The Escape from your Stagnant Wheel...don't be lost in translation...


Imagine those cyclic rides in amusement parks...they are shaped like wheels and keep going round and round until the individuals become very light-headed and some come out having head-aches. I think life can feel like a wheel sometimes, going round and round in the same old circles and you feel like nothing new has emerged or will emerge for a very long time to come. Some people get physically tired and some others get spiritually tired. They may have been waiting on God for something and it just doesn't feel like God is going to do anything about their situations. "Oh ye of little faith!" If God has said it, then He will do it ("God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent, has He said and will He not do?" Numbers 23:19)

It doesn't have to feel that way. The bible says that the "expectations of the righteous shall not be dashed." Who does this apply to? Certainly not every Tom, Dick, and Harry, but to the children of God...to those who truly believe! If you believe that God is everything that He says He is, then you would wake up each morning with great gigantic expectations the size of mount Everest, and if you have such great expectations, and because God watches over every word He speaks and makes sure it comes to pass, then your expectations will not be dashed. If you are expecting your tomorrow to be greater than yesterday, then it will be. You just have to wait for the right time. Do you know the right time? The answer is "No, you don't know right now but when it is the right time God will reveal it to you." Don't get tired of waiting because God is not tired of waiting. If you have already bought a gift for your other half two weeks before his birthday, I bet you will be itching to show it to Him already. Oh, if only God can reveal what He has in store for you just to bring a smile to your dainty face...but see, the impact and the meaning of the gift will be destroyed if it is given at the wrong time.

We need to get to that level where we stop living our lives in repetitive cycles of stagnancy. Because you've asked God for one thing and He has not yet given it to you, because the timing is wrong or because you really don't need it at all, does not mean that the rest of your life should come to a stand-still!!! You can do a ZILLION things in your life. Each day the ideas I come up with sometimes are so MANY that I have to start canceling stuff out of my brain and relegate them as "insignificant."

There needs to be something BIGGER that we are aspiring towards, with each passing day. Your tomorrow MUST be better than your yesterday. You cannot remain stagnant! Your life should not just be 'same ol, same ol.' Before you lived one day God had written about all of your days. He wrote about everything that you were created to accomplish. He basically "engineered" you to succeed. Yes, it's true...no matter how foolish anyone may seem, they were created to succeed. So if you ended up not accomplishing anything in life but instead become a failure, it won't be anyone's fault but yours...because God Himself said, "My people perish for lack of knowledge." You have the intelligence to think about so many ideas, but you get stuck on one basic idea and it becomes the norm in your life, and you just never even bother to move a notch higher.

Talk about lack of knowledge...

Most people die because they don't know that they have the power to become survivors.
Most people who commit suicide don't know that there is another way out.
Those who get high on drugs don't know they can get even a higher level of "highness" just by worshiping God.
They just don't know another way out, but the universe is vast and the whole earth is waiting for the sons of God to manifest with ideas that have never been seen before. "For there is a God in heaven Who reveals secrets..." (Daniel 2:28)

Just imagine being in one of those cyclic rides for the rest of your life. When we go to amusement parks, we have the conscious knowledge that at the end of the day we are bound to get off the roller coaster and head on home. But some unconsciously live in spiritual and physical roller coasters or wheel rides. They keep doing the same things over and over again, and their lives do not show any improvements or accomplishments.


I'm not sure who exactly I'm talking to, but if its you then you've got to make a conscious effort to say, "today I am expecting You (God) to take me higher with You." Never forget that He can do the impossible...after all He has raised the dead before, commanded the sea storms to stop raging, and split both the Red sea and river Jordan into two...is there anything too hard for Him???

I pray that if you're reading this and you feel your life is stagnant, that God will resurrect any dry bones in your body and you will be raised to expect God to do the impossible when you wake up tomorrow morning. Every billionaire started somewhere...they started from dreaming BIG...it can be YOU one day....

9 comments:

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

I needed to read this because I am really "...spiritually tired"...and I need to ask God to strengthen me and breath life into me again...

On the side, you guys...TERC...are really doing a great job.
I try to listen to what you have to share every week...Juz Keep Doing What You are doing...God Bless you

Isi said...

i love this blog. well done!!!

curvyice said...

Dang Gurl, Are u kididng me? this is rhema, right from teh master himself. its refreshing to know that been wherever we are is a chocie we make. cos acquiring knowledge is a choice. tahnnks once again for a great word.

Jem said...

hmmm.... this message is well timed for me. Sometimes, we just get fed up but we must move on in faith.

Jaycee said...

@ miss Opeke...May God strengthen you and breathe LIFE into you again in Jesus Name, Amen. He will give you His water, and you will NEVER thirst for anything else but Him again...you CAN do this...

@ Isi...thank God...

@ curvy...thank God for His word...lol..

@ Jem...true...Psalm 125:1 says, "those who trust in the Lord are like mount Zion, which cannot be MOVED, but abides forever." Even David, at one of the most depressing times in His life, where no one cared about him, was recorded to have "ENCOURAGED HIMSELF in the Lord."

It is a lie from the devil that God has abandoned us, the book of Psalms says, "even your mother may forget you, but I (God) will never forget you."

Ms.Ken said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us...It was truly God-sent for me today.May God continue to enrich you and use you as His instrument.Amen

Sha said...

Oh ma gosh.. thank u so much gurlie... needed this so much!

Allied said...

This post came at the right time. It so funny how you used the same scriptures i used on my blog.

Jaycee said...

@ Ms. Ken...Amen, and that same prayer multiple times more for you as well...

@ Sha..thank God. How are you doing BTW?

@ allied...yeah...funny...lol. I'm glad you had a great time on ur birthday!!!