Daily Devotional – 3/30/16 “Resist!”


Have you ever had someone who continually calls you even after the relationship is over? Ever had someone to constantly show up at your house even after you’ve put them out and changed the locks? Ever had folks to consistently bring up the mistakes of your past even though you’re not that person anymore? Folk all in your inbox trying to get your respond, just once! Have you ever been there? Well my brothers and my sisters; this is the same way the enemy works. Yes, you broke it off with him but he’s still calling, only from different numbers hoping today will be the day you’re going through something and will answer. He knows it’s over but he still shows up in the hopes you’re in the midst of a rough patch and will open the door. Yea, he tells you all the things y’all used to do, saying stuff like; “You remember when I used to,” or “You know you liked how I made you feel.” He’ll ask stuff like, “You still got that stuff I bought you?” “You still like to drink ..?” “You still go to club ..?” “You still friends with ..?” All the things he knows will jog your memory on what you used to have with him, hoping it’ll make you let him in. Sending, “Hey,” hoping this moment you’ll reply back. Oh, he even has you thinking that if you let him now, it’ll only be for this time and he’ll leave again. You know, a one night stand.

Well baby, the enemy doesn’t work in one night stands; he likes lifetime commitments. Don’t fall for his lies. Yes, I know he had you fooled into thinking that nobody else could make you feel like he could but how would you know if you’ve never tried anybody else. He has you thinking nobody will take care of you like him but how would you know if you don’t give anybody else a chance. The enemy has somebody bamboozled into thinking you aren’t worthy enough to leave him but try it and see. Please understand, I am only using he but there’s some she’s in the game too. It’s still the enemy, he’s only using what he knows will get you, including her. Stop being fooled by the enemy. His job is to destroy you. His job is to make you feel good, all the time. His job is to bless you in order to keep you out of the realm of God’s blessings and some of us fall victim to him DAILY! Stop! Stop replying to the texts, stop answering the phone and the door, stop getting caught up in the sob stories and stop allowing your flesh to fail you. You’ve got to make it up in your mind that you will resist the enemy. Stop falling for the same tricks that he knows will get you. He knows what you like and he’ll surround you with it every day until you give in but the bible says in Ephesians 4:27, “do not give the devil a foothold,” for James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” God doesn’t tempt us, the enemy does. God will only test us and it is up to us to pass.

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 – 3/30/16 “Resist!”

  1. Today’s devotional is so on point I’ve been married 28yrs been together 34 yrs I was verbally abused emotional abuse disrespected I left 9 mths ago and know I’m very lonely and emotional unstable but I’m. still praying for reconciliation of my marriage I know God can change any situation I’m trusting and believing God for a turnaround

    1. Mrs. Marva,

      I will definitely pray for you and your marriage. In your praying for reconciliation, first pray for the abusive spirit within your husband to be cast out and then pray for reconciliation. Please know this, you are not alone. The enemy will stick to that and he will make you think you are no good alone, don’t listen to him. Take this time to recover from all you’ve been through in order to be stronger when reconcilation comes. May God bless you!

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