Daily Devotional – 8/31/15 “You still have a chance!”

It’s the last day of the month, has anything changed for you that you wanted to change? Have you met any of the goals you set out to meet? Have you gotten up to do something with what you’ve been given? Oh, you’re probably like the man in the bible, who was given one talent, huh? What? Have you been sitting on your gift out of fear of what people will say? Have you buried your talent because you don’t think you are good enough? Have you diminished your anointing because of the folk around you? Okay … How’s that working for you? You’ve shut your mouth because of what ‘they’ say but what about God? You got the nerve to worry about ‘them’ but what about Him? Yes, I get it; you are tired of fighting folk but beloved that won’t stop. Don’t you know that even when you are doing things right, folk will talk? When you are at home, folk will talk about that. When you go out, folk will talk about that. When you go to church all the time, they say you’re too holy but then when you don’t go they say, “Girl, he/she doesn’t even come to church like they used too.” Chile, it don’t matter what you’re doing, who you’re doing and where you’re doing it at; somebody will have something to say.

But get this … that doesn’t make them haters, it simply make them nosey. See, in order for someone to be a hater that means they would have to have an intense dislike for you in them, why would you want that around you? I would rather have someone nosey around me because then they could go and tell somebody about the things they are ear hustling on and stalking me to see and the next time they show up, they’ll bring them with them. Then there will be two people cheering me on instead of one. Then those two will go back and tell two more and the next time, there will be four … you see my point? By the time the nosey folk are tired of being nosey, I’ll have them celebrating the good news, with me, of a Master who can change them just like He changed me. You don’t have to fight folk, God got that. If you continue to do what He has called you to do, He’ll handle the unnecessary around you. But you’ve got dig up your talent and dust off your gift! So get up out of your pit of depression, despair, brokenness, pity and doom and give God something greater than what you’ve been offering. You still have time because you’re alive. You only live one, make it count!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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