Daily Devotional – 6/15/17 “Can your character speak for you?”

Did you know a rumor about you will spread faster than the truth? You probably did but did you also know this happens because folk cannot nor will they try to believe the good in you? It will not matter what you do, they will still lie on you. You can tell them the truth, in your words, and they will still call you a liar. Baby, there will be folk who sat at your graduation and then spread the rumor you’re a drop out. Folk will show up at your church, be flat on their face at the altar and then lie like you don’t have the oil of anointing. Folk will log on to your live videos, comment and heart ever status while stealing what you posted yet they will swear you did not say it. This is only because folk are thirsty for the negative … IN YOU! Think about it. Jesus was the epitome of perfect yet they lied on Him. They said He wasn’t who He claimed to be. They watched Him heal, (sometimes from a distance), they witnessed Him loose folk of demons, they heard Him speak life back into dead people and places and they saw Him feed the multitude but they still called Him a liar and deceiver. Even today, folk still lie on God yet He still work miracles, He still shows up to snatch us out of dark places and He works even in the midst of naysayers because He knows His truth.

This is why, beloved, you don’t have to chase down every rumor and lie that has been spoken about you. When a person goes to trial, there is sometimes circumstantial evidence against them and the prosecutor believes he/she has an open and shut case. But then, your attorney gets up and he disproves everything that was once stacked against you. He brings in character witnesses and evidence that testifies on your behalf and when the juror comes back with their verdict, it’s not guilty. Why? Because your character of evidence proved you as such. Which leads me to the question, how is your character? Character, the mental and moral qualities of a person. You do know your character precedes, you right? You are aware that your character will speak on your behalf, correct? Then how is it? The bible says in Proverbs 10:8-9, “The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces. People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.” You can and will believe what you want, the same way folk can and will believe what they hear but can your character speak for you?

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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