Give yourself permission to shine for God’s glory.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

Growing up, I was a very shy kid. I remember the first time I stood in front of my class to talk, my knees buckled and everyone laughed. The first time I sung in front of my mother and uncle, she said with excitement in her voice, Ohhhhhhhh, you can sing! Then I started to cry and never sung again. The first time I gave a speech in front of my church, I felt nervous and started to cry. Being out front, with all eyes on me, caused me to feel very afraid. But when I surrendered my life to Jesus, I surrendered to Him all fears and insecurities. I grew bolder and more confident every time I accepted the challenges of His Holy Spirit. That doesn’t mean I never felt afraid again. When Holy Spirit told me that it was time to begin doing DOTK LIVE, I had a panic attack. I said, “Lord, I just want to write devotionals! I want to stay behind the computer.” But He said, “People need more personal ministry. Trust Me, you’re going to love it” and He was right.

My sister, maybe you hate the spotlight and being the center of attention. Maybe you turn down promotions because you are afraid of everyone looking to you as the leader. Maybe you have dealt with fear of walking in your purpose because it requires you to speak up and stand out. I’m here to tell you, the same Holy Spirit that empowers me and gives me courage and confidence when I feel afraid, is the same Holy Spirit who will empower you at every turn. People will see God’s Spirit at work in your life and will be amazed by His light. Speak to the little girl in you. Give yourself permission to shine for God’s glory.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me with a perfect love that drives out all fear. You did not give me a spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, love and a sound mind. Help me to walk courageously and confidently in your plan and purpose. Help me stay reminded that no matter how afraid I feel, those are just feelings. It’s not who I am. I am your daughter and you got my back. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

19 thoughts on “Give yourself permission to shine for God’s glory.”

    1. I so love all of these Devotionals .. I’ve been through a lot .. of it wasn’t for God I would not be here … now God has Restored things in my life .. my kids that are grown & have lives of their own are all judging me .. telling me I’m in the wrong .. I know what God’s word that he gave me .. almost every morning your devotions so minister to me … thank you for obeying God you are such a blessing to me .. 💜 Jackie

  1. Good Morning,
    This is for me…behind the scene, wanting to break out, speak up and be seen for Gods Glory!

    I’ve been feeling in my spirit for a while now that I want to praise the Lord in dance and I even know the song. I get the butterflies and nervousness, even as I speak on it now. I mentioned it to my Pastor and regretted afterwards because the pressure was on and makes me more nervous 😲

    This is definately confirmation and I will give myself permission to shine for Gods GLORY.. Asking God to give me the strength and courage to worship Him with my whole heart ❤ Please pray with me 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

    I Thank God for DOTK and Sista Kesha letting God use you.
    Love Paige

  2. It’s okay to shine because it’s not about me, it’s about who I belong to, I am the daughter of the True and Living God, My King👑.

  3. I can identify with what you said, God had to speak to me and let me know how He would shine through me if I surrender and allow myself to trust Him. So many times we allow people not God to give us our identity, Thank you so much for the word.

  4. Amen Thank you God for teaching me and having my back and Jesus name .Thank yoy Sis. Kesha for sharing your devotional Love you ❤⚘❤

  5. I daily feed on this ministry and on God working through you and through my private devotional times..I have written before from the place I am..I live in a transitional home..I can fell God working through me today to tell someone not to give up on his calling on your life..It’s still there no matter how discouraged you maybe allow yourself to give everything to him..Allow his brokenness to come..I have experienced him breaking me but until you release everything until you have nothing else to give you can never be completely healed..Hallelujah I am experiencing healing from the abuse and hurt like never before and even though I am here I am experiencing freedom..Sisters I am not saying my future is planned in my strength but God holds the roadmap to my life to my future he holds me up with his mighty hand..He is taking back everything stolen from me..I am complete only through his love,mercy and grace..I stand because of him..I can now love myself as his daughter..I can reach out and love the man he has brought into my life and have discovered the more I love my Father the more I can love the precious one he brought into my life not only him but the ones he brings to me to show the the glory of God’s Son to..I am blessed and standing today because he reached down to me when I thought I was unlovable but poured himself out on me..I praise you my Father for being my ever present help my ever present strength and never leaving or forsaking me..

    1. Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister MEB💖!!!
      Amen..Amen..AMENNN!!!
      What a Blessed, Powerful & Encouraging Testimony/Word that you have shared❤!! You may have just saved someone’s life!!! Someone who felt like ALL hope was gone, you gave them the reassurance/encouragement they needed! I KNOW you SURELY encouraged ME!! And I Thank The Lord For You!!
      STAY ENCOURAGED MY SISTER!!
      Happy Holidays🎄🎍✨
      Love ALWAYS💕🌹
      Your DOTK Sister💝
      #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER

      1. Blessings to you my sister.. I am happy my testimony touched your life.. My goal in life is to let the glory of God shine through me in all I do..I can never repay the debt I owe to the One that has saved me nor can I begin to fathom the depth of his love for me and the all of us in this world..While I am here my prayer prayer is to reach those other’s reject that have labeled unloveable..God bless you..

