Daily Devotional – 5/4/16 “Ever seen a bird with a backpack?”


I received an inbox yesterday for clarification on the question, “Have you ever seen a bird with a backpack?” It says that birds consistently travel this planet constantly guided by their instinct to carry out their purpose. Isn’t that something? Although a bird travels from here to there, you’ll never see them with a backpack of their belongings neither will you see them staying in one place simply because they don’t think they’ll find what they need to fulfill their purpose. Why? Well, they trust in what was placed inside of them and that means they are trusting in who made them. It’s like the birds that fly south for the winter. If they decided to stay north because they didn’t think they’d have what they need in the south; I’d surmise they would probably starve to death (as the birds that fly south usually do so to survive). What’s the point? You’ve got to stop staying in your place of complacency simply because you are afraid. You’ve got to quit placing your purpose on hold because you’re worried you won’t have what you need. Have you ever seen a bird with a backpack of twigs to build their nest or worms to eat? No and this is because they trust in their purpose of knowing, they’ll find everything they need when they fly in their purpose.

So I ask these questions of you today? Why do you have a backpack on your back and what’s in it? Is it worry because you don’t feel good enough? Is it self-hatred because you don’t feel beautiful enough? Is it anger because someone did you wrong? Is it selfishness because you’re all about you and nobody else? Is it messiness and gossip because you’ve become good at that? What’s in your backpack and why are you carrying it around? When will you trust in what God has placed inside of you? When will let go of the backpack and soar higher? When will you let go of the negativity and worry and believe in who God has made you? A bird flies without thought of what they’ll need because they trust, through faith, in how they were created and that what they need to fulfill their purpose will be given. Why are we, as Christians, not capable of tapping into our faith and trusting in who created us knowing we have access to everything we need to fulfill our purpose? Birds were created with wisdom to build and strength to fly in order to survive and we’re created with wisdom to build and strength to survive. Why aren’t we? They trust their purpose and the purpose giver. Do we?

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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