Daily Devotional – 10/23/19 “God took a chance”

The last few months, I’ve been intentional about my prayer life. In the mornings, instead of grabbing my phone, I sit in fellowship with God. Before my feet hit the floor, I thank God and then I ask Him to set the order of my day. This morning was no different but I felt different because I have a deeper appreciation for what God has allowed, in my life. This is why, my words to Him this morning were “God, thank you for taking a chance on me.” See, I always took for granted God’s need of me. When the truth of the matter is, He doesn’t yet He took a chance on me.

When I was being selfish, mean, angry, bitter, sinful and all the other words to describe my mess; God was still willing to take a chance on me. When I wasn’t fitting to live but fearful of dying, God was stilling willing to take a chance on me. When I was ignoring Him and blatantly disrespecting this vessel He created; He was still waiting to take a chance on me. When I was acting holy, playing church every Sunday, knee deep in sin and halfway repenting; He still took a chance on me. Y’all this thang hit differently when you come to understand that God doesn’t need us, not when He can make rocks cry out and donkeys talk; yet He takes a chance on us. There’s an old gospel song that says, “He chose me, out of all that He could have used, He chose me.” Is that great news to anybody other than me? Is there anybody else who’s grateful to God for choosing us, to use?

Even with assignments that aggravate us, blessings that burden us, circumstances that confuse us, detours that distract us, evilness that engulfs us, fights that frustrates us, grievances that gird us, hurt that hinder us, injustices that infuriates us, jealousies we’re judged by, kicks that knock us down, longsuffering we labor with, mishandlings in ministry, nosey instigators, oppositions, persecutions, questions, restlessness, sacrifices, trouble and troublemakers, ungodliness, valleys and vexes, weaknesses and yokes (There’s no x or z, stop looking) … God still deems us worthy enough of being chosen to handle them all.

So, press through the spiritual abuse we sometimes have to suffer, the valleys we sometimes fall victim too because God took a chance on you. And because He did, there’s an even greater chance of you surviving. How do I know? Because God gives us chance after chance, every time and if He didn’t believe in us; He’s given up by now. When it gets hard, remember this … God took a chance on you. #tryagain #Goddid

6 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 10/23/19 “God took a chance”

  1. I bought your “ doses of devotion” , and it just arrived, here in Italy, and I can’t wait to read it, since the fact that when I read the written part on the cover it made my heart warmer by sweetness.
    I am an Italian girl, 25 yo, and I didn’t recognise God for a long time. Then, something happened, can’t explain exactly what, but I could feel physical a blanket (not joking; that was the feeling) on my shoulders when I was crying so hard for my dad, who’s sick.
    After that physical sensation, I felt something in my heart too: and it was God, smiling at me, whispering “ I See you, I am with you”. And everything changed.
    It has been one year now, and I am always studying my bible and reading your thoughts, they help me so much in understanding deep verses of the Scriptures.

    Thank you Lakisha, your daily devotionals bring light to my days.

    Ps: sorry for my English!

    1. Oh wow!! Thank you so much for your comment and sweet words. They mean so much. I pray that you’ll never lose sight of God again and you’ll feel Him in those moments you need Him. I pray for your dad and that God will do whatever it is he needs. Please don’t stop seeking God, especially in those hard and painful times. God bless you. ❤️

  2. Your words were needed today! All I can say is I am glad took chance after chance on you because he using you to help a lot of us that needed your words. Thank you may God keep you and never ever ever give up on you or me! Thank you for taking your time out of your day and encouraging others. May your blessing flow …….

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