  6. Amen, this was just the word I needed. I had such a trying day yesterday and started to question if God was really with me as my situation had not improved within years. However, I’m reminded that he has not left me or forsaken me, but I’m right where I need to be in my test. I pray that I will receive his favor in his timing, until then i will wait even though it is hard.

  7. Many don’t want you to shine for God but I stand Upon Solid Foundation Unto Him As Well Done In One Spirit In Truth And Justice For All Mankind I Have Been Redeemed Unto Him As Well Done I Am, I Will Not Be Ashamed To Praise His Name Is Holy Spirit Alive And Well Done setting upon the highest throne of grace and mercy and peace in Unconditionally Loved One Spirit And Soul In your own Faith in Him shall not be in Vain.

  8. Amen..Amen..AMENNN!!!!!!!!!!
    LORD I THANK YOU🙌🏽🙌🏽!!! I THANK YOU For This Blessed Awesome Reminder & TRULY Confirming Word, That I BELIEVE & RECEIVE In Your Holy, Mighty, Righteous & Precious Name..Amen🙏🏽 Lord, I WILL CONTINUOUSLY Give Myself Permission To Shine For GODS GLORY!! When I was FIRST introduced to DOTK..After reading the Devotionals, ohh I wanted soo badly/eagerly to “speak on/testify” about Gods Goodness to ME or sometimes I wanted/needed to share what was going on in my life & I DESPERATELY NEEDED some Encouragement, as I was just beginning my “Return” (as I liked to call it) on MY “New Christian Journey” but I would feel like..nobody wants to hear what I have to say😏 or I’m NOT that “relevant” to speak on THIS platform😔! But ohhh was I SOOO WRONG!! When the Holy Spirit began to REMIND ME..”it’s NOT about what people think of you, it’s about what God HAS DONE FOR YOU!” That’s when I began to step out on Faith & REALLY begin to tell/share/testify & WALK in MY “Return” New Christian Journey! And what a Journey it has been & is!! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be a Life Coach/Encourager..how can I be if I’m “nervous/afraid or worried about what people think🤔?” to speak? Being a “good listener” is the beginning & being able to “speak up & out” is next..Lord, I THANK YOU For DOTK!! I AM BLESSED DAILY BY THESE DEVOTIONALS!! And I want the world to SEE & KNOW Just How GOOD GOD IS!! If He did it for ME, He CAN & WILL do it for you/them!! HE’S ABLE!! EVERYWHERE I GO & EVERYONE I MEET..I WANT MY LIGHT TO SHINE & FOR THEM TO KNOW IT’S NOT ABOUT ME..IT’S ABOUT JESUS!! YESSS I AM A JESUS FANATIC!! HE’S BEEN SOOO GOOD TO ME..I JUST CAN’T TELL IT ALL!! BUT I DO WANT EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, JOY, PEACE, GOODNESS, GRACE, MERCY & SOOO MUCH MORE THAT HE OFFERS/HAS IN STORE FOR THEM/US!!
    LORD I JUST LOVE YOU!!!💓😍❤🤗💗😊💞😚
    Lord Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This AMAZING MINISTRY, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

    1. “It’s not about what people think of you, it’s about what God has done for you!” – Wendy Lee
      Amen! We shared this on our page Sis. Wendy. May God bless you for blessing others on here. Love, The DOTK Team

      1. Peace & MANY Blessings My Beloved DOTK Family💖!!!
        Lord, I THANK YOU🙏🏽..For THIS Ministry & ALLOWING My Words/Heart & Faithfulness To YOU To Be Shared & An Encouragement To Someone💓!!! THANK YOU LORD🙌🏽🙌🏽!!! THANK YOU🙌🏽..THANK YOU🙌🏽..THANK YOU🙌🏽!!!
        Awww😢..Y’all Brought Joyful Tears & That “REAL TRUE” Feeling Of LOVE To My Heart❤!!
        If I can help/encourage someone along MY Journey..I’M GRATEFUL, THANKFUL & HUMBLED🙏🏽!
        Loving Y’all ALWAYS💕🌻🎄🎍✨
        Your DOTK Sister💝
        #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER

  9. Amen! I can personally relate to this devotional in such a way that I feel this was written for me. The testimony I can tell would be so long that I won’t put it all into words here. But I will say that I had a personal experience that caused me to experience a so afraid for years that I had stopped using the gift of singing that God has blessed me with. But a couple of weeks ago my Pastor surprised me by asking me to sing a solo. I was so prepared and I also began to panic. But I was obedient. Although I was not pleased with how I sounded ( because I know how much better I used to sing) when I finally opened my eyes after my solo I was amazed how the Lord had used my voice to minister to his people as His powerful anointing filled the church and everyone was praising God.
    I am so grateful that I did not give in to fear once more and let the devil steal my joy or snuff out the light that God has placed within me. To God be the glory!!!

  10. I saw some typos I wanted to fix:
    ” I had a personal experience that caused me to be so afraid ”
    ” I was so unprepared ”

    * I didn’t see an edit option

  11. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” i receive YOUR Beautiful WORD. In JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN may YOUR light so shine in my life that i may give GLORY to thee. Hallelujah to KING JESUS.” GLORY GLORY GLORY TO GOD.” ❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤

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