Daily Devotional – 1/12/15 “Stop being a hostage!”

Stop being a hostage! Stop being held bondage by your past! Stop being held prisoner by the things you’ve allowed to happen in your life. Stop being a victim now that you’ve made it out of the crime scene. You do know that you aren’t a hostage if the person holding you doesn’t have the key to lock you down, right? So why are you still there? I said this yesterday but you do know that the enemy only uses your past because He can’t touch your present neither can he even get close to your future so why are you listening to him? Baby, all he got to use against you is your past and you’re letting that get the best of you? Haven’t you overcome any of what you used to be? Then what you used to do shouldn’t matter and who you used to be shouldn’t even sound familiar. But you’ve got to get to a point where you no longer want to be held hostage to your past. When you’re ready to get out of that holding cell, you will. When you’re ready to move pass where you used to be, you’ll find out it’s an entire path called where I can be waiting on you.

I don’t have to tell you what the enemy’s job is, you should know this already. But let me tell you this. The past doesn’t have hands to put you in bondage; you bound yourself with the thoughts of your past. All the enemy does is feed off the negative energy that is coursing through your spirit and it builds. You sit at home thinking about the mistakes you made in the past and you start dwelling on them and here comes the enemy because he’s never far and because you called him. Oh, you did. With your woe is me attitude, that’s the cry of the enemy and he comes and he comes with a vengeance. Yet the question is…what are you whining about? What is it about your past can you change now? What mistake can you go back and undo? Why are you allowing it to hold you hostage now? When will you get out of the past? When will you walk out of that prison that you’ve sentenced yourself too? Haven’t you realized that you are missing your present and that you’ve yet to even tap into your future? When you let go of the past, I mean really let go of the past and everything associated with it; then will you begin to move. Stop being a hostage to things and people who don’t have a key or the means to lock you down!

“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14”

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 1/12/15 “Stop being a hostage!”

  1. Hi Kisha..I really needed that…bc Ive really been “playing” hostage…my future is so bright…but I have to get through this storm..by no means do I wont God to bring me out until Im finished!!!O just signed up to your devotions and Im already loving them…THANKS😚😘

    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for signing up and thank you for taking the first step! Yes ma’am. Don’t rush your storm because the last thing you want is to come out before it’s time, that’s like giving birth early; you won’t be ready. Just hold on, it’ll only last until it’s time is up. God bless!

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