Stuck & “Yes”
This is part of a series Dr. Aikens taught on being Stuck in No Change. The next part is entitled “Stuck and Gazing, But God!”
In the first part of this series, “A Look at Being Stuck,” we reviewed what being stuck can look like using David from I Samuel. And in part two, continuing with David and 1 Samuel, “Looking Good, Yet Still Stuck,” we saw that a grand army standing before the enemy looked mighty, made no impact on the enemy they faced. We need to understand that how we look or even feel does not change us from being stuck in no change; it can even become a “Yokes of No Change.”
“Stuck” is a place where there is no respect for anything we may have said yes to, or how many times we have said yes, looking for change to follow, it still seems that forces keep us caught up and held right where we are, in no change.
When we are “Stuck,” we believe the lie that things or we will never change; it wears us out. It kills the yes within us and makes us prone to faining before we can ever reap the benefits of speaking the eternal yes to what God and His work speaks to us.
Consider this next scripture that speaks very clearly about the work of the antichrist in the end-times.
Daniel 7:25-27 (KJV)
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
And the kingdom and dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
And in Galatians, The Word encourages us not to lose heart because He knows that the work of the enemy of our soul never gives up on trying to make us faint by telling us that we will forever be “stuck” in “no change.”
Galatians 6:9 amplified
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right for in due time, and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
We can also have hope when we embrace the truth that God always leads us in the land of the living, which upholds us from fainting in our days of adversity.
God is never the one who causes us to be stuck, never! Doing so would cause Him to violate our will, and that is not His way. Instead, God takes a “yes” we’ve said, and He causes it to be recorded. And through that, yes, He assigns and may even knit our soul to a place or someone else. However, that is not stuck! That is being given the power to “stay.” Stay in place until God releases us. The staying power of God is His gift to us to “stick and stay” or “Sterizo.”
God establishes “our yes” to “Sterizo” to cause us to be able to stand and withstand to stay in the place assigned as if placed with glue. But the difference between “stuck” and “sterizo” is the peace we have when we give God the Yes and trust that in our due season, He will move us to our next season, place, or assignment. Glory!
He does this to ensure that we have all we need to stand and accomplish what He pleases and the ability to continue to do so despite any words or attacks of the enemy of our assignment.
His manifesting power in our life is so great that even when others think we are stuck, we know we are not. No one else can declare you are “Stuck,” we know when we are, and we know when we are “staying,” not stuck.
Sterizo is a compelling spiritual concept in God. That is only one of the many powerful things He does in establishing our “yes” to stand.
In this journey to understand and gain wisdom on being stuck in no change and the connection to our eternal yes and being assigned to “sterizo,” we must not overlook the truth that we will have seasons throughout our lives where we are assigned to stay. Others are sure we are stuck, but trust in our lives’ greatest power, the matchless, unconditional love of God.
His love will always reveal the truth, and in that, we can put all the full weight of our trust.
This is part of a series Dr. Aikens taught on being Stuck in No Change. The next part is entitled “Stuck and Gazing, But God!” Coming Soon Selah!