Daily Devotional – 9/17/15 “You have a part!”

You can’t expect God to do for you what you’re not ready for. Let that marinate in your spirit for a minute. You cannot expect God to do for you, what you are not ready for. That’s like me pushing a child to drive that I know isn’t ready. That’s like me jumping in the deep end of the pool when I know I can’t swim. That’s like, the older folk say, writing a check your butt can’t cash. Yea, it has the potential to end in disaster. Beloved, you can’t get angry with God when He won’t bless you with a car note when you can’t manage the bills you have now. You cannot be angry at the fact that no new doors are opening for you when you are unappreciative of the current door you’re standing in. You can’t be upset at the fact that Pastor hasn’t called your name, again, for anything when you didn’t even follow through with the little bit he or she put you in charge of last time. Prepare yourself to lead and then you’ll be deemed a leader. Prepare yourself to be a lender and then you’ll stop being the borrower. Prepare yourself to be a wife and you’ll stop being the girlfriend. Prepare yourself to be the husband and you’ll stop being boyfriend. Prepare yourself for the career and you’ll stop finding those dead-end jobs. Prepare yourself for your purpose and you’ll stop looking at your past.

You can’t receive something greater if you aren’t expecting something greater. What do you want? When an addict goes to rehab, what is it that they want? Usually it’s with an expectancy to get clean and sober. When a woman in labor goes to the hospital, it’s usually with an expectancy to give birth. When an unsaved person goes seeking God, it’s usually with an expectancy to find God. What are you expecting? When you go to work, don’t you expect to get paid for your services rendered? When you go to the barbershop or salon, don’t you expect to get what you paid for? Then what are you expecting? What are you expecting woman of God, man of God? What are you expecting Pastor, Rev. Bishop, Apostle? What are you expecting child of the king? When will you get up off of your mat of misfortune, your bed of but I, your shell of should have and do something? God won’t give you anything that you can’t handle and He surely won’t give you something you’re not ready for. When will you be ready to receive?

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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