Daily Devotional – 5/8/19 “Let them assume!”

I shared this on 5/8/2018 and I am sharing this again, with updates, for somebody who is still trying to make sense of stuff. Stuff like, why you are being hated on, disliked, unsupported, talked about and lied on. Like I told you last year, it’s not you, it’s what folk see in you. Here’s the thing though, sometimes they can see it before you accept it because it’s all in your voice and face, even though you’re still fighting it. Beloved look, there are some people who will not like you, they won’t buy what you have to offer and neither will they congratulate you. They’ll remain friends, on social media and life but they’ll scroll by because they cannot understand why it had to be you. They’ll even show up at the parties because they can’t make sense of why you. Sure, I can tell you not to feel bad about it but the truth of the matter is, it hurts. It hurts more because folk don’t know you’re still pinching off the little just to make it, the many nights you’ve had pace and pray, the days you’ve had to choose gas or food, the times you didn’t think your marriage would make it, the crying mornings and the sleepless nights. They don’t know yet they assume.

They assume because you look good, the house you live in, the car you drive or the smiles on your selfies. Can I be even more real? They assume because you’re in a ministry position. They assume because they see the anointing but not the nights you’ve been angry at God. They assume because they see God, all over you but not the times you’ve asked God to take back His oil. They assume because they see God preparing you but not know the times you’ve wanted to give up. They don’t know you had a meltdown yesterday or didn’t sleep well last night yet they assume. What do you do? Let them assume while you assume the position and posture of prayer. Let them assume while you work your faith. Let them assume while you go be great! Let them assume while God reveals the antidote to what ails you, the meaning to your mourning, the potion to end your pain, the cure to your confusion, the remedy to your rejection, the therapy to your toiling or the solution to your suffering. Then read Luke 21:10-19 but in verse 14-15 God says, “So make up your mind not to worry beforehand how to defend yourselves. For I will give you speech and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.”

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Daily Devotional – 4/25/19 “May not know when but it will!”


‪Sometimes God will allow you to go through because you have the resources (or access to them) and the voice to fight for someone who doesn’t.

This is why you have to know …


You are not being used but unmovable
You are not being forsaken but faithful
You are not being overlooked but obedient


You may not be seeing a return on your investment and you’re thinking about giving up because being in the world was better. You may be struggling although you’re serving and you’re at the end of your rope. You might be contemplating ending it all or thinking about throwing in the towel. You may be tired of praying but beloved … hold on. No, I don’t have the magic word that will end your pain. I don’t have the wand to make all of your problems disappear. I don’t have the prophecy that will set your life in order. What I do have is the word and God’s word gives me a YET praise. What’s a yet praise? It’s what bible shares in Habakkuk 3:17-19 …


“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”


Here’s my affirmation for today: I may not see a bud blooming YET I’ll praise God because I know it’s coming. I may not know when but I know it will!