I am convinced that there is no such thing as being stuck. Here’s why. If you put another person (who has a history of success) in the same place where you feel stuck, they would likely maneuver out of the sticky situation in a few months, maybe even days.
A blind spot in your internal vision and unclear direction doesn’t mean you are stuck. It means you feel stuck. It could mean it’s time for a transition and you need guidance, boldness, and skills to maneuver the change. If you feel stuck, look for a forward path. When you go forward, eventually new opportunities will come. Stuck feelings can easily be the result of believing something that simply is not true. It can be based on your experience, environment, lack of skills, or something you saw or heard. Even if you can’t change your circumstances today. You can start by moving forward in spite of the lies that try to hold you back.
Here are 2 lies that you should never believe.
Lie #1 – Your surroundings and experiences always define your identity.
God created you with a purpose. If your experience does not support what’s in you, it doesn’t mean the experience is an indicator of the truth. It just means, you have new seasons ahead. Don’t believe a lie and embrace a false identity that redefines who you are. Meditate on who God says you are.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” – Psalm 139:14
Remember your gifts, your talents, and your future. The lie says the current situation is the whole story. The lie tells you that your dreams and hopes will never happen. The lie tries to keep you feeling stuck. Don’t believe the lie!
Lie #2 – What you think is always true.
Be careful believing what you think when the thought is based on experience and a limited perspective. Here are some clues that your mind is telling you a lie.
When everyone is thinking just like you – Matthew 7:13 says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”
When you place deadlines on God to give you what you want, and if He doesn’t meet your deadline, you think it’s over. God does not work on our schedule. He has His own timing. Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
When you think you are so great that nothing can touch you – Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
No matter how good or bad things get, they will change. Thinking through circumstances, praying before you act, and meditating on the Scriptures are great habits that will help keep your thoughts from fooling you.
Tame your thoughts by sifting them through God’s truth because His Word doesn’t lie.