Daily Devotional – 8/29/16 “Get in your lane!”

This morning, on my way to work, I was behind a truck that was driving slower than the speed limit on the expressway. Now, you know how we get (maybe I’m the only one) but before I could even get upset, I looked up and realized that I needed to get over anyway. So, it didn’t matter how slow that particular truck was going, if I moved to the right lane I could go as fast as I needed because … get this, don’t miss it … there was no one in front of me! Ha! Come on God! See, many times we complain about not going anywhere fast enough, being stuck and not moving, not being promoted or elevated quick enough and many times we blame it on being behind somebody moving slower than we are, only to look up and realize we’re in the wrong lane. Think about it. We’ve heard the saying or the song that says you’re next in line for a miracle yet no matter how long you stay in line the miracle never shows up. Well, what this saying or song didn’t tell you is, you have to ensure you’re in the right line.

It’s like on last year when I had the privilege of having to visit 201 Poplar (courthouse) for a speeding ticket five miles over the limit. I’d never been there so I assumed the line I was standing in was the right one and man was it long. Long as in about a hundred people (in front of me) long. I stood there for a few minutes only to overhear somebody else mention this line was for the court division I didn’t need thus making me realize, I was in the wrong line. I was in Division 2 but my ticket was in Division 1 and had I stayed in the wrong line, I would have spent hours there only to get to the front to be told they couldn’t help me. However, when I moved to the right line, that only had about 20 people, made it to the front, my ticket was quickly dismissed. Understand this, my ticket would have been resolved either way but had I stayed in the wrong line, it would have taken me a lot longer than it should have to reach a resolution. And it’s the same for life. You may reach your purpose/destiny eventually but don’t prolong getting there by being in the wrong lane. Get in your right lane and then stay there. And while you’re there mind your lane and you’ll limit the possibility of crashing into someone else.

Wrong lane

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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