Daily Devotional – 7/23/18 “What are you doing with your now? “

I know it’s been over a week since I’ve written a devotional. Well, life happened. If you don’t follow me on social media, my uncle passed away. It has been one week today and although his passing was unexpected, it is well with my soul. See, what I have come to realize is … life will happen. You can prepare for it or it can be without warning but life will happen. My question to each of you, what are you doing with the time you have? Please understand, I am not meaning this to be a somber devotional but I really want you to take a moment and reflect on this question. What are you doing with your now? Are you living in regret? Are you living with a ‘somebody’ you’re praying will one day be your soul mate yet you know deep down they aren’t? Are you trying to fulfill an assignment God has told you to let go of? Are you still in the place of turmoil God has clearly removed you from but you will not release because it’s comfortable? Are you still aligning yourself with people who keep using your gifts for their benefit? What are you doing with your now? You do get that today could be your last day, right?

Beloved, I don’t know about you but I am trying to live my best life, according to God’s will for me. I am trying to live the best of my now because I was once succumbing to the darkness and I no longer wish to visit it again. I am only offering the best of me because I know what the least of me feels like and it doesn’t feel good. I’m living my now, to the best of my ability because I know what it looks like not too. This is why I don’t entertain foolishness and why I will not argue over meaningless stuff. I don’t accept every invitation. I don’t go to every celebration. I don’t even approve every friend request because my “NOW” is sacred. Why? Because my now is counting on me to survive. So, please don’t feel bad if you are not included in my now. I don’t mean any harm but you may need to fix yours and then we will revisit to see if you fit into my later. What are you doing with your now? “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. James 4:13-14”

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.

12 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 7/23/18 “What are you doing with your now? “

  1. First sorry for your loss.And yes I’m living my now as well everybody can’t go where God is taking me.So I’m learning as i journey.

  2. Bless you Woman of God! Praying for and with your family in the death of your uncle. This daily devotional has truly blessed me and confirms “My Now”! I’m looking forward to it🤗

  3. Sorry for your loss. This is so true and such a Blessing. You can not accept every invitation, nor be a part of everything. You will find yourself caught up in something that has no concern about your, Now. Your walk with God is so powerful that the enemy stays on attack because, that Holy Spirit magnifies and they can’t figure it out…Glory Be to God! Thank you! I needed this.

  4. I needed this today! It’s hard to muster up the strength to file for divorce!

    Stacie Johnson

  5. My condolences to you and your family and as always your post really speak in volume what am I doing with my now is a good question to ask myself and to reevaluate my life and time and the company I keep thank you for allowing the holy spirit to use you in a mighty way to God be the glory.

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