Daily Devotional – 12/17/15 “Dear John”

Dear John (Judgments, Obstacles, Hindrances, Nervousness),

I know you got the memo when I told your girl Jane to kick rocks yet you’re still hanging around. No, don’t act surprised by this letter, you knew your time was up too. I no longer need your constant judgment of me, they are meaningless now. Those obstacles you’ve been placing in my way, I’ve been given the GPS to go around them. Oh, you thought because I was nervous, I’d give in or if you kept being a hindrance, I’d say forget it; you were wrong, dead wrong! Your lease is up in my space. I no longer have room for you here because I’ve got new tenants moving in.

Yes, you read that right; new tenants. Their names are joy, peace, grace and mercy. No need of trying to hang around to meet them, you’re not their type; I know because you’re no longer mine. Thank you for the time spent though, it made me realize I can do so much better. I no longer worry about what others think of me. I no longer get afraid when I come to a road block. I am no longer bound by limitations of what I can’t do because I now know what I can do.

Dear John

I know you think I’ll get weak and let you back in but you’re wrong. Just like I told Jane, I’m stronger now. Why the change in my attitude? Well, while you and Jane were sleeping, I got reacquainted with an old friend. We met a long time ago but I lost touch with Him but when I called Him, He came because that’s what friends do. He doesn’t care about my past because He’s preparing my present and prepping me for my future. He didn’t ask what I’d been up to, it didn’t matter to Him. He just came when I called and He’s giving me all I need to survive. So, you can go now; I’m good.

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26

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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