Getting Stuck

Do you have a lack of momentum in your life? Do you think your life is stuck? What creates momentum? Race cars, boat racers, bicycle racers all try to lighten their load. Why? So they have more speed, more momentum.

Momentum in life, in our Christian life is not adding new ideas or adding new projects. Momentum is created by lightening your load, just like racers lighten their load. As believers, we have to shut things down that are dragging on us. Things that no longer work.

Twenty years ago a racer used specific equipment for that time, that season in their life. But a race car driver no longer uses the equipment from twenty years ago. Why? Because the race car of twenty years ago is not the same as the race car of today. Today’s race car is lighter and redesigned to match the time or season.

Are we not all in a race according to scripture? How can we expect things from our life twenty years ago to be the same today? I am not talking about God’s word but about your life. If you feel stuck or a lack of momentum in your life with the Lord it is because you are in a different season of your life and you need to cut away what is no longer working. Cut away what is slowing you down. Cut away from your life the people dragging you down. I am not talking about doing things against God’s word but cutting things out that slow you down.

Churches have a variety of ministries – some work and some do not work. The ministry can not move forward until it shuts down the ministries that are no longer working. If a part of the ministry is no longer producing the fruit it once produced, it should be shut down. Why would you take God’s tithe money and put it in to dead ground?

People and ministries get stuck or slowed down because they are not willing to inventory what is working in a new season and what no longer works. So if something no longer works, but you or a minstery program is not shut down, it becomes a weight and slows you down. It can slow a ministry down and by refusing to shut it down, church becomes weighted down. You are determined to carry an earlier
season into new seasons and they slow your momentum. Scripture puts it this way –

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 KJV  “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
[2] A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
[3] A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
[4] A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
[5] A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
[6] A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
[7] A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
[8] A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
[9] What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?”

Momentum is not going to come with new ideas or new ministry projects. Momentum is going to come by examining your life, your ministry projects and cutting out what is not working any more. If it is weighing you down, you need to cut it away.

Until next time.

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