Daily Devotional – 10/2/17 “What about today?”

We all know that God has a plan and purpose for our life and when we think of this, we often times think of the future. But did you know God has purpose for our lives today? I know you’re busy working on your business plans for next year but what are you doing about today? Yes, your vision board, for tomorrow, looks good but what is your vision for today? I know you are busy picking out colors for the wedding, for when you meet your spouse, but what are you doing today to prepare? Yeah, you are making preparations for destiny but what are you doing today to get there? We all have dreams of what we hope our lives will look like next year or even five to ten years from now but what are you doing in the meantime? Please understand, I am in no way saying you shouldn’t be preparing for the next phase of life but what about today? Sometimes, I just believe, we can get so caught up in planning for tomorrow that we miss the blessing of today’s purpose. It could be to help that neighbor that’s in need, to pray for a church member, to go and feed the homeless and it could be to speak to the mess that’s in your home. It can possibly be, just take a moment and breathe. However, if you are too focused on tomorrow, you may just miss it. This is why the bible says in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Oh but if we commit our work to God and trust Him, our plans will already be established. Meaning the favor over our lives, today, will balance out the labor of our plans for tomorrow. This doesn’t mean you will not have work to do but it’s simply stating, it will not be as hard as you think. When we commit our work to God, He has the ability to place our names in the mouths of folk we haven’t even met. And those folk will be the ones who will have just what you need tomorrow, for the plan you will write today. Don’t miss it focusing on the future when today is staring you in the face. James 4:13-15 says, “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” All I’m saying is, don’t miss the purpose of today focusing on the promotion of tomorrow.

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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