but it has to be nurtured, fed and taken care of and when the time is right; it has to be birthed from us, formed, molded into what it shall be and then used. So, again I ask; what’s your birth potential? What impending victory are you about to birth? What prospective success story are you yet to hold that waiting to be told? Do you think Mary knew the potential she was carrying inside of her when she birthed Jesus? He doesn’t compare but do you think Abraham’s mother knew the potential of who she was birthing? He doesn’t compare but do you think Martin Luther King’s mother knew the potential she was birthing? He doesn’t compare but do you think President Obama knew the potential he was birthing when he set out to be president? You don’t compare to God but did your mom know the potential in you before she birthed you? Do you even know the potential that you possess within yourself? Don’t you know the limitless possibilities that you have if only you try?

God has the available resources but you have to get up to get them. I mean, it’s like you want Him to give them to you and then bring them to you too? When He says in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” God has given you the purpose but it is now up to you to make sure it will survive outside of you. Will it? You asked God for your shift and you’ve been elevated, were you ready? You asked God for your purpose and He showed you, what are you doing with it? Are you walking in your purpose? Are you living it? Are you devoted to it? Or are you only committed to it when it’s convenient for you? Did you accept it and now you keep looking back to the things you used to do? Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” So, today I ask you, again, “What’s your birth potential?” Beloved, find out what it is (if you don’t know) or if you know and you aren’t walking in it or you aren’t fully committed as you should be; get committed. The worst thing you can do is to die without your purpose being fulfilled. You have birth potential… PUSH!

“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32

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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