Daily Devotional – 5/5/20 “Do it again!”

The enemy has confused you into believing you won’t succeed or nothing you set out to do will prosper. That funky enemy has you fighting yourself, sabotaging your relationship and thinking crazy thoughts. You got up today messy as hell because you laid down with the enemy attached to your back. Beloved, it’s the enemy’s job to get you to ruin relationships, fail at your job, flunk out of class, hold off on opening the business, not beat the addiction, hush and not pray and shut your bible. He also knows you don’t believe enough in yourself, so he’ll plant the small seed of doubt and sit back to watch you destroy everything God purposed for your life.

However, I have enough crazy faith to declare that whatever the enemy is trying to do in the lives of folk around me today won’t prosper! I have enough praying power within me to shift whatever attack the enemy thought was about to prevail! I got enough faith on the inside of me that whatever the enemy was getting ready to release won’t even ignite into a flame. For whoever you are who’s suffering in your pit, I urge you to cry out to God. I don’t care if you’ve cried the last seven days straight, make today number eight and continue until He answers. Whoever you are, being tormented with the demons of your thoughts, I need you to turn it over to God, He’s waiting on you to release it. Whoever you are, who’s drowning in your sorrows, stand up and surrender to God.

Today, I’m praying for you even when you don’t know it because the enemy can’t have you and I will make sure he knows it. Whoever you are, who needs to be reminded that someone is praying for you, here I am. If you need to be reminded that someone believes in you, here I am. If you need to be reminded that someone cares, here I am. I’m praying with and for you that your faith, especially now, does not fail.

Yes, I know you’ve probably tried, and it didn’t work but do it again until it does. If you happen to fall, get up and do it again. If it breaks you, heal then do it again. If it makes you cry, cry then do it again. If you must scream, scream but do it again. If you have to throw everything away, scrap it then do it again. I believe in you and you got this!

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Daily Devotional – 3/10/20 “We don’t have time!”

Child, I was talking some good three years ago. Thank you, Facebook, memories because I’m reposting a devotional that blessed me; this morning. I’m sharing again, with revisions, only because somebody needs to be reminded of this … STOP PUTTING ENERGY INTO NEGATIVITY!

You read that right. Look, you’d be shocked, if you really knew the many times your name is mentioned in group texts or your pictures screenshot and passed around. It would blow your mind if you found out the real number of people who don’t like you or the true intentions of some you’ve allowed to eat from table. But that’s not your fight. See, we live in a society where folk can bully you on social media but can’t face you in real life. We share the same air with folk who will speak ill of you and then turn around and hug you. Baby, people will pay money to come to your event just to see if you’ll fail, liked they’d hope. We share space with folk who can’t stand you, but they’ll copy what you say, how you dress and where you live. Folk, who can’t stand the pastor but will stay at the church, just to cause hell. Here’s what I’ve come to understand; people will discredit, speak & pray against and even try to sabotage what they can’t understand. That’s not your fight.

Beloved, we don’t have the time nor energy to fight meaningless mess when there are souls that need saving. Yea, I could sit and argue with you on Facebook because you disagree with what I post, but I won’t, not when there’re people in bondage who need to be set free. Yes, I can go back and forth with you over text message, but I won’t because I need my hands for those who need to be healed. I need my voice for those who need to be talked down off the ledge, some addictions that must be destroyed and some hope restored. I’m not about to defend who I am, simply because you don’t understand. I AIN’T GOT TIME!

Neither do you. We don’t have time to fight folk over who don’t like who or who is talking about you. We don’t have time to make folk believe in who we are. We have work to do. As for those who seek to harm you, God got it and I believe Him. In Jeremiah 15:10, Jeremiah cried out, “What sorrow is mine, my mother. Oh, that I had died at birth! I am hated everywhere I go. I am neither a lender who threatens to foreclose nor a borrower who refuses to pay— yet they all curse me.” Oh, but verse 11, “The LORD replied, “I will take care of you, Jeremiah. Your enemies will ask you to plead on their behalf in times of trouble and distress.”

It’s not your fight. Trust that God knows what He’s doing concerning you and He will take care of you. Those enemies, they’ll need you but until then, stop. Know when to bow out gracefully from a fight that wasn’t yours to begin with. In other words, hush and allow God to do it.