Daily Devotional – 6/8/17 “Leave something to the imagination!”

Some of us are in the same place of struggling as last year and if I can be honest, for some it is worse. And get this, it isn’t because of situations and circumstances but it is from trying to fit into a place you’ve outgrown. You are trying to make relationships work that died last year. You are in covenant with folk who broke their end of the deal months ago. You are still trying to get your likes and views up on Facebook so you’ll stop talking about God and deal with mess. You’re still trying to get folk to understand you. WHY? Stop trying to explain everything to folk who will not take the time to understand. Let them wonder about you because as long as they are curious, they will show up. And while they are showing to be nosey, they’ll mess around and get saved. Stop putting all your business on social media. My grandma always says, “You have to leave something to the imagination.” Beloved, there will always be more folk at your funeral than at the celebration and that is something you have to deal with. It’s not because they care about you or your family, some of them are simply happy you’ve expired. Don’t take it the wrong way, I am just being honest because there are some folk who likes everything you post but cannot stand you. No, you haven’t done anything to them but they can’t understand why you are being blessed like you are. So, they won’t celebrate you living but they will celebrate the fact that you’ve died.

It hurts but you’ve got to get a place of being alright with that. If you don’t, you will find yourself with your feelings hurt when the room isn’t as crowded as you expect it to be. When you don’t get to a place of being alright, you’ll have more nights of drinking tears. Baby, everyone will not celebrate you and when you focus on those who don’t, you lose sight of those who do. Appreciate those who show up even without an invitation. Thank those who are coming no matter how far or the cost. Rejoice for the faithful members who show up to bible study. And pray, exceedingly, for those who will come even when you call at the last minute. These are the ones you need, stop taking them for granted. Because one of these days, without your doing, those ones who have never show up before will have no choice but to come, they’ll need you to pray them out some stuff. Those who never answer the phone, they’ll call you now because they need your anointing to get them through. And those who you could never count on, will count on you because they need some of the oil from your cup. Just watch! Stop forcing something that isn’t, when that isn’t part of your assignment. God handles the crowd, you handle the calling. God sells the tickets, He simply needs you to testify.

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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