Welcome to a brand new month! I expect great things to happen to me, and it is my hope that is your expectation too.
Through the month of March, I will be blogging, podcasting and even sharing YouTube videos based on my book, Destiny Navigational Application…Discern Essence, Discover Mandate, Deploy Power, Demonstrate Dominion.
Have you ever been stuck? Or are you stuck now? Well, I get stuck once in a while on the way to achieving a goal, and realise I suddenly cannot find my way. At such times, I begin to feel a gap between where I want to go and where I am at and If I don’t deal with it fast enough, I find myself getting frustrated and ultimately giving up on whatever I was working on. A few years ago I had my biggest getting-stuck experience ever and based on what I learnt in that season, a book was birth. Here is what happened.
It all started with a recurring dream. In this dream, I would see myself embarking on a journey in my car. In the course of this journey, there was always a need for me to make a stop on the way. After each stop my attempt to return to my car always ended in frustration because every time, I would not be able to find my way to where the car was parked. Usually, the parking lots were marked, and I always had a token that was meant to show me where the car was parked. However, each time even with the token I would not be able to find my way back to the car. It was always at this point that I got frustrated…
Most nights in this dream, I spent what seemed like hours looking for my car, I would go round and round in circles and yet not find it. At other times, I would solicit help from others to find the car. Interestingly, we always found so many cars that looked exactly like mine but each time I got close, I realised it wasn’t mine.
Though this was a dream at the time, my life as I knew it was also stuck. I was treading the path of Destiny, but I was no longer enjoying the journey… I knew there was more I could do but was unable to figure out what that MORE was. I was really troubled because I knew without any shadow of the doubt that the dream was a clear reflection of my life at the time.
So even though I knew what I was called to do, I was stuck because what I was doing wasn’t getting the results I wanted and nothing I tried seemed to be working, and the more I tried, the more I felt like I was swimming against the tide- a very rough tide. I needed answers fast!
By now, I had started to think of giving up what I was doing while trying to convince myself that maybe I wasn’t meant to be doing it. However, I knew somewhere deep in my heart that it was not the time to quit; instead it was the time to dig deeper. I also knew somehow that God held the answer, and He was willing to let me in on what it was if I asked the right questions.
In that state, I knew I had to trust God and so I prayed a very simple prayer which in my opinion was like depressing a panic button to say, I need HELP! That prayer not only clarified a number of things for me but it led to learning that birth the book we now call DNA.
So what do you do when you’re confused like I was, and you don’t know what step to take?
Pray about it!
After I had prayed, God took me through a process that helped me find my way back and in the process I was able to distil a template for others who might be stuck on the journey to MORE.
Not long after, I started getting answers to all my questions and with time, I was back on track knowing what next to do. This marked the journey to an upward progression of my life and destiny which I still enjoy today.
Maybe you’re somewhere like I was in that season, and you are asking yourself what next to do. There is a way out for you! Pick yourself up and go back to God for instructions and direction. He will surely guide you.
As you press into God to hear him, also consider the following:
1. Step away from what you are currently doing to clear your head and get perspective.
2. Do something else you enjoy especially for fun. You want to keep your life light at this point. ‘No heavy lifting’.
3. Reassess what you have done so far and get to the root of why you are feeling stuck. If you are unhappy with what you are doing, ask yourself WHY?
4. It will help if you also do a review of a couple of years prior. This will highlight the progress you have made before and encourage you to hold on while you get your mojo back.
5. Remind yourself why you started the journey in the first place. For me beyond the fact that I was gifted to do what I was doing is the fact that I actually believe it was what I am called to do. So, the reason started to do what I do is because it is my calling. You also need to remind yourself why you do what you do.
Destiny Navigational Application- a book that teaches you how to Discover Essence, Discover Mandate, Deploy Power and Demonstrate Dominion.
To buy a copy, click here if you live outside Nigeria. Or send a text or call 08133602883 if you are within Nigeria, for your copy.
Being stuck is not the end of your journey, if you take the time to speak to God and answer the questions that may arise, you will make it NeverTheLess. I promise you…
Discover purpose, live Powerful.
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