Daily Devotional – 4/22/16 “Whining and complaining?”

Trust God

Look, you ought to be at a point in your life where whining and complaining are no longer a choice for you or at best it should be minimal. Yes, I know things are going to happen but whining tho? When has whining and complaining gotten you anything worthy? When has throwing yourself a pity party ever resulted in something good? When has blaming folk ever paid off for you? When has making God the cause of your problems worked out in your favor? I get it, you see more bills than money, more sickness than healing, more death than deliverance, more killings than kindness, more situations than solutions, more problems than patience and more things than time but complaining won’t solve them. While you see an issue, God is giving you an instance to actually interpret His involvement as influenced instruction. See, God won’t ever allow you to go in a test without first giving you the directions of how to come out. God will not send you into a storm without the strength you need to soon come out. God won’t let you deal with defeat without having a plan for your deliverance afterwards. This is why you’ve got to get out of the comfortable state of whining and complaining.

Yes, I know you’ve gotten good at it but it’s meaning you no good. Yes, I know nobody tells you that you’re doing too much but let me be the first … you’re doing the most, chile! Stop focusing on the door that closed, you’re missing the one that’s opening. Stop being concerned about the folk who’ve left when God is sending you a group of folk to push you into your next level. Stop leaning on your past, you’re missing your present. Stop worrying about the few things that didn’t work when there are numerous ones that do. Stop looking at what you lost when God specializes in restoration. Quit looking at the start and work until the test is done because you may be surprised at the outcome. All you see is the storm brewing but you’ve yet to seek the advice of the meteorologist who is never wrong. I know it looks dark but have you spoken to the man who created light? Yes, your life may be hard, at this very moment but God hasn’t left you. Stop whining! As long as you go through with God, you’ll come out with God. Your troubles are temporary, your pain shall pass, your crying will cease, your meaning will manifest and your obedience to God will become obvious. What you need to do now is, stop complaining and whining through the obstacle of life in order to see that’s God’s miracle (which is you) can overcome it all.

“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” –Philippians 2:14-15

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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