Do you feel like you are in a spiritual rut—as if nothing is moving and you are at a standstill? To receive the miracle you need, you must get spiritually unstuck.
Timing is Everything When You Want to Get Spiritually Unstuck
Rabbi Curt Landry said this, “Timing is everything. The Lord gave me a vision of a clock. Imagine you are looking at 12 o’clock. This is to remember. The first thing you need to do is remember. Declare now, ‘I will remember!’”
What do you need to remember to get spiritually unstuck? You must remember that you have a choice. The word “remember” is in the Bible hundreds of times. God knows that your nature is to forget.
God wants you to remember Him and remember you always have a choice to follow Him or follow