Daily Devotional – 3/21/16 “God got it!”

Somebody woke up this morning feeling defeated because you’ve been waiting on an answer from God and it’s yet to come. You probably paced all night long crying out to God for Him to show up because you need Him now!Romans 8 Somebody else worried all day yesterday so much that you didn’t even go to worship. You keep toiling over a situation; you said you’d turned over to God. You’re trying to figure out why he or she doesn’t love you like you thought they should. You’re stuck in the same place wondering if you made the right decision about the assignment you took on years ago. You’re standing immobile, in your mind, while you’re still trying to make sense of a loved one’s death. You’ve become complacent in your mess because you keep using the excuse, “God knows my heart.” Well, baby how long are you going to keep on with this? When are you going to realize everything works in God’s time and not yours? Isn’t it time you allowed God to step in? All you need to do is look around and you’ll quickly realize, you’re only making you worse.

Yes, I know you go to church every Sunday and your place on the same pew is marked by your butt impression but that means nothing if you keep leaving the same as you came. Yes, I know you pray during devotion, altar call and prayer service but when are you going to start praying for yourself? Yea, the pastor has your number on speed dial but he or she can’t get you heaven. When are you going to stop? Stop with the excuses, the running, the mistakes and the woe is me? Chile, don’t you know God has been trying to give you your answer, you won’t listen. God has been showing you, you won’t look. God has been removing those people; you keep going to get them. God gave you a way out, you went back. God has ordered your steps, you keep getting off. God has set your path, you are the one following folk and going in the wrong direction. Beloved, God doesn’t make mistakes. How do I know? The bible tells me He knew us before our momma hooked up with our daddy, before we started forming in the womb He’d already purposed our life and before we even came to be known as the name on our birth certificates, He’d already anointed us for a greater cause. You are NOT a mistake. Now, the mess you make occasionally, that’s a mistake but you my brother, you my sister; you are not. All you have to do is trust God and keep your eye on Him. My pastor told me, “If I do what I can, God will do what I can’t.” That’s enough right there for me to do it, what about you?

Jeremiah 1:5, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

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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