Daily Devotional – 10/3/17 “God’s Review!”

When you work on jobs, there is usually a review process that takes place. This review is to access where you are, within, the field you are working and if you have progressed over the course of six months to a year. The more you have evolved, the higher the reward. As I thought about this, it made me think about all the things we may have missed by not scoring high enough on God’s review. Think about it. If God showed up today, to give us our monthly, quarterly or annual review; what would we make? Would it be good enough for promotion or would we need time? If God conducted reviews, right now, would our service deem us worthy of elevation? If we had to sit across from God, at this very moment, what would the reward be? Too many of us are missing out on the blessings, with our names on them, because we are comfortable where we are. Only scoring high enough to keep our position, doing enough just to get by. You know God has called you from where you are yet you’re staying because it is all you’ve known. You use the excuse as being stuck when really, it is you being stubborn because you have seniority where you are. But do you not realize that with God, every move is promotion?

The bible says in Psalm 113:5-9, “Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!” It does not matter what your title is ma’am, it’s your tenacity to persevere. Sir, it doesn’t matter how long you have been sitting in that place, are you learning all you can? Yes, sometimes your position can feel like punishment but God has a plan, are you listening. Yes, sometimes it can feel like you’ve been where you are too long, but God has His reasons; are you taking notes? Will you pass your review when the time comes for promotion? Because God will not promote you by your looks nor the accolades man gives, He does so based on your faithfulness and readiness to handle it. God has you where you are, as part of your purpose but you will miss it trying to get promoted without gaining the right credentials for the place you are seeking to get too. How well will you score on your service review?

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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