Daily Devotional – 2/20/17 “Moving but sitting still!”


When you watch movies, many times the actors/actresses are in cars and although it looks like they are moving, reality is they are sitting still. See, the engineers of the show creates an effect to make it look as if the car is moving when it isn’t. Now, if you were to pay attention to the scenery, you may just realize this. But most times we are caught up in the scene to pay attention to anything else. We never notice the gear shift, in older movies, is in one position. We never notice, in newer movies, the same tree in every scene. We never notice little things because the producers’ hope the storyline will keep you so entertained that you don’t notice anything else. And a lot of us are in this same position, spiritually. We’re stuck in a place and although it looks like we’re moving, we aren’t. It’s like getting into an elevator without pushing the number to your desired floor. The doors will close and for a second, you’ll think you are moving, until it dings and the elevator doors open and you realize you’re still on the same floor. If we shall be honest, a lot of us find ourselves moving but not going anywhere. Because we are stuck in a knock off version of a car that will never move.

And it’s nobody’s fault but yours. Nope, I won’t apologize for being blunt because some of us need the harsh reality before we can get up and do something. Well beloved here it is … you’ve stayed in nowhere too long. Yea, you’ve worn out your welcome in the state of stationary and seen all there is in the city of stagnant. You’ve been at this mountain too long and it’s time you, for real, moved. It’s time you yell, ‘cut’ and get out the made up car. It’s high time you shout, ‘this is a wrap,’ and move. It’s time you wave goodbye to the extras on the set and let them know, I’ve got some real moving to do. Because today, I want to feel the wind on my face. Today, I want to know what it feels like for the car to actually move. Today, I no longer want to be held back in a place of nowhere. Today, I need to get to greater! And you can. You can make a decision to change the scenery of your journey, you can decide to do something about being stuck in the same non-winning role and you can make it up in your mind that you’re tired of sitting still in a place that can’t pay you what you’re worth. Today, you have to; no, you can decide if today will be the day you stop showing up to rehearse the same lines. Today … You make a choice.

Dear God,
Help me to get out of the motionless place. Give me the strength to end the lease on the self-induced place of nowhere-ville. Don’t allow me to miss the scenery on the journey and don’t let me miss my opportunity to move. Guide me, oh God that I may finally move to a place of greater.

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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