Daily Devotional – 8/7/18 “Distractions!”

On my way to work this morning, the radio starting experiencing interference. At first it was minimal, you know, something I could deal with and it would clear if I moved. However, as I drove along the interference got louder. It started to overshadow what I was listening too. It was so bad that I eventually turned the radio’s volume all the way down. Why? Because the interrupted noise was drowning out the song I wanted to hear and it was becoming a distraction. Yes, I could still hear the song that was playing on 95.7 but I was becoming more interested in what the interfering station was saying. If I can be honest, I’ve been writing this devotional all morning but I keep letting small things distract me. I don’t know who this is for but somebody reading this or even somebody you’re connected too, is missing their purpose because of being distracted. Is it you? Let’s me truthful. How many times, man/woman of God, have you turned down God’s voice because of the interference of things? How many times, man/woman of God, has the interruptions of life drowned out what you know you’ve heard God say? You know you heard Him say wait but the distraction of past due notices drowned out what you heard and you got that title loan. You know you heard Him say, he or she is not the one but the distraction of seeing all of your friends getting married overshadowed the warnings. You know you heard God say, stand still but the takeover of wanting to be pastor drowned out the feeling in your spirit and you took the job. The interference inhabits your iniquities in order to intimidate you. In other words, the enemy will use the very thing that is keeping you up at night to distract you.

Oh and he’ll make it believable too. Don’t believe me. Stress out about that cut off notice for your electric bill and see if the lights won’t flicker, leaving you to think they are being cut off. Get worked up over your car and see if you don’t start noticing ad after ad for these tote the note car lots. Keep on complaining about your job and see if the perfect one don’t drop in your lap. See, when you’re desperate, you may rush to make a decision you’ll soon regret. Why? Because the enemy will use interference to interfere with the plans God has for your life. This is why you shouldn’t make rush decisions when you’re in your feelings, grieving, mad and/or desperate. Interference will overshadow what you know is right because it’ll be distracting you from what you know to be right. Don’t fall for it. Turn down the volume and sit in what God has told you. If that’s to wait, wait. If that’s to move, move. If that’s to hush, hush. Whatever it is, do not allow the interference to overshadow what you know to be right. Don’t get distracted because it sounds good. Don’t get distracted because it feels good. Don’t get distracted because it looks good. Don’t get distracted because it taste good. Don’t get bamboozled by the interference that’s dressed up like possibility when it’s really iniquity clothed in your imagination.

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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