Daily Devotional – 6/17/15 “It depends on your stuff!”

On yesterday I had to get a new computer for work. It’s something we normally do every three years and as I waited for the young lady to work on my old computer she said, “This will take from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending upon how big your profile is,” meaning, how much stuff I had on my computer. Now, this didn’t mean anything on yesterday but as I started to write my devotional this morning, it struck my spirit. See, I realized that sometimes God has to give us new places, every now and then, and sometimes the times it takes for us to move to our new location is dependent upon our stuff. Yea, some of us knock and our doors open right up (you didn’t have much stuff to) but some of us knock and it takes a minute for our move to happen (we got more stuff in our profile). Oh, but don’t get discouraged in this thang! See; God has to make sure you are ready for the change, so He allows you more time to process. God is making sure the folk around you are ready for the change, so He allows more time for the process. He has to make sure the change is ready for you, so He allows more time for you to process. Don’t get weary while you’re in the hall way, there is still work to be done. Don’t get weary while you’re climbing the mountain, there is still work to be done. Don’t get weary while you waiting for the valley to fill, there is still work to be done. Baby, don’t base it on the time it took for someone else; we aren’t all the same. My blessing isn’t your blessing; the same as yours isn’t mine. However, we can rejoice in knowing that we have a Father who will bless us all. Just be patient. It’s all dependent upon our stuff!

All, I am saying is this … God moves in His time, don’t rush Him because you may not be ready for the blessing you’re asking for. And please, don’t wish for someone else blessing because you don’t know what they had to endure to get what they have. {Yea, you see my glory but have you asked to hear my story?} While you are wishing for her blessing, you might just get the storm she had to go through to get it. While you are wishing you were in his shoes, you might just get the chance to walk in them. Don’t be quick to wish for something that isn’t yours. Wait on your blessing. Yea, it may take some time but be patient. For Romans 8:25 says, “But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” And Romans 8:26 says, “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” God hasn’t forgotten us; He is simply waiting for the process of our stuff to be moved. Be patient, it’s part of the process. Your time is coming, be patient; it’s part of the process. Your door will open, be patient – it depends on your stuff!

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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