Daily Devotional – 11/7/16 “Fight Mode!”

Someone woke up this morning after a very hard and long weekend. You may have experienced anger or abuse, burden or betrayal, change or criticism, death or disappointment, divorce and depression, heartache and headaches, unfair fights, endless pain, tormenting fear or unyielding tears. You may have looked around and found no physical help. You may have even called a few folk and they didn’t come. Went to worship only to leave worse. Tried some more folk and they couldn’t help either, only to get up this morning still in fight mode … Good, stay there! Why? Well because you need to fight. Fight for your sanity. Fight for your peace of mind. Fight to get your good name back. Fight for your joy. Beloved, fight for your life! See, it’s when you get fed up and tired that you’ll really fight. It’s when you get sick of folk doing you any kind of way that you’ll really put some weight on it and punch. It’s when you get tired of fighting the same folk over the same issues they know isn’t right that’ll you stand in the correct position and truly fight to win.

So whomever you are, you have a right to fight but you have to fight with the right stuff. Stop trying to fight with stuff you know good and well you can’t win with. When David fought Goliath, Saul initially gave him his armor but David wasn’t use to them. So, he got what he was used to fighting with; 5 smooth stones, his slingshot and shepherd’s bag. 5 biblically means, God’s grace. And not only did David take God’s grace but he took the stone of obedience, the stone of servanthood, the stone of faith, the stone of prayer and the stone of the Holy Ghost = 5 smooth stones. See, David fought with what he knew would work. Now my question to you is this, if you know what you’ve been using/doing isn’t working, when will you tap into what does? You’ve got to stop being afraid because David says in Psalm 56:3-4, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise– in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” I don’t know what you’re fighting ma’am, sir but I do know that when you take the grace of God with you, He’ll do the rest.


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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