Faith or Fear?
Satan would like to drown you in that fear. He wants you to stay fearful and doesn't want your faith to grow... Satan knows if he can make you "feel" stuck in a rut, he has you just where he wants you. As long as you are not a threat to him, he knows that he can cause depression and all sorts of malady's to befall you to make you feel stuck.
God wants you to grow not only in Him but in relationships with others as well. He wants to get your out of that spiritual rut, and grow as you take those steps in faith. It is not going to be easy, but as you step out in the faith of God, that courage will empower and draw you out into the delivering hands of God. You can have that freedom in your mind...It does not mean that ole devil is not going to try to throw his thoughts back in your face. As long as you are alive you will struggle, so stand firm against the schemes of the devil and cast those thoughts down in the name of Jesus!
Just like when we were a young baby learning to walk, we would fall down, and get right back up. We must remember our Christian walk is the same; we have to learn to walk in God's Spirit. At times we are going to lose our balance and fall, but we bounce back---we don't stay in one place but we keep moving forward in the knowledge of God.
You know some of us have a lot of knowledge in the Lord, but something is missing when you don't apply that knowledge to your own life and walk with God.
Father, I ask you to release that knowledge of God that is beyond the surface of our hearts to empower us to make bold and courageous moves in Your Kingdom and in our own lives. Help us we pray to not get in a rut, but if we do feel as if we are in a rut help us to see with the eyes of faith your delivering hands reaching down for us, and putting us back on our journey with God, In Jesus' name we pray, Amen