Daily Devotional – 8/14/19 “Keep Waiting.”

I’m sharing this on both blogs today because I need to encourage somebody, to keep waiting. When I got ready to re-release #ASecretWorthKeeping, I was hesitant. For one, it has six characters and two, I was changing the book from it’s original form. Y’all … the response to #WhentheVowsBreak has surpassed my wildest imagination. I wish I could tell you there was a magic formula (there isn’t). I wish I could tell you there was a specific ad or promo that did it (I can’t). I wish I could tell you the right keywords (I can’t).

What I can tell you is this … God is amazing. He’s allowed me to be supported by people, in states and countries; I’ve never met yet you purchase every book. God allows me to use Him (He’s okay with it) on the pages of books, to get people to see and feel Him. #byanymeansnecessary

Y’all, writing is part of my purpose. This is why I don’t bash those who don’t support, they will one day. I’ve stopped complaining and started praying more. And, here’s the hardest part, I’ve started waiting, patiently. Waiting on what God has for me, in every area of my life.

For somebody who is looking at the seeds you’ve sown and they haven’t bloomed yet, keep waiting. For somebody who is looking at their business and it hasn’t sprouted yet, keep waiting. For somebody who is thinking about throwing in the towel, keep waiting. For somebody who has been waiting, this may hurt to hear but you’ve got to keep waiting YOUR TURN. It’s like when you’re sitting in the DMV and you’re looking at that ticket in your hand that says A12 and they’re just on A68 (which means they have to go all the way through to 99 just to start over and get to you) but eventually, your number will be called. WHEN IT’S YOUR TIME.

Trust God’s process, even when you don’t understand. If what you’re doing, is part of your purpose, there will be moments of hurt, pain, lack and everything else you can think of. However, if you wait, working while you wait, trust while you wait, prepare while you wait, faith it while you wait and believe while you wait; it’ll pay off.

Dear God,
Forgive me for being impatient with my purpose. Forgive me for rushing your process. From this moment, I’m going to wait in and on you, while you renew my strength. And while I’m waiting, I’ll thank you, in advance, for what you’re going to do. Amen.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” — Isaiah 40:31

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Daily Devotional – 4/14/15 “Why won’t you wait?”

It’s Tuesday and someone is being tormented with terrors, persecuted by your past, haunted by hurt, teased with temptations, bothered by your burdens and neglectful because of your nightmares but I got hope for you. Yea, I’ve stopped by on this Tuesday to tell you to turn it over! That’s all … I get it; it’s not as easy as I may make it sound, it may seem as if you can’t pull yourself out of that muddy pit you’ve stepped in, you can’t breathe even though you seem to be standing in the midst of fresh air and you can’t see even though there aren’t any clouds in your vicinity but baby before you give up … WAIT! David said in Psalm 40:1, “I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” I know, I know; you’re tired of waiting but don’t you wait to get your oiled changed, your hair done, your nails did and your tires rotated? Don’t you wait until your appointed time to interview for that position? Don’t you wait for the bus? Don’t you wait for the light change? Don’t you wait when your boo says he or she is on the way? Don’t you wait for your lives to be restored in Candy Crush or your turn in Trivia Crack? Don’t you wait on meaningless stuff?

Then why can’t we wait on the Lord? David says when he waited on the Lord in Psalm 40:2-3, “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.” Why won’t you wait? David picks back up in Psalm 40:4 and says, “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!” Why won’t you wait? I know you’re tired but if you look up, you’ll see that there is restoration in waiting. It’s like running, you may get tired along the way but the only way to catch your breath, you have to take a break and wait. If you drive a car and your radiator overheat, your car shuts off; oh but it you allow it to cool down, it’ll restore itself and start back up. See, there is a benefit to waiting. The bible tells me of a benefit to waiting even in your spiritual life for Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” So on this Tuesday, don’t lose hope but wait! There is a benefit to what you are going through. Wait on God to move.