I have felt stuck. Stuck in the muck of life! It’s not been pretty. Sometimes I’ve grieved being stuck in my own skin. That is one thing that you can’t run from. It’s ugly, it’s painful, it’s untrue and sometimes sinful!
Then I found out………….
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus died to pull us out of that muck, whatever that muck looks like. But it’s still hard. Hard to walk out of that abusive marriage, step away from the person that you feel love from because God would not honor that relationship, leave a job that is over taking your life because your financial decisions have made you depend it on, unhealthy relationships, the shadow of your own past or anything that is weighing you down so that your head can not see the face of Jesus.
I have felt that “stuck” for many different reasons until I got it! Until I found the “ONE” that got me unstuck! I found courage, strength, endurance, comfort, security, forgiveness, faithfulness, peace, joy and the greatest of these is unconditional love. Never taking my eyes off His I was able to not live in a world of “stuck” any longer.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
He who gives me strength helped me find that place and it lead me to wanting to honor Him with my life in whatever situation I was in at the time. Learning to be content or, if needed, finding a Godly way out of that discontent.
He is my way………….. Is HE yours? Your way out of “stuck”!
Thank you Lord Jesus! Amen!