Daily Devotional – 11/3/16 “Take your hands off!”

take-your-hands-offLately, I’ve been feeling some type of way. It’s a feeling I can’t explain neither will I try. Because usually when I feel this way it means the Lord is working something out in my favor. And I wouldn’t dare try to intervene and mess it up. I’ll simply wait patiently until it manifest because I’ve found that when I put my hand in it, I run the risk of messing things up. And for somebody reading this, take your hands off because you’re messing it up. Take your hands off the keypad of the phone, tablet or computer. Don’t you dare respond, you’ll mess it up. Take your hands off of that situation, you’re messing it up. No ma’am, no sir; you might not understand but trust the Man and take your hands off. Stop trying to fix something that’s bigger than you. Quit trying to resolve an issue you don’t have the power too. Take your hands off and step away, you’re messing this thang up. That child you’re fighting, take your hands off. That job, take your hands off. That place of worship, take your hands off.

Beloved, you can’t solve every problem. You can’t mend every broken heart. You can’t have a say in everything. This may be the time for you to hush, remove your hands and wait. Even for the man or woman of God reading this, you too have to take your hands off. Stop fighting with the deacons. Stop arguing with the trustees. Stop losing sleep over why this isn’t working for you when it’s blowing up for someone else. Stop trying to figure it all out. It isn’t for you to fix. Take your hands off. The bible says in 1 Peter 5:6-7, “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” This, whatever “this” is, isn’t your battle. You are simply on assignment. Do what God has told you to do and let Him handle the rest. He never told you to suit up for this battle anyway. You took it among yourself to dress out for war when all He told you to do was go to the battle line and wait. This is why you need to take your hands off before you completely mess it up.

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 11/3/16 “Take your hands off!”

  1. I really needed this reminder. It fit perfectly with what I was asking God about my daughter. He keeps telling me He has her. She is His, but she keeps trying to mess up. I feel like jumping in often. It’s hard cause as a parent we are called to raise our child for Him yet sometimes he calls us to leave it with Him. . Daily placing her before the throne. Thanks for faithfully writing

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