Daily Devotional – 3/15/17 “Move by God!”

Sometimes you have to leave what you know in order to grow. I’ve shared this before but this week, God has been using ME and my personal testimony because somebody needs to know, it can happen for you too. This is for you who is about to give up because you’re tired of being denied. This is for you who is about to throw in the towel and not apply for that job. This is for you who is about to give up on moving out of town. This is for you who is about to turn down a position because it’s in another state. This is for you who is afraid to submit the resume because you think you’re too young or unqualified. This is for you who won’t go back to school because you don’t think you can afford it! God is, at this appointed time, getting ready to shift some folk who have been behind the scene. He’s about to alter the acoustic sound of your ministry and it’s going to blow some people’s minds. He’s getting ready to elevate some folk no one has heard of. And He has already prepared the press release to ensure your name is spelled right. All you have to do is move when God says move. Stop explaining why you quit your job, they won’t understand. Stop clarifying why you keep going with only 3 folk showing up for bible study. Quit trying to get folk to understand the vision God gave you. Move! You owe nobody a reason for the anointing when they didn’t give it to you.

Trust God and move. If anyone would have told me, ten years ago, I’d be where I am; I wouldn’t have believed them. But when God told me it was time to move from the only church I’d known to a church that although I knew, it was out of my comfort zone; I was devastated. I had to drive 45 minutes to church, to a place I didn’t know would even accept me but I did. It wasn’t overnight because my feelings were hurt and I was scared but I moved. Was it hard? God yes but the glory I’ve received has outweighed every uncertainty. I am not sharing this for somebody to get up and make a drastic change, immediately, however, I am telling you to move when God says move. For somebody, it will be drastic but you’ll get your deliverance. For some, it’ll be suddenly but it’ll quiet your storm. For some, it’s premeditated but it’ll relieve your pain. For some, it’ll be slow but satisfying. For some it’s going to hurt like you wouldn’t believe but don’t hinder it. This move, whatever it is to wherever it is; God has a purpose for it. Plus, you can’t grow in a place you’ve outgrown nor can you expand in an area with limitations. Move with God and when God says.

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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