Daily Devotional – 1/17/18 “My next move may be my best move!”

One of the things I like to do, in my limited downtime, is play Farm Hero Saga. I absolutely love this game. What I have noticed while playing is, if you get stuck and cannot figure out a move, the game will give you a hint. Sometimes, though, the hints look as if they aren’t helpful for me to win. What I mean is, it looks like the hint will actually give me something I don’t need. But then I realized, making the move that didn’t look usable actually set me up to win. And for somebody, right now today, you are looking at something that doesn’t fit within the scope of your vision board. You are staring at somebody who didn’t actually meet the requirements on your list. You are contemplating saying no to something or somebody, simply because it/they don’t look as if they are right for the plan you made. Yes, you had it all mapped out because you’ve studied the board but then the next move, you really need to make, isn’t there. Instead you received something tell you to go left when you’ve planned to go right. Well beloved, sometimes the very thing you’re looking at that doesn’t make sense, doesn’t fit and doesn’t look like it belong; could be the one thing that sets you up to win.

Okay, so he doesn’t meet all the requirements of your tall, dark and handsome but he’s short, light and a little bit cute; however he loves you, is a great father and hard worker who pushed you to go back to school. Okay, she isn’t the type you’d typically go for because you’re looking for cute in the face and thin in the waist but she’s a lady who is a little heavier in the waist and takes care of her face; however, she can throw down in the kitchen (and bedroom), faithful and knows what it means to be a helpmate who helped you open that barbershop. Sure, you have your business plan and it looked great to you but it’s been denied three times. You can’t understand why God will allow it but then you get a job, in the same field that now gives you access to the information you need to rework the plan and get approved. You’re sick and can’t seem to get well. You’ve been going to the same doctor for years, the only one you’ll see but then one day, he/she gets sick and you have to see someone else. You’re skeptical at first because the new doctor looks too young but he/she notices an issue with current medicines due to some changes made to it that interacts with your diabetes. Sometimes beloved, the move in front of you is the one set up to make you win. It may not look like it, it may take you out of your comfort zone and it may even knock you back a few steps but if your heart is in God and you trust Him like you say you do, you can be sure the hints God gives are always for your good.

Daily Devotional – 3/15/17 “Move by God!”

Sometimes you have to leave what you know in order to grow. I’ve shared this before but this week, God has been using ME and my personal testimony because somebody needs to know, it can happen for you too. This is for you who is about to give up because you’re tired of being denied. This is for you who is about to throw in the towel and not apply for that job. This is for you who is about to give up on moving out of town. This is for you who is about to turn down a position because it’s in another state. This is for you who is afraid to submit the resume because you think you’re too young or unqualified. This is for you who won’t go back to school because you don’t think you can afford it! God is, at this appointed time, getting ready to shift some folk who have been behind the scene. He’s about to alter the acoustic sound of your ministry and it’s going to blow some people’s minds. He’s getting ready to elevate some folk no one has heard of. And He has already prepared the press release to ensure your name is spelled right. All you have to do is move when God says move. Stop explaining why you quit your job, they won’t understand. Stop clarifying why you keep going with only 3 folk showing up for bible study. Quit trying to get folk to understand the vision God gave you. Move! You owe nobody a reason for the anointing when they didn’t give it to you.

Trust God and move. If anyone would have told me, ten years ago, I’d be where I am; I wouldn’t have believed them. But when God told me it was time to move from the only church I’d known to a church that although I knew, it was out of my comfort zone; I was devastated. I had to drive 45 minutes to church, to a place I didn’t know would even accept me but I did. It wasn’t overnight because my feelings were hurt and I was scared but I moved. Was it hard? God yes but the glory I’ve received has outweighed every uncertainty. I am not sharing this for somebody to get up and make a drastic change, immediately, however, I am telling you to move when God says move. For somebody, it will be drastic but you’ll get your deliverance. For some, it’ll be suddenly but it’ll quiet your storm. For some, it’s premeditated but it’ll relieve your pain. For some, it’ll be slow but satisfying. For some it’s going to hurt like you wouldn’t believe but don’t hinder it. This move, whatever it is to wherever it is; God has a purpose for it. Plus, you can’t grow in a place you’ve outgrown nor can you expand in an area with limitations. Move with God and when God says.