Daily Devotional – 3/8/16 “Don’t wait until one day …”

When I pulled up Google this morning, there was a message that said, share your #OneDayIWill to celebrate International Women’s Day. That got me to thinking, what will you do, one day? And why do you have to wait until one day to do it? This isn’t just for women but it’s for all of us. See, I’ve come to realize by now that if I don’t do it, I’ll only have myself to blame. I can’t worry about what might happen because it might not. I can’t worry about if folk will support it, some will, some won’t. I can’t worry about tomorrow for I might not see it. So I ask the question again but this time it’s a little different … what will you do? You don’t have to wait until one day, today is better than any to start. Listen beloved, I don’t know what it is you’ve been contemplating over but when will you trust in the faith that God has given you? When will you step out the boat of familiarity, comfort and complacency and allow your faith to kick in to do it! (Whatever your “it” is)

I’ve told you before and I don’t mind asking again but what’s the sense of having a gift only to allow it to be buried with you, when you die, without utilizing it. Let me be transparent for a minute. Before I accepted God’s calling on my life, I was fearful. I was the one standing at the edge of the boat while God beckoned me to come out. I was looking around at the folk who I thought would have something negative to say, I was hearing those who were already thinking “she isn’t minister material,” and I was looking back over my life to try to understand why I would be worthy of such a calling but then God said, “Girl, what are you going to do?” So, I got out and my life hasn’t been the same since. Yes, I have naysayers in my inbox saying I shouldn’t be preaching and writing books about sex but I politely type a message back, “And you are?” I have those, family included, who will never support anything I do and guess what; I’m alright with that. I have folk who are wishing I’d fall but I simply show them the credentials of God’s anointing that tells me even when I fall, I can get back up. And then I walk on. So tell me, what are you waiting for? The time will never be right, you will never be perfect, you won’t please everybody, you might not get tomorrow and you might just make a mistake but you have to try. Don’t wait until one day, you might not see it. Do, be, go, see and become whatever you are destined to be, not one day but TODAY. Don’t use #OneDayIWill but use #TodayIWill or #TodayIChoose. Or you can always make your own.

“But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.” Proverbs 6:9-11

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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