Daily Devotional – 4/28/17 “To follow or not..”

One of the coolest features I like about Facebook is the unfollow feature. It is one that allows you to stop seeing people’s post without unfriending them. Alright, you may not say it but let us be honest for a moment. There are some folk who post A LOT, some who post foolishness and some whose beliefs I may not agree with so I unfollow them. It doesn’t mean our friendship or familyship (not a real word but you get it) is severed, it is just my way of “unfollowing” their stuff. Because whether you want to believe it or not, following some stuff and/or some people can get you caught up, put you in your feelings, make you want to express ‘your’ thoughts and even, sometimes, have you doubting what you believe. This is especially true when you blindly follow or when you like someone, so much, you believe everything he/she says, does and post. And with so many false teachers and the easy access of the internet, a lot of our thoughts can be jacked up by the stuff and/or people we choose to follow.

For example … say you’re following someone. You don’t question them when they tell you, they know the way because you’ve friended them and you trust them. You’ve been following them for some time and then you look up and realize, you’ve been going the wrong way the entire time. Now, you have to turn around and go back the wrong way just to start over going the right way. How much time have you wasted? To take it even further, let us say you’ve been following someone, blindly, spiritually. How much time have you lost? This is what I mean when I say, there is some stuff and/or people you need to unfollow. It does not mean you un-love or unlike the person but their thoughts are not your thoughts and their ways are not your ways. Stop blindly following. Even when it comes to this devotional, I expect you to study God’s word for yourself because although God has anointed me, I don’t know it all and I would be fooling you and myself if I said I did. Beloved, if you take nothing else from this post, get this, be mindful of who and/or what you follow. That’s all.

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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