Daily Devotional – 8/20/18 “Awake to righteousness!”

God’s assignment will NEVER cause you to sin. I do not care where He has told you to go or what He has given you to say, His instructions will never put you in a position to sin or be outside of His will. It can sometimes hurt, bring some confusion and anger, create restless nights and draining days but not sin. No beloved, the reason things are working out the way they are, for you, is because you allowed flesh to fight a battle only anointing could win. You were in your feelings and made a decision, flesh made look good and instead of owning up to ‘said’ mistake, apologizing and repenting; pride took over and by the time you realized what was happening, you were too far in. Can you guess what happened next? You had to do whatever it took to keep up appearances. You have to keep on playing the game in order to pay for being the boss. Sure, your pictures portray happiness but hell is all through your home. Your flyers are pretty but most of them are premeditated in pettiness. This is why you have to stop making rash decisions, in your feelings. God did not tell you to start that ministry, He never told you to leave your spouse, He never told you to take out that loan and He never told you to say yes to the job or get in covenant with them. Truth is, you were mad and in flesh and you struck out when you should have stayed. Somebody hurt your feelings and you lashed out when you should have left. Somebody removed you from a position and instead of being patient and praying; you permitted the pain to alter your posture.

Ask yourself these questions; is where I am God ordained, is what I doing God’s will for my life, is who I’m with helping or hurting me and is the place I’m residing delivering or depressing me? The most important question, am I still in God’s will? Reality is, you are in God’s will or you are not because there is no in between. And please, whatever you do; do not judge the success of your ability to slay people in the spirit, the amount of money in your checking account, the number of dates filled in on your calendar, the likes on your posts and views on your videos to being in God’s will. Some of you no longer have God’s anointing but are still being booked because of your name, not the oil. The oil of God anoints, it does not anger. The oil of God protects, it does not provoke. The oil of God enlarges, not endangers. The oil of God rebukes not rejects. The oil of God is deliverance not deceitfulness. The oil of God is beholding not betraying. Understand something, this devotional is not against anyone but it is my hope it ignites a fire of change in whoever you are who is in something you know God did not ordain. God ordained you, not for you but for those He knew you could reach. He called you because of the fire in your belly and you said yes, so now you have a responsibility to that yes. What are you doing with it?

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

3 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 8/20/18 “Awake to righteousness!”

  1. Glory be to God. Our yes can cause confusion but we don’t serve a God of confusion. I love how you address that you can doing the things of Christ but not have the oil. We live in a generation where people are so focused on popularity instead their identity and assignment in Christ. We all have an assignment and we will be held accountable for what we did here on Earth. May God help us to arise to fulfill that in which He has called us to do. God bless you 🙏🏿

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