Daily Devotional – 5/25/18 “You’re missing it because of the messenger!”

You’re praying to God to come and see about you. You’re crying out to Him, over and over about something you need. Yet, you are sitting there thinking God has forsaken or forgotten you. You are angry because you think He’s ignoring you. You will not go to worship service because the enemy has you asking, ‘what’s the use?’ You have even contemplated doing some stuff you know isn’t right. Before you do, I need to tell you something. It is not the fact God is forsaking you (He doesn’t), it’s not that God is intentionally ignoring you (He doesn’t) neither has He forgotten you (He will not). Just maybe, the real reason you’re missing the message or the blessing is because you don’t like who God is using to send it. “I don’t like women preachers.” “I don’t like the way he/she sounds.” “I don’t like the way he/she looks.” “I remember how they acted in school.” This is the kind of crazy thinking that keeps us bound. See, you’re too busy counting the mistakes folk made in the past. You are listening to what folk are saying and waiting on somebody else to confirm what the prophet said. Can you not just believe God?

Understand me … there are some folk who are not right. They are sent to discourage you, throw you off your game, make you doubt and all that but this is why you have to be right. Yea, you will, absolutely, know when someone’s motives are wrong, when you are right. Right what? In right standing, with the right frame of mind, the right spirit and the right ability to discern. Bible shares in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” How will you tell? Keep reading because bible says in Matthew 7:16, “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?” Stop getting angry at God because you sowed that $100 seed to a person who talked real good but can’t bare nothing worth eating. Baby, God has need of messengers and sometime, what you are waiting on may not be packaged or delivered how you think it should. Don’t miss your message or blessing because of the messenger but validate the authority, of the one bringing it, by the fruit they bare.

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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