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 – 4/24/18 “Return on Investment!”

Today is one of those days where the enemy is trying to creep into my thoughts. See, if he gets me to second guess some stuff and worry about some more stuff; he wins. NOT TUH-DAY! What I have come to understand is this, I am not exempt. Yes, I am faithful in my walk with God. I study, pray, go to worship, preach, encourage, give when I don’t have it, go when I don’t feel like it and even pray for people I don’t know but I am NOT exempt. Yes, I am a co-pastor of a church but I also clean that same church after service but I am not exempt. What I am, I am an investor which means I may have to lose in order to win but I am not exempt from the toil. Oh but get this, everything I have had to go through was paying into my investment. Everything I have to go through, it’s paying into my investment because every now and then I get a ROI or a Return on Investment. This means, I get some stuff back for the all the stuff I have had to endure and/or pay out.

In other words …

When I suffer, I am sowing into my savings that pays off in surpluses (an amount of something left over when requirements have been met).

When I am in pain, I am planting into another project that has the potential to provide a profit.

When agony has to be my allowance, I abide because it is making my assets abundant.

When I cry, it’s simply a cost I have to compensate in order to one day get my commission.

So now, instead of wallowing in my pit, I rejoice. Instead of being upset at what I don’t have, at the moment; I rejoice knowing it’ll soon pay off. However, it’ll only pay off if I invest. If that happens to mean days of not having, so be it. If it might mean, nights of crying, so be it. If it means, losing some folk, so be it because I need a ROI and the only way I can get it, I have to first invest. What are you willing to invest in order to get a return? Understand something, it may hurt (on the front end) but it’ll be worth it when it pays off.