Daily Devotional – 4/14/16 “What’s your story?”

What story is God using you to tell? What story is written by your life? What is your story? For me, I am a preacher of God’s word who writes about sex and I love God with every fiber of my being. I’m from a single parent home although my dad lives in the same city. I am a product of a huge family, raised in the heart of North Memphis and I’m a twin. I’m saved by the blood of the lamb but I still cuss, sometimes, (especially when I’m upset). I have tattoos and would probably get a few more if my father-in-love hadn’t threatened me. I stay up late, I like to read and if you don’t know, I absolutely love shoes! I have a passion for God and the church yet I don’t know what His purpose for me is yet. (That’s my struggle). I also struggle at home to raise two teenagers who think they have the world figured out yet they can’t survive on their own. This year my husband and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage and we’ve yet to have a proper honeymoon. I love my family but just like you, we have our issues but I’ll love and pray the hell out of them. I write devotionals and I use Facebook for my Godly purpose and for selling my books. I am a published author who is working to get my name out to the masses. Oh, I love God! I’ll pray for you and sell you a book, afterwards. I’ll love you but it doesn’t necessarily mean I have to like you. But this is my story!

Now, what’s yours? What is your life portraying to those watching? What are you getting out of the purpose God has set for your life? In order to find out, in order to be able to live your story; you have to go through the things God allows to show up in your life. This is why you have to take the test you sometimes find at your door. This is why you have to push through the storms that sometime show up out of nowhere. This is why we have to be bold soldiers for God and trust His plan. This is why we have to allow God to process our lives, daily, to kill our flesh and strengthen our spirit. When we do this, we are essentially allowing our natural lives to be in sync with our spiritual life. The last thing we should want is to pray for things in the spirit that we aren’t ready for in our natural. It’s like asking God for a church to pastor when your personal life is in chaos – it won’t work. It’s like asking God to give you a job in accounting when you can’t manage your own money. It’s like asking God for a million dollar house when you can’t even pay rent on time. It won’t work. We have to know our story otherwise it’ll be like being in a play you haven’t studied for. You may just flop on opening night. What is your story?

What is your story