Daily Devotional – 10/5/15 “The enemy doesn’t play fair!”

It’s Monday and the enemy wants you to think you aren’t the miracle that you are. He’s in your ear, all up in your grill; telling you to look at all the bad things going on but I can guarantee that if you count the good, they’ll outweigh every time. Yes, I get the fact that you got more bills than money, more sickness than health insurance, more problems than solutions, more tiredness than sleep, more folk asking than you got it to give, more things to do than time, more complaining Christians than shouting Saints and it seems, more faults than faith but baby that’s just the enemy trying to get you. Stay in your lane. See, if he gets you to swerve in his lane, he has a chance of hitting your car (you) and once that happens, you have to get out and come face to face with him. And you know what happens when you come face to face with a charming enemy when your faith is at its lowest point? You give in to the first thing he has to offer you. You forget all about resisting because his offer sounds better. You forget all about God, for the moment, because here the enemy is offering to fix what’s broken in your life at a time you need it most and you can’t wait.

Now, you’ve allowed him to take your car (this is me figuratively speaking because I really mean your spirit) to a cheap repair shop to patch up the holes, paint over the scratches, fix the dents and now you’re happy again. That is until you start seeing the paint chipping and you realize he isn’t who he said he was. Oh, now you start really looking at yourself, I mean your car and you see that all the places the enemy supposedly fixed are starting to wear out again and you, I mean your car just got out the shop. You try to call him on the number he gave you and you find out, it’s been disconnected. You go back to the repair shop and it’s closed. You’re back where you began but this time you’re in worse shape. The enemy used you up and now he’s gone and you’re back where you started from but with more holes, scratches and dents in your spirit crying out to God to repair you! Baby, God hadn’t left you and you need to remember that. The enemy only does what we allow. Stop listening, stop responding, stop playing with him/her, stop going and stop entertaining the foolishness. Get your faith up! Stay in your lane and if the enemy happens to bump into you, get out swinging because he doesn’t play fair!

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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