Daily Devotional – 4/19/18 “Don’t quit now!”

God is about to take what you thought was to break you, to bless you. That sickness, yep, it was sent to save you. That grief, yep, it was sent to grab you out of your guilt. That thing that caused you to weep, yep, it is about to be the very thing that sends you back into worship. That abusive relationship, you once hid, is the thing that is going to make you accept God’s call on your life. That sickness that left you scarred, is about to be that thang that shifts you spiritually. Beloved, it wasn’t meant to take you out but it is to bring you out. The death of your baby, wasn’t to make you go crazy but it pushed you out of your comfort zone. That eviction wasn’t for embarrassment but it was to evoke the excellence within you. That divorce was for you to discover just how much time you’d spent being devoted to the wrong stuff. That pain pushed you from the pit to now praying. Those nights of weeping turned your closet into a war room. Those dark days made you turn the living room floor into an altar.

So you see, not everything we go through is because God isn’t pleased but just maybe it’s to get us to being pleased with self. You’ve been hurt in the church so God allowed your house to turn into a place of worship until He softens your heart. Then He’ll connect you to church that can assist in your healing. God knows the number of times you’ve thought about suicide. This is why He will not allow you to leave that job, you hate because there is someone there speaking life into you. Sometimes, even when God has already showed you the dreams of tomorrow, He will allow you to live through a nightmare of today. Not so you suffer but so your testimony could be like that of Joseph in Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Sometimes, you have to give credit to the things that tried to take you out because it/they were the thing(s) need to get you to destiny. Yes, there is a rough road to destiny but don’t you dare quit now. The detour is only temporary unless you make it permanent.

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 4/19/18 “Don’t quit now!”

  1. Thank You,Pastor. What a Word! My Prayer for You is that God Continues to Bless and Keep You Real good.

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