Day 17: When You Hit a Wall
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13
There will be times when you feel like you’ve hit a wall, spiritually. You’ve prayed, but no new direction or wisdom from above has come to you, and nothing seems to be changing. You’ve decided you’re not going to give up now, but you’d really like to move forward already!
In my experience, hitting a wall usually means one of two things: you need to stand where you’re at until your victory comes to pass in your life, or there’s something that the Lord directed you to do, but you didn’t do it.
Let’s talk about the latter first. If you feel stuck, it may just be that the Lord gave you a specific bit of instruction, but you failed to follow through. God can’t bring you to the next step of your victory without you taking the step He gave you before. Ask Him if there’s something you haven’t acted on. If there is, repent, and then do whatever it is He told you to do.
If you’ve done all that you know to do and all that God has directed you to do, then it’s time for you to simply stand your ground. Keep on doing what you’ve been doing. If nothing appears to be changing in your circumstances or with the people you love, don’t allow yourself to get discouraged. If you keep standing, you will get the victory.
If you plant tomatoes, are you going to get upset when the fruit isn’t quite ready to pick yet? Are you going to rip the whole plant out of the ground before it’s time? No! You’ve fed it, you’ve watered it, you’ve carefully dug up any weeds that came up around it—now it’s time to patiently wait for the harvest to be ready.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9
If we really believe what the Bible says—that we will reap a harvest—then we won’t lose heart or grow weary.
Here’s another excellent verse on not growing weary:
But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded! 2 Chronicles 15:7
Don’t let yourself get weak! Your work—all that love you’ve been planting—shall be rewarded!
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you anything that the Lord directed you to do that you didn’t follow through on. Be quick to repent and then get it done. I encourage you to keep it up! You’re doing awesome!