Daily Devotional – 4/7/16 “It’s not about you!”

I’ve told you before, you can’t measure how anointed you are by the actions of others. Don’t you understand that your anointing isn’t even based on you? Your anointing is appointed by God and you ought to be thankful it’s not based on your service because then most of us wouldn’t amount to anything. This is why you have to stop worrying about who’s supporting you and who’s not. Baby, you’ll quickly find that even those you thought were cheering for you aren’t. There are folks who walk among you, who are part of your squad that’s waiting on you to fail. There are folks related by blood that won’t support anything you do. Some of the folks, who are smiling in your face, speak negatively about you as soon as you leave. Don’t worry too much about it or them. Why? Because you don’t owe them a thing but to love them (and you can do that from a distance)! Stop demonstrating your destiny, they don’t deserve it. Quit trying to prove to them your purpose when they only participate in it when it pleases them.

Beloved, you’ve been waiting on an invitation to preach in somebody’s pulpit you thought liked you and it still hasn’t come. You’re still trying to get folks to believe in your gift. You’re still trying to get folks to support you and they won’t even if it’s free. Don’t worry about them. God will lift you up in the midst of folk who are calling you nothing. God will place your name in places you’ve never been. God will open doors folk will say you don’t deserve to walk through. Why does He do this? Well, it’s because it’s not about you. When you get out of your flesh and humble yourself, God will do the rest. When you get out of your feelings, God will allow you to flourish. When you start to realize that your anointing, gifts, purpose and your destiny isn’t based on you but based on whose you are; God will do the rest. Yes, I understand … you think you should have progressed by now, you think you should be farther along than you are and you think more folk should know your name but all of these things come from trying to please people. When you stop worrying about folk and start working through your faith, you’ll see the difference.

“He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:5-6

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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