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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins


I shared this thought on my social media accounts recently:

"Sometimes we may be stuck where we are, no movement, because God can't trust us with the next step. Something to consider."

After a comment I received I felt it needed a little more insight, so, here are some further thoughts on this:

Sometimes God has more to show us right where we are! Sometimes He's preparing us for the next step. And sometimes He's preparing the next step for us. Everyone isn't always ready to receive the gift that we are. And sometimes we're not ready to be given to, to be unwrapped by, others. It's all about timing and God's timing is perfect timing. Trust it.

The waiting isn't always a bad thing. It is always a learning opportunity.

I usually ask God two questions:

What do You need to show me that I'm not seeing?

What so You need me to learn?

Then I wait while immersing myself in His Word, prayer, praise, worship, and journaling. And sometimes I just sit still, doing nothing, in the silence trusting God for the next step.

I hope this brings further clarity to being, or feeling, stuck. It's the wilderness experiences that prepare us for the mountaintop experiences. It's in understanding the darkness that prepares us to value, and walk in, the light.

And yes, sometimes we are stuck because we have not been obedient and God needs to work that out in us before He can trust us with the next step. If you haven't done what is required of where you are, how can you mive to the next step or level? Remember, it's not just about us but about us AND those He means for us to influence.

I found this Scripture to be comforting and a reminder that I must do it God's way, whether it makes sense to me or not, while trusting Him with the results:

I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” (Psalms 32:8‭-‬9 TPT)

Be Encouraged! ❤

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