Daily Devotional – 3/2/16 “Born with a purpose!”

You were born with a purpose, don’t die with regret! What kind? Regret of not walking in your true calling, regret of not stepping out on faith, regret of not taking a chance or regret of allowing your life to be in vain. The last thing you should want is for your purpose to be buried with you. Live a life that’s pleasing and then live a life than will leave a legacy behind. Beloved, folk shouldn’t have to read your tombstone to know you were an aspiring minister, singer, writer, nurse, doctor, lawyer, business owner or etc. Let it be revealing by the life you live. I don’t want someone standing up at my home going celebration saying, “She wanted to be a …,” no ma’am, no sir; I want you standing up reading my accolades of the things I’ve accomplished because then I would have left a legacy. Once we’re dead, what else can we do? This is why we have to live. This is why we have to live happily. This is why we have to live happily every day. Why? The bible says in Ephesians 1:11, “In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.”

Oh but then it doesn’t end there because Romans 8:30 says, “And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” So tell me again, why aren’t you walking in your purpose? Yes, God yes, it gets hard; you get knocked down more times than you want, you get talked about more times than not, you may get lied on and persecuted for believing in the God of multiple chances, you may even get to a point of feeling defeated yet even through all this, your purpose doesn’t change nor is it forfeited. And walking in your purpose pays off. Yea, it does. Walking in your purpose prepares you to reap the benefits of the harvest you sow. It may be sown in tears, bruises, sickness, hurt, rejection, repossessions, foreclosures, bankruptcies, divorce, death of some loved one, layoffs and burdens yet it’ll pay off. You may not see it now but you don’t see the benefits of a planted seed until it starts peeking through the dirt of blooming. Baby, don’t count out what you’ve sown. Yea, it may look dead but some flowers die in the winter only to spring forth in the spring. Wait your turn. But in your waiting, don’t allow your purpose to die for it was given to you for a purpose!

Purpose

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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