Daily Devotional “11/22/16 – Clean your mess!”

Why are you constantly staring at the mess you’ve made? Why are you still walking around that pile of garbage like it’s going to take itself out? When are you going to get up and clean your house? Aren’t you tired of the stench? Aren’t you tired of walking around the junk? Are you not tired of moving stuff from one place to the other and still having no room? Then will when you get up, dry the tears and clean up? Please understand, I am not talking about actual garbage but I’m speaking in regards to the stuff you’ve allowed to taint you inwardly. See, you’ve allowed the hurt of your last relationship to stink up your heart and you’re wondering why no one would dare get close. You’ve allowed the loss of your job to jack up your attitude and now you can’t understand why no one will hire you. You’re still moving baggage from your last three relationships into your new one yet you’re having a hard time figuring out why it won’t work. You left your last church mad at the pastor and now you can’t stand any of them. And you’re allowing your past to hold you hostage in your present.

Baby, it’s time to clean up your mess. Yea! It’s time you stop crying over the spilled milk of stale memories and clean it up. It’s time you stop walking pass the garbage bag of guilt, throw it out. Open the closet and bring out those suitcases of suffering, it’s time to throw them out. That closet of chaos that’s holding the memories of past mistakes, throw them out. Those old text, dm’s and inbox messages; delete them. Those pictures, erase them. Stop stalking his/her page. Stop friending everybody he/she dates. Stop showing up at his/her church. It’s time to clean up. You stink! Baby, you stank! Have you seen the Febreze commercials that say, “You smell this but your friends smell this?” This the same way with you because you’ve become attached to the mess so you no longer smell that it stinks but it does. This is why you need to get up and cleanup!

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” – Proverbs 4:23

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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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