Stand Your Ground

I shared part of this two years ago and God is leading me to post again. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you can’t give up. Yes, you’re going through and it seems like your life is being shaken by hands you can’t see. A storm has rolled in with no signs of ending. What if this is the enemy trying to take what’s yours?

Let me encourage you today. You who’s looking at your situation and the enemy is wanting you to believe you made the wrong choice. You’re staring at the current condition of your life and the enemy is beckoning you to throw in the towel. You’re facing a hardship and the enemy is tricking you to believe God doesn’t care about you. LIES … STAND YOUR GROUND!

Maybe you’ve faced a loss, enemy is attacking everything, started a new job and car broke down, account in the negative and just got paid, more sick days than well, more tears than you thought you could cry, more bills than money or maybe you’re at the edge of give up and it’s looking tempting. No baby, don’t you dare move. STAND YOUR GROUND!

You can even be good financially, healthy, wise, and family doing alright and the enemy is still messing with you. Depression, you thought was managed, hit you in the gut. Brokenness, you thought was gone, came back with a vengeance. Self-doubt and fear, you thought was under control; got you crying in the car.

Beloved, STAND YOUR GROUND!

What does this mean? You have the RIGHT to defend yourself and your ground with lethal force if need be. See, the enemy is after your ground because if you have no ground, you have nowhere to plant. Nowhere to plant = no harvest. And, if he takes your land, he’ll come after your life next.

Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8-10, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness, God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. (Here’s where you shout –>) So after you have suffered a little while, He (God) will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He (God) will place you on a firm foundation.”

Mane, you ain’t giving up. Naw, get up, pray then eat because you’re going to need your strength to stand, fight, win and recover.

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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