Daily Devotional – 7/13/16 “Questions you need to answer!”

If I were to ask you who you are, could you tell me right off the top of your head? If I were to ask you whose you are, would you stutter at the answer? I’m only asking because you HAVE to know who you are before you can get anybody else to believe in you. If I ask your name and you have to think about it, I’ll think you’re lying. This is the same way when it comes to ministry and even worldly work. Chile, lookahere … It doesn’t matter if your gift hasn’t paid off, act like it has. It doesn’t matter if folk don’t know your name, make them memorize it by the time you leave their presence. Beloved, you should always walk into a room with all the confidence in the world (even with your knees shaking from nervousness) because you must have belief in yourself before you get anyone else to buy what you’re selling or believe what you’re telling. Let me tell you, each time I get up to minister, to speak, teach or even sell books; I am a nervous wreck however I believe in what God has instilled in me so I act like I got it all together when most times I don’t. But this is where the Holy Spirit intercedes for me. This is why it doesn’t matter that I’ve yet to stand in many of places to proclaim God’s name, I act like I have because it’s coming. It doesn’t matter to me that I’ve yet to reach the New York Times Best Sellers list, I act like I have because I know it’s coming.

See, what I’m doing is simply preparing me for the bigger that’s to come. What this is, is me working to get everything together while I’m at this level so I’ll be prepared for the elevation. And you have to start believing it for yourself too. Claim what you want and work like you’ve already got it. Pray about what you want and then praise like it’s already yours. Baby, I thank God in advance, daily, for the many places my feet will hit (even before I get there). I’m thanking God, right now, for the new house He’s about to put in our name and it’s not even built yet. Why? Well because I know whose I am and I expect God to do it for me. So let me ask you these questions again. Do you know who you are? Do you know whose you are? Do you believe in yourself? Beloved, you can’t trust in what you think but you’ve got to trust in the God you know. You can’t put your faith in man but put your trust in THE Man who’s able to do above anything you could ever dream of. The bible says in Proverbs 28:26, “Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.” Believe it and it shall be but if you trust it by faith, it’s already done. Who are you? Whose are you? What are you selling? What are you telling? If you can’t answer these questions, go back into the workshop and work on it because these are things you HAVE to know.

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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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