Daily Devotional – 5/23/16 “It cost more to settle!”

Why are you settling? Don’t you know you are worthy of more? If not, then you need to start, today; at this very moment getting to know your worth. Stop settling for the first man or woman who tells you you’re cute/handsome. You ought to know this about yourself. Get through the sweet talk and search their heart. Overlook the batting of those fake lashes or the suave debonair of how he looks in a suit and find out if they can meet the need of being your helpmate. Quit settling for the first church you worship with simply because you enjoyed the service, that day, when you should ensure this is the place of worship where you fit and one that meets your spiritual needs. Stop settling for the first loan offer they give when you should be negotiating what fits your needs and your budget. Look, man or woman of God; you’ve been given everything you need to know your worth. How do I know? Well, God made you in His image and He’s appointed you an heir to His kingdom. This alone ought to increase your value! The bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people–none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” Verse 11 says (This is the part where you shout), “Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Chile, stop allowing folks to pay a thrift store price for you when you’ve been washed in the blood and are now valued at more than money can buy. Stop selling yourself for clearance prices that any ole body can afford when you should be put up for the one who is meant for you. For when this happens, the one you’re meant for won’t have to buy you anyway because you’ll willing offer yourself to him. You’ve got to stop settling! Ladies, stop settling because he drives a fancy car only to find out he isn’t even worth what it cost to fill it up with gas. Men, stop settling because you see the coke bottle shape only to later find out it was that good girdle that gave you the look you wanted and she isn’t worth the cost of it. When you begin to settle for anything, you lose your value and it’s then you’ll sell yourself to the one willing to pay for what you have to offer. But beloved, you’ve got to get to a place where you know and realize that you’re worth more than a $15 steak dinner, a paid cell phone bill or material stuff. Stop settling for what looks good at the moment because it won’t last. Get to know your self-worth in order to then be able to teach the little people you’re raising theirs. Because when you settle it leads to suffering oh but when you don’t, you satisfy the Savior by submitting to Him which then allows you to secure somebody who is spiritual enough to meet the standards of God’s will for your life. Stop settling!

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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