Daily Devotional – 1/19/15 “Sometimes you have to let go!”

I know it may be hard to do but you might just have to let it go! Whatever it is you’re trying so hard to hold on to, it’s draining your joy. Sometimes you have to cut your losses, bow out gracefully and move on because everything just isn’t going to work out and everybody isn’t going to work with you. See, there are some places you’re going that you can’t invite certain people to and you should know that by now. There are some things you’re going to be blessed with that not everybody is going to have the privilege of sharing with you but that’s ok, you should know who they are by now. Not everybody is going to rejoice with you but you should be alright with that by now. There will even be some folk, who you thought had your back, that will celebrate your downfall but you should expect that too. This is why you need to reevaluate your circle every now and then. Every time you get elevated check your circle. I’ve learned that even when you fall, you need to check your circle because sometimes folk around you will cause you to stumble.

Sometimes you need to let go. There are some folks camped around you who are planning your demise yet they are smiling and writing down your dreams. Yea, there are folks who walk with you on the road to creating your vision and the entire time they are wishing you’d become a victim. But get this … It’s their job and unless you know how to test their spirit, you are going to keep falling victim to their schemes. When will you let them go? So what if they’ve been your best friend since you were 2, if they haven’t gotten on board with where you are by now, it’s time to let them go. Baby, if you and your spouse are still headed in two separate directions and it’s been 10 years; it’s time to let them go. God said we are made to be helpmates for one another! It’s time for reevaluation of your circle because sometimes you have to let go! Galatians 1:10 sums it up by simply asking the question, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” What are you doing? Who are you trying to please? Sometimes you have to let go of people and things in order to get to where you need to be!

Daily Devotional – 11/17/14 “Let go!”

I knew when I accepted my calling into ministry that the enemy would amp up his attack towards me (it’s his job) and I knew that relationships between some folk would change and that some wouldn’t accept the change in me (I was expecting it) but man! I’m used to the enemy, I can handle him so he tries to attach himself to my children and use them but it won’t prosper. Not on my watch. The change I witness in folk, well I can’t do anything about them but pray because I’ve been given a mission and I won’t stop now! My uncle said on yesterday that sometimes you have to say “to hell with it” to certain things and that’s what I’m doing today. I am sending the devil, his attacks, the obstacles that’s trying to cause me to stumble, the non-support, the let downs, the hurt and everything else that means me no good; all back to the pits of hell from where it came.

See, I’ve come to realize that in order for you to give up on stuff it has to either be too hard for you to handle or to stressful and the enemy uses that. He will beat you over the head with it, he will make your life a living hell and he will take you to the point of throwing in the towel but don’t! I’ve shared this scripture before and I even shared it in my sermon on yesterday and it fits here for Psalm 34:19-20 says, “The righteous person faces many troubles but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken?” But you have to be righteous. Please get this … I didn’t say perfect but I said righteous, which means morally good and upright. Colossians 2:7 defines it as this, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness,” because if you live in God, you’ll be righteous. I know that you may not understand it but go through it; it’ll all make sense soon. You may not see your way but walk on, there’s some light up ahead. You may not see anyone in your corner but know that someone is praying for you. I don’t know what you’re facing but hold on; it won’t last because everything has an expiration date. Don’t believe me? Look around even ink dries up in a pen. You’ve been fighting the same people, the same issue; the same battle for a long time now and nothing has changed yet, let it go. It’s not yours to fight! Sometimes you have to let go and let God!