Daily Devotional – 10/16/15 “Who are you proving it too?”

Why do we spend the majority of our time trying to please folk and then give God the sloppy parts that’s left? I mean, some of us (I’m using us because this thang is about everybody) get up every day to post pictures of our relationship because we want to prove to social media it’s as good as you say it is. Yet, we aren’t trying to make it so and prove to God that it is. We are so worried with how folk will see us on the outside that we forget about the fact that God is looking on the inside. We take more time arguing with folk about our spirituality yet we don’t spend any time with God accepting His anointing. Yea, we post spiritual messages but how’s your life outside of social media? Does it match? We upload picture after picture of a smiling face but at home we’re drinking tears for water. Who are you trying to prove it too that you’re happy? Maybe if we spent more time trying to be happy, we wouldn’t have to put on a show for the world because then we’d actually be happy.

I’m only asking the question … who are you trying to prove it too? You do know that folk will talk about you no matter what you do, right? Then why are you concerned about them when you need to be concerned with God, who you barely speak too. Baby, you’ll never do it right for everybody because somebody in the group will find something wrong with you, your appearance, your relationship, what you say, the job you have, the car or house you stay in or what you did yesterday. Some of the folks you’re friends with on social media don’t like you anyway, they are simply waiting for something drastic to happen in your life so they can run and tell. Why are you trying to entertain them? You won’t talk about God out of fear of what folk might say. You won’t come to bible study because you don’t want folk to know you ready/study God’s word. You don’t go to Sunday school because then folk may ask who you’re changing for. You barely go to worship because then folk might call you holy. Well, I suggest you stop worrying about “them” because they can’t put you in Heaven or hell. Stop trying to please folk, you can’t! Ask yourself this question, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)”

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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