Daily Devotional – 6/13/18 “Baggage!”

Would you walk into an airport and grab people’s luggage to carry, along with yours? Just walk right up to baggage claim and start throwing other folk’s luggage on your shoulders, back and then roll some with your hands. Would you? Then why are you walking around with the baggage of others, weighing you down? I’m talking to you who is still carrying the baggage of dude who claimed to be Trustworthy Tyrone but ended up being Tricky Ricky, after you gave him three years of your life. I am talking to you who still got the baggage of old girl who dressed nice, smelled good, could cook a meal and had her stuff together; until you got comfortable and the real her came out. Then you found out the lasagna was Stouffer’s, the hair wasn’t hers and her credit score matched her shoe size. I’m talking to you who is still upset at how the folks at that church treated you. Sure, they made promises and acted as if they liked you, in the beginning, until they realized you had a voice and an ordained assignment that didn’t match with their traditions. I’m talking to you who lost their job after twelve years and you get mad each time you drive by it. Erykah Badu said it best when she said, “Bag lady you gone hurt your back, dragging all them bags like that. I guess nobody ever told you; all you must hold onto, is you, is you, is you.”

You’ve got to let go of the weight. Hear me, it’s not going to be easy because you’ve got to adjust to no longer carrying what you have gotten comfortable with. So there will be an adjustment period as your mind and body get used to not having that crutch to lean on. Yes ma’am, yes sir; it is a crutch because as long as you have the baggage of let downs, hurt, misuse and abuse; you have an excuse to act like you act. You still got baggage of generational curses so you keep making the same mistakes granddaddy. You don’t trust anybody so you jump from bed to bed, creating more hurt folk like you. You carry around the baggage of your parent’s addiction and you use it as a reason why you can’t get clean. You aren’t quick to lay down roots because you think this place will do you like the last one did. You are swift to hurt folk with words because you keep reaching into that baggage pulling out what “they” did. That baggage is your excuse to not commit. That baggage is your reason for constantly running. That baggage is causing turmoil in your life. You’ve got to get free! If not for you, for those counting on you because you have the ability to pass on more than just a legacy. Get free beloved. It’s time and you deserve it.

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.

One thought on “Daily Devotional – 6/13/18 “Baggage!”

  1. This is so true we,I hold onto baggage because it’s easier to blame folk but there is a finger pointing right back at me.Let go and let God.

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