Daily Devotional – 11/26/18 “Everyone is not praying you win!”

Pastor William Smith made a status this morning that simply said, “Remember, everyone is not praying you win!” (My apologies for what I’m about to type but I can get a little spiritually gangsta at times.) Mane, if you don’t get yourself up and let them folk gone on! Your winning isn’t due to them but your failures can be. See, when we depend on people who aren’t and never will cheer for us to win, we miss those who do. When we get upset over those we don’t see their face in the crowd, we overlook those who are. When we get our feelings hurt because they never buy what we’re selling but will support everybody else; we lose focus on those who are always there. Beloved, you need to understand something … Sometimes there will be some folk you’ve allowed in your personal space, to come along on your journey and to eat at your table who will sell you out for 30 pieces of silver, call your name and then kiss you on the jaw. Truth of the matter is, they are who they are and while I could make excuses for them, I will not because they don’t deserve it. Sure; I could call them bitter, jealous and selfish but is it possible, they just don’t want to see you win? No, you’ve done nothing to them but it’s you. You’ve never spoken ill of their name but it’s you. You’ve never hurt them but it’s you. You’ve never sold them out but it’s you. And because it’s you, they will never pray you win. Yet, they’ll come along because your favor can get them into places their money can’t.

How do you know who’s praying for your demise? Pray for God to pull back the veil and He will. Be careful though because it might be somebody you’d least expect. What do you do when you find out who it is? Nothing because their sorrow, for the betrayal, has already been written by God. How do I know? The bible. Jesus knew He would be betrayed yet He says at the last supper in Luke 22:21-22, “But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray me. For it has been determined that the Son of Man must die. But what sorrow awaits the one who betrays him.” Jesus didn’t need to handle the one(s) who would betray Him, their sorrow was already written. Let me ask you, why are you trying to handle those who have betrayed you? I understand it hurts but you’ve got to move on because when did hurt feelings provide for you, progress you and protect you? Baby, stop keeping count of those who willingly pray against you because the time you’re spending on them is time wasted. Pray for them and then get up, you got more wins to get and if they couldn’t stop you then, they sure in the name of all things holy can’t stop you now.

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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