In which there is no movement…

by Craig on February 29, 2012

Why does a Christian get stuck, unable tp move forward?source

You know what you need to be doing…
but you just can’t make the move.

You know you need to make choices…
but you’re not sure which ones are right.

You know…
the timing…
is soon…
or never…
but You’re not sure if it’s now.

I get it.

Have you been distracted…
doing everything except that which needs to be done…
things you know won’t even make you happy…
instead of things that have proven to?

I get that.

And are you making these choices alone?
Or are you being “convinced” to make these decisions?

What’s pushing or pulling you?

If the answer is just you…me…us…
just fear, insecurity, or doubt…

Why does a Christian get stuck, unable tp move forward?source

…then I…we…need to deal with us.

If it’s other than us then the source is either human or not.
If it’s a human we have to deal with that human. No?

If it’s not human…then God is best armed to deal with it.

I know this much…
if the source is not human…
it can help to be as sin free as possible…
to be a better conductor of God’s power…
to offer fewer and smaller holes in our fence…
for which the Evil One and his minions constantly search.

The more sin there is in life, the more prone to “convincing” we are, either from humans, or internal demons, or real demons. We can’t be free of sin, that’s why there’s grace, but the better the condition of our heart, the less prone we are to yield to “convincing” from any negative source.

And not to move…
when we should…
that isn’t a sin…
but it is a “transgression”.

If I…we…are not aiming for our best life within God’s will…
if he’s saying now and we’re saying later…
it’s a transgression.

All sin is transgression…
not all transgression is sin…
much the same…

Why does a Christian get stuck, unable tp move forward?source

…but not quite the same.

So what of this difference…yet relation…between transgression and sin?

In the middle of this series on the Imprecatory Psalms…
in the middle of learning to battle against the Evil One and his minions…
I want to stop and take a one day look at transgressions…

Today, I ask forgiveness for both…the Bible tells me I must.

Tomorrow, the full skinny on transgressions…

Please. Come. Back.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie February 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

Thank you Craig for helping us look at what we don’t always want to . . .but need to! God bless you! And loved that kitty picture!

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Craig February 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Deb, I’m helping ME see what I don’t always see! I’m glad you like the journey. and I threw a dog picture in too – because I’ve been a little kitty heavy lately (◔‿◔) God bless you my friend!

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Cora February 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I’m sooooo stuck! I feel that inner thing that says move, and I don’t know where to or what for or why. Yet, the longer I stay where I am, the more dry I become. I feel like I’m in the dehydrator with my life being sucked out and I’m shriveling up like a grape would as it turns into a raisin. And now I feel guilt for NOT moving — transgression, sin, voices, horses —– I’m looking forward to tomorrow to read more, Craig. What in the world keeps me from moving???

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Craig February 29, 2012 at 1:19 pm

maybe we should start a club Cora or SA “Stuck Anonymous”. I get it my friend, I really do. Amen – transgressions, sins, voices, horses – I get it! Just finished a prayer for you – for wisdom – for peace – for direction – for less guilt – because you’re no more guilty than any of us are. God bless you Cora!

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Dawn March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

Cora,

SOMETIMES we’re not meant to move. SOMETIMES we are meant to just be. SOMETIMES we’re Mary, not Martha. Maybe this is one of those SOMETIMES?

Now, I have to be re-certified in basic cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Tuesday and I have not opened the book yet. THAT is a bone fide willful non-move. On the other hand, I am at a spiritual intersection right now, as you know, and I am not moving until the choices eliminate themselves.

Love you,
Dawn

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Craig March 3, 2012 at 5:04 am

It might be Dawn, this first year of blogging I’ve put many more hours into it than my body, given the sleep thing, could really handle – really operating at honestly more than 100% – maybe the body and mind are just now forcing me to slow down. I get your movement/lack of movement scenario – I have prayed. God bless you Dawn – oh – and I put the dogs in just for you (ˆ◡ˆ)

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Dawn March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

Craig,

I loved the huskie mom and her pup picture–a lot!

Dawn

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