Word 4U Today

GETTING ‘UNSTUCK’! (2)

GETTING ‘UNSTUCK’! (2)

“…I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back” Philippians 3:14 TM

Yesterday, we looked at two important things about getting ‘unstuck’ or getting weighed down in life: forgiveness and faith.

But there are two more challenges (that might at first look like opposites!)

First, it’s flexibility.

When things don’t go just the way you intended them to, it’s your time to roll with it. We can trust God for wisdom even if ‘plan A’ didn’t exactly plan out. And on top of that, we have to have the flexibility to put effort into getting ‘unstuck’. Even if your position isn’t your fault, we need to be flexible enough to decide, to take action, and to act in forgiveness/faith without prompting.

Next, it’s firmness.

The Israelites had some seriously nasty situations to get out of. After following God’s order to leave the desert where they were enslaved by the Egyptians, they ended up stuck between the Red Sea in front of them and the Egyptian army behind them. They were in the middle of a rather nasty sandwich. Death seemed to be waiting for them on either side.

(There are too many ‘stuck’ situations for us to name, but we’re guessing that if you’re facing
one, you can relate to these guys).

What did they have to do? Be firm. Check Exodus 14. God made it so that the Israelites didn’t let fear decide their decisions. They weren’t driven by
emotions and didn’t talk themselves into defeat. Instead, they looked to God for help. There’s lots we can learn from the process of becoming unstuck – but don’t get familiar.

When God shows you the way out, take it! Immediately!

What now?
Take times to be still before God. You might just get new insight or direction where you most need it.

Joy Ferdiz

October 16th, 2013

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