Daily Devotional – 11/6/18 “Purpose!”

I don’t know who needs to read this but your purpose will never stop chasing you. Yea, you might ignore it but it’ll still be there. You may never walk in it but it’ll still keep waking you up at night. I don’t know who needs to read this but your purpose only dies when you do. You can keep allowing fear to talk you out of it but it’ll still be there. You can sit on it and it’ll still be there when you stand up. Why? Because God said, as plainly as possible, in Proverbs 16:4, “The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.” Let me type this again … The LORD has made everything for ITS OWN PURPOSE! ITS means belonging to so in this scripture, ‘its’ is referencing God. God made everything for Himself and God doesn’t leave loose ends to just lollygag in the wind. He has a purpose for everything He makes, especially you. I don’t care who said you’d never make it, God made you for His purpose and He doesn’t make mistakes. I don’t care if your business didn’t succeed the first time, God made you for His purpose and He doesn’t make failures. I don’t care what is tied to your bloodline, God made you for His purpose and He has the ability to destroy every curse.

Beloved, you have a purpose and God will ensure you get to it. Why do you think He kept you and your mind while you did all those drugs and alcohol? Why do you think He allowed you to survive when you were having unprotected sex and didn’t get an incurable disease? Why do you think He allowed you to beat what doctors said would kill you? Why do you think He allowed healing when a degenerative disease should have been your portion? Beloved, you have a purpose and this is why you are still here. When will you get up? You are still alive so when will you get up and write the vision? You are still graced for this so when will you get up, write the vision and get to work? Your purpose is yours to do what you want with it and it’s pass/fail ratio depends on your performance/fear. What are you going to do? You can keep grumbling or you can get up. You can keep complaining or you can conquer. You can observe or you can occupy. You can be a passerby or a participator. You can be the borrower or the lender, the worker or the employer … you get it, right? Then get it. IT=PURPOSE!

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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