Daily Devotional – 3/5/18 “Real Rotation”

It is recommended to rotate the wheels on your car every 3000 to 5000 miles. Studies suggest rotating tires helps to even out the wear and tear. This is due to the weight of the front and rear axles being different, which causes uneven wear. Also, doing this can extend the useful life of the tire. Now, I thought about this as I tried to put it into a spiritual context. See, a car represents the carrier, the things that holds what you’re transporting. Tires represent the ability to move the carrier and handle the weight within the car, if aired properly. Spiritually, you are the car or carrier. You are the thing that holds, transports and protects what God has placed within you while you go from place to place. Friends, for the sake of this devotional, are the tires. They are the ones pumping you up, pushing you to get to where you need to go, rolling with you to ensure you make it and able to bear the weight of which you, the car, is carrying. Knowing this, I have to ask you a question, when was the last time you rotated your tires? No, not a wheel rotation but a real rotation because your ride, at this moment, could be rocky because of the tires (friends)? Maybe they’re worn out and it’s time for a rotation.

Understand, I am in no way saying discard your friends but maybe they can’t handle the weight of your anointing. This is why a real rotation is needed, sometimes. One where you take a, for real, look to check the pressure of your “tires.” And get this, sometimes you need to do a real rotation to see if the “tires” still want the position because it could be too much for them after you assumed they could handle it. Yes, they are great at being your best friend but this doesn’t mean they can handle the anointing that’s spilling from your cup. Sure, back in the day they were ready to ride with you to pull up and bust some windows, curse some folk out and talk bad on social media but are they ready to handle your cup of oil, cast out some demons, war in the spirit and cry loud? Beloved, everybody can’t handle the front. If I can be truthful, some cannot handle the rear either because they have to be able to see and handle what’s coming up on your rear and be able to sustain the impact. And just like the front, they may be tired and in need of a rotation. This is also why you need to have some spares ready in the event one of your tires go flat; somebody ready, willing and able to fill in the gap. All I am sharing is, it may be time for a real rotation.

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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