Daily Devotional – 4/1/15 “Stop playing the fool!”

It’s a new month and while you’re playing April fool’s jokes on folk the joke is actually on you …what are you doing? When will you quit playing with this thang called life and actually realize you got some living to do? When will you stop taking this spiritual thing as a joke and understand that one of these old days the jig will be up? At some point in your life, you’ve got to stop playing the fool and get serious about everything! You can’t keep blaming the man for holding you down when no one is actually holding you there. You can’t keep blaming society for the downfall of your children if you aren’t trying to raise them. You want to place the blame on generational curses when they can be broken; destroy them! You want to blame the church when the church wasn’t the one who hurt you, folk did; place the hurt where it should be and then deal with it. You want to say the schools are failing your children and they are, yet you won’t show up at the school board meetings, PTA meetings, parent choice rallies, etc., to voice your concern but you’ll pack out 2 for 1 Thursdays. You never go to church yet you got the audacity to blast the Pastor of your grandma’s church as soon as he/she buys a new car because you say they are stealing the tithe money; have a seat … stop playing the fool! We’ve got to do better! It’s time out for playing the fool y’all for Proverbs 1:7 says, “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

All I am saying is this; there are games that are meant to be played, play those but don’t play when it comes to your life and your purpose. And please don’t play with the enemy thinking you can get away because it never happens, you always get caught up. If you have to play with something, join a sports team but get your life together. Stop playing with God as if He isn’t real because the last thing you want to experience is to be chastised by God because baby, let me tell you … It can happen. God will bring you to a point where all you can do is call on Him. He will lay you on your back where all you can do is look up to Him. He will even allow you to be in a situation that no one can get you out of but Him. For Psalm 37:23-24 says, “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.” I know because I’ve been there. Stop playing the fool because it only makes you look and sound foolish! “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. – Proverbs 13:20”

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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