Daily Devotional – 3/17/16 “Who are you?”

Usually when you ask someone, in the church, who they are; they are quick to say, “I’m a child of God.” However, I want to know do you really know who you are? Honestly. Could you be direct in your answer to this question? Who are you? Well for me, I’ve come to realize that the only way I can be is honest. Who am I? I am Lakisha, I love God but I still cuss. I am anointed by God but I still, sometimes, get angry or have an attitude. God favors me but I still have flaws. I preach God’s word but I can also put you in your place, respectfully. I work for God’s kingdom but I also write books about sex. I am not perfect but I am perfectly positioned for the post God has placed me on and I won’t ever persuade you to believe in me. No ma’am, no sir! Why? Well because I am not the one you should be seeking, seek the God in me! This is why I don’t explain my position; God was the one who created it. Yes, I’ve had some people to tell me that I shouldn’t be writing fiction books and preaching God’s word but you know what I say to them … Absolutely nothing. And you want to know why? It’s because I don’t owe them an explanation. IdentityBeloved, no one was there when God started speaking to me. You weren’t there the nights He woke me up, the days I stood in the bathroom’s stall trying to figure out a way to say no to God or the many conversations we had. So do you honestly think I will try, even on a bad day, to expound to you why I am who’s I am? I won’t. To hell with folk who act all holier than thou on social media but still cuss folk out when no one is around. Yes, I see you with all your holy posts but I’ve also seen your hellish ones (you know before you became so saved).

So, when folk ask me who I am; I tell them. I am a sinner who is continually saved by grace. I still wear 5” or higher heels, I love dresses but I shop cheap and I absolutely love the Lord. You can’t change that. Now, I ask you; who are you? Don’t be ashamed of who you are or where you came from. Embrace your flaws. Don’t be concerned with those who never support you because I can bet out of the 1300 friends I have on Facebook, some of them are just lurking to see if the day has come when I don’t smile bright. Chile, they didn’t even accept Jesus in his hometown, do you honestly think everyone will accept you? Most of them can’t believe it’s you, a lot of them can’t understand why it’s you doing it and a heap of them can’t fathom why you are being blessed like you are. That’s alright. Stop trying to explain it to them. Stop trying to badger them to accept you. Stop begging them to support you. Oh because there will be a day, they’ll have no choice but to honor what God is doing and it won’t have a thing to do with you. And the next time be able to answer … Who are you, why are you here and what have you come to do? Don’t answer these questions to appease folk but answer them so that you know your true self. You’d be amazed at how many of God’s children are serving in the church without an identity.

“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 3/17/16 “Who are you?”

  1. Who Am I? I’m Sister Betty Jo….I’m Still In Process….Thank you Lakisha…God Bless you. Agape! Shalom

  2. Reblogged this on " Sister To Sister 53 " and commented:
    Jesus Christ is Whom we are to please, and not Them!! He speaks that the first will be last, and the last will be first. ” My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Amen!! Amen!!

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