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 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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