Everyone’s familiar with the saying, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Many of us are now at a place where we’re questioning why we remain “stuck” in certain areas of our lives.
We often get off to a great start, garner momentum, make progress, and then suddenly when we hit a peak of success in one area or another, we quickly fall; ending back at the start line.
Sometimes when we allow our emotions to take over we wonder, “Is this universe playing a trick on me?” I’m sure we all do this form time to time – place the blame upon someone or something else, but the truth of the matter is that we need to examine ourselves.
This mindset of not taking responsibility for the results we receive in life, placing the blame on others, and traveling on a cyclical journey – moving but not going anywhere, reminds me of the children of Israel.
God made the children of Israel a promise that they would see the “Promise Land” and would be protected from their enemies as they went to claim the land that was already theirs, but somehow their actions and mindset kept them moving on the same path for 40 years! Jeez, I can’t imagine having the same hiccups in life for 40 straight years and not doing anything about it – that’s insanity!
Believe it or not, many people today go a lifetime unwilling to identify the areas in which their stuck. They think it is okay to manage and eradicate the “pebbles” in their life but ignore the “big rocks” or “giants” that continue to weigh them down, drowning and blinding their hearts and vision from the path that God wants for their life.
Make the decision today to knock down the “giants” in your life by asking yourself the right questions. Take the steps needed to move out of a cyclical path and onto a new road that will lead you to greater peace and happiness – to a land flowing with milk and honey!
Here are some questions that will allow you to coach yourself into greatness!
- As you read today’s scripture and explored the books of Exodus and Joshua, what cyclical patterns did you notice?
- What cyclical patterns do you recognize in your life that keep you in the wilderness?
- Imagine you have left the cyclical path and moved to a new road of destiny. What did you do to get to that place?