Daily Devotional – 12/24/14 “Don’t get defeated, it ain’t over!”

Twas the day before Christmas and all you can find is confusion and misunderstanding in the depths of your mind? Listen, when you are in God; He doesn’t set up to fail but you have to be willing to get the lesson that He is teaching you. Are you taking notes? There is a difference in being of God and being in God. OF means you belong to God but IN means you are inside of Him. You need to be both. You need to be of God and in God! Oh God! My spiritual minded folk will get this! See, I told you on yesterday that not everything that God does make sense but you have to go with it. Do you think Mary understood the reasoning behind being impregnated with a seed and she was still a virgin? Yet she went with it? Do you think Sara understood being pregnant at 90? Yet she went with it? Do you think being sick with cancer makes sense? How about being without a job or being on a job you don’t like? How about being without a car or a home to call your own? How about being the pastor to a flock of people who don’t respect your vision? Baby, if this spiritual walk was this easy God would have more people willing to work for Him. This is why Jesus said in Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”

So, on this Christmas Eve, I simply stop by to tell you; don’t give up. Even though depression may slip in, pray that spirit off. That enemy who may be whispering in your ear, he or she may even be texting you again; send him/her back to the pits of hell (don’t even accept the Christmas gift he/she brings, it’s a setup!). Don’t make a hastily decision off of your anger, cool off. Stop looking at what others have, look at what you are blessed with. You don’t know the price they paid to get what they have. Just because it’s wrapped pretty, the devil could have paid for it. Stop wishing for other folks stuff because then you get what they had to go through to get it. Be thankful for what you have. Get the lesson out of what you have to go through. God has you where He wants you. Take notes where you are. If you are in a storm now, ride it out but do so rejoicing. No matter what situation you are in, rejoice! You confuse the enemy with your praise. Don’t get defeated, it ain’t over! Don’t get defeated, it ain’t over!