Daily Devotional – 10/9/15 “Get up!”

I started a new shift in my new position; 7:00am in the morning. Baby, this takes some getting used to, let me tell you. It’s a struggle most days when that alarm goes off at 5:45am but only because I’m a night owl. However, even in my struggle to get up in the morning; once I’m up, I’m ok. Getting up is just the hard part. Then something donned on me; somebody like me is struggling to get up in some area of your life and the struggle has been real but get up. Yea, you’re struggling to get out of debt, to get out of sickness, to get out of a bad relationship, to get out of a dead-end job, to get out of your own way and to get out of your spiritual war; well, get up! When a baby is learning to walk, he or she is determined to get this thang down, they’ve made up in their mind. Yea, he or she struggles to stand, at first, so they grasp at the nearest thing or person to help pull them up. Once they are up, they stand there for a minute to give their legs time to balance, they scope out their surroundings and finally they take a step. Sometimes, in their learning, they fall a few times but if you watch them carefully, they’ll go back to the nearest thing and start the process all over again.

What am I saying to you today? First, you need to have a mindset to want to get up. There’s no need in me trying to teach you, if you aren’t willing to learn. Second, you need to find something (the Word of God) or someone who can help pull you up. Then you need to stand there for a moment and get your balance. Yea, you need to allow the word to process in your spirit and you need to hold that person’s hands until you’re comfortable with letting it go. Then you need to scope out your surroundings. What good is it to get up only to walk into some mess? Finally, take a step. Yes, my brother; yes, my sister; you may fall but get up again. You may stumble but shake it off and keep on going for the bible says in Proverbs 24:16, “The Godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.” Though you fall, the failure is in you not getting up. The word tells me that I am, “persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:9).” You are not out nor are you any less than the next person, when you happen to fall. You simply had a momentary moment but all you have to do is get up. It hurts while you struggling to stand but once you’re up, breath and take a step!

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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