Daily Devotional – 9/21/15 “I’ve surrendered!”

Since accepting my calling into ministry; I’ve preached God’s word a time or two however yesterday was unexplainable. When I say the move of the Holy Spirit went forth, MY GOD. The subject was, “Yours don’t fit,” from 1 Samuel 17: 38-39 yet it wasn’t even about the topic, the setting or even the people in attendance but it was simply the fact that I’ve surrendered all to God. Yea, I know somebody is probably asking, “Isn’t that what you do when you accept your calling anyway?” Well, I can counter and ask, “Isn’t that what we are all supposed to do when we accept God?” Yet, we never really fully surrender all to Him. But I’ve made up in my mind to do just that to surrender all to Him! See, I’m tired of trying to fight folk so I’ve surrendered to God and He’ll handle them. I’m tired of trying to convince folk of who I am so I’ve surrendered to God and now I know more of whose I am, He’ll handle the rest. I’m tired of trying to increase areas of my life so I’ve surrendered to God, He’ll take it from here.

And baby, when I tell you the difference it has made in just a short amount of time. You don’t have to take me at my word, try God for yourself. When you are tired of trying to fix it yourself, when you are tired of crying, when you are tired of carrying around that heavy heart, dragging that load of worry and when you are tired of just being tired; surrender it all to God and see if He won’t do it for you. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” I am a living witness that God can and God will! All you have to do is get to a point of extreme exhausted and you’ll surrender. Get to a place of I can’t do it by myself any longer and you’ll surrender. Get to a situation of I’ve tried too many times and still failed and you’ll surrender. It’ll be then that you’ll find God waiting with His arms outstretched and you’ll understand what I mean when I say, surrendering to God was the second best choice to make. The first best choice is choosing God! I’ve surrendered, will you?

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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