Daily Devotional – 12/9/15 “Chocolate or complaining”

My nerves are on level 10! My schedule has been changed to accommodate overtime in our department and the traffic getting to work was horrible. Add that with I didn’t sleep well, last night, due to a headache and well, you get the idea. I think I ask God for forgiveness fifteen times in a few minutes. Jesus! But you know what? It could be worse. So you know what I did? I went and bought some turtles pretzels from the bake sale and I ate them! Yep, I ate them for breakfast. See, I could walk around with a frown on my face, mad at the fact that it took me an hour to get to work but why would I do that when I made it, safe and sound. I could let the disaster of my morning ruin my entire day but then that would be my fault. Baby, I’m too cute to walk around frowning so I decided to let it go. I couldn’t do anything about the traffic but I can surely do something about my mood. And I did, I ate chocolate for breakfast.

So between last night and this morning, whatever happened, happened. Get over it! Our attitude depends on us. Do something about it. Stop walking around mad at the world. Stop choosing to be angry when you can choose to love instead. Get out of the funk you’re in and enjoy life. It’s not about the money you have or don’t have, the car you have or don’t have, the house you may or may not want but it’s all about the genuineness of your heart. Quit holding on to what somebody did or said about you. Let it go. Eat the chocolate, buy that pair of shoes, skip the gym, read that book, take that long bath, sing loudly out of key; do whatever you want to do. Just stop complaining. Don’t complain because your circumstance could be a lot worse. And the bible says in Philippians 2:13-15 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” I have a choice, chocolate or complaining and I chose the chocolate. What about 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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