Daily Devotional – 1/29/16 “When?”

I am often reminded that time isn’t at the mercy of us. Yea; death, sickness, being misused by family and friends, being talked about and sold out can give you a quick dose of reality that time doesn’t wait on you. When I consistently see RIP attached to someone else name, it’s a sure reminder that death waits on no one. Time is swiftly passing by. So, tell me again what you’re waiting on to get yourself together. Y’all the bible says we have to be ready at all times for we don’t know the day nor the hour when our time is coming (Mark 13:32). This means we have to keep (not get) our house in order. Please understand, I am not perfect by any stretch of anyone’s imagination but I live today trying to be better than yesterday. I’ve told you before that I never could have dreamed I’d be in this place in my life. A place where people inbox me, not with mess but for encouragement; where people dial my number for prayer instead of gossip. A place I write a devotional blog that has new followers every day and in a place where I stand in the pulpit to preach God’s message as a way to pull His people up. I’m in a place where I’ve added published author to my resume and where folk remember my name and it’s not for something bad. I never thought I’d be here but I am and because of that I am living every day. I don’t want to get on my sick-bed and then have regrets about what I could have done. I don’t want to leave this world without helping all I can. I want to leave a legacy.

This is why we have to make the most of every opportunity, every chance, every second, every minute and every day. We are the only ones who can make the most of our happiness. Start today. I don’t know who this is for but baby you’ve got to let go of the hell you keep holding on too. You’ve got to step out of that comfortable place and trust in the faith you have. You’ve got to let go of folk who are hurting your chance of being greater. You’ve got to get up. The bible says in Ephesians 5:15-16, “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” I don’t know what you are dealing with ma’am, sir but you’ve got to get to a place in your life where you’re happy. Not for anyone else but for you! Don’t wait until tomorrow because you aren’t promised to see it. Don’t wait until the children are grown to do you. Don’t stay at that church because it’s family and you don’t want to hurt nobody when clearly you’re hurting. Get to a place in your life where you say, “I never thought I’d be here” and it comes from joy and not jack up. God has invested in you, when will you invest in 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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