Stuck. Turtle speed. Glue. At a stand still. Not moving forward. If we’re all honest, we have felt this way about ourselves many times in our lives. We’ve felt as if we weren’t going anywhere and don’t even know where to start. We want to live a different way, but we just can’t seem to bring ourselves to change. We lack willpower and determination to see it through because we can’t see beyond today. Life is just that – one big, stuck mess! There has to be something different.

The first thing we must determine is that we are responsible for ourselves. We can’t blame others for what isn’t the way that we want it. It’s easy to project onto others that they are the reason behind all of this, but in the end it all comes back to us. No one can force us to sit still and not go anywhere. We can get up and move just as easy as we can stay where we are. When we’ve decided that we’ve had enough, then that gives us the much needed motivation to put it into gear and drive.

The next thing we must do to keep from feeling stuck is to get a plan in place. God gives us wisdom, but He expects us to put that wisdom into place in our life. Think about what it’s going to take to get from point a to point b, then begin to work that plan. So often we fail to plan. We think that we can cut corners in the initial stages, but it only ends up biting us in the end. We must enter the planning stage with a positive attitude and outlook knowing that we will see this through to the end. We don’t take no for an answer.

Lastly, we must give God the space to work to change us from the inside out. We feel stuck, but that’s not what God sees for us. He sees us moving beyond that difficult spot. We see no way to move forward, but He sees a brief pause launching us toward our destiny. We must allow Him to challenge and push us even when we don’t think we have what it takes. Then we realize that it isn’t what’s in us that’s taking us from this stuck place. It’s God’s power on the inside of us. If it weren’t for His power, then we would be back at square one – back to our “glue” state.

So stop believing the lie that you can’t get up from this place. That’s what Satan would love for you to believe, but that just isn’t true. That’s not what God says. You can do this. Put one foot in front of the other, and keep going. Once the momentum starts, there’s no stopping you. 100 Stuck Lane used to be your address, but now you are going to reside at 100 I’m Not Where I Used To Be Avenue. You don’t have to stay stuck because that’s all in your past.

So what’s stopping you? You can do this!

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