Daily Devotional – 7/3/17 “Not my will but thy will be done!”

I, sometimes, find it eerily ironic to look back on devotionals written around the same time last year and they are exactly what is needed now. And although I find it creepy, I believe it is because God already knows what we will need and when. I am, right now, sitting at my desk at work trying not to get frustrated about this project that I am currently working on that is expecting more of me than I am willing or capable to give. Then as I begin to communicate with God on what I should share, to encourage somebody else; I was lead to the devotional I did last year. This devotional simply says, we are all on an assignment. It says, well let me copy part of what it said.

Last year’s devotional said … “When God has placed us on assignment, it is our duty to finish it. Yes, it may be hard and we go through moments of not understanding but we have to finish because it’s the only way we’ll get promoted. See, you have to understand this; God will never place us in an assignment He didn’t write the coursework for nor one He didn’t fully test. Neither will God ever place us in an assignment He hasn’t mapped out the action plan for leaving. This is why you have to trust Him going into the assignment, in the assignment and coming out of the assignment. And regardless of how we feel about it, it is not up for discussion because we can’t barter with God. We either go now or we go later. But understand, going later comes with a whole lot of stuff you might not necessarily like.”

Wow! I wrote this last year but it just, literally, shook me spiritually right now. (I am talking to self but you can eavesdrop (listen in), if you want.) You cannot get frustrated now, you got work to do. You cannot give up now, you’ve come too far. You got a responsibility to stay where you are, don’t move. Yes, it is hard. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it does not make sense. Yes, you want to throw in the towel. Yes, you have had enough but if it was over, God would move you. Girl (Dude), sit down and wait on God. Don’t risk moving before you’ve completed the lease because you might not be able to pay the cost associated with breaking the agreement.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5

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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