Daily Devotional – 10/7/15 “You have to tell!”

Everybody isn’t privy to your problems, stop acting like it. Just because you’re having issues at home, stop going to work taking them out on folk. How are they supposed to know you didn’t get any sleep last night? It isn’t their fault. Maybe you should have called in and taken you a day to yourself. Stop getting upset because you expect folk to know that you’re temporarily out of funds. Lower your pride and ask somebody for things you need instead of being without. Stop having an attitude when folk don’t offer to help you, if they don’t know you need help. Everybody isn’t in the know of your issues. Stop getting mad at pastor because he or she didn’t call or visit when you were sick when no one told them you were. Oh, I know you thought, as being friends, pastors, coworkers, etc., we could read your mind but we can’t. All I am saying is this … check yourself sometime! You cannot expect folk to automatically know what’s going on with you and then fix it, if you don’t open your mouth to tell them. When you go into the doctor’s office, the first thing he or she says when they walk into the room is, “Tell me what brings you here today,” because if they worked by guesses, a lot of us would probably be dead before our time. You have to tell!

Yea, as hard as it may seem, you have to tell folk. No, I don’t mean blasting your business on social media, I simply mean share with family and friends, if you desire help. Lose the attitude, it doesn’t suit you. Lose the frown on your face; it doesn’t mesh well with your skin. Lose the disrespectful tone in your voice; it doesn’t fit with your personality. Stop acting like folk owe you something because you’re the one going through; right now. If the truth shall be told, we are all dealing with some things. You may just be going through worse and I may just be in a place in mine to help you however, you can’t expect it if you’ve yet to ask. Stop getting upset thinking that no one is in your corner. Make sure folk know where your corner is first. I can’t support you if I’m not invited. I can’t come unless you call. You have to tell.

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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