Daily Devotional – 11/20/18 “Check your pot!”

Growing up and even today, I watch my grandmother take care of her plants. Sometimes, this meant moving them from one pot to another. When I was small I didn’t understand it but as I got older, I realized the original pot was too small to handle the growth of the plant. See, had the plant remained in the small pot, it’s growth would slow. Had the plant remained in the same pot, it wouldn’t receive all of the nutrients it needed because the pot couldn’t handle the amount of soil and water required. Had the plant stayed in the small pot, it could possibly fall over, depending on the weight it carried. Do you read where I’m going? Some of you aren’t growing because you’re in the wrong pot/space. Some of you aren’t growing properly because the space you’re in will not allow you to grow, receive the nutrients you need or spread your roots. Some of you are stagnant, where you are, because the space cannot accommodate your growth. And if I can be honest, the reason some of you haven’t left yet is because the space is comfortable. Sure, you know it’s too small but it fits within your budget. Here’s the thing, it fits within your budget but you aren’t moving on yours, this next move is on God who has unlimited resources.

Beloved, you can’t grow, properly, in small spaces. I don’t care how well you fix it up, you will not properly develop in a place where you can’t spread out. You don’t have to believe me but try raising a large family in a small place. I don’t care how much you like where you are, you cannot grow in a place that cannot meet your nutritional needs. Sure, you can stay but it may get painful, very painful. Think of a pregnant woman who is close to term and her baby is running out of space in the womb. She experiences unbelievable pain every time the baby moves. Why? Because the space no longer fits. I don’t care how good your name looks on the roster, your gifts cannot be cultivated in a place that cannot meet your needs. Why do you think you keep falling from the weight? Your pot is too small. Why do you think you’re still thirsty and hungry? Your pot is too small. However, let me make something clear. If you are okay with where you are, stay. If you are good with the small, comfortable place; by all means stay put. But if you’ve asked God to enlarge your territory, fulfill the desires of your heart and to bless you abundance; chances are you got to move. When was the last time you checked your pot?

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 11/20/18 “Check your pot!”

  1. This message is for me👂👏see I’m not comfortable where i am but i stay out of fear,trust in my most high GOD!!!I’m not ashamed to say i failed i messed up.BUT GOD!!!!hear Mellissia Today I’m ready for ny territory to be enlarged it’s to tight to small and very uncomfortable Amen🙏

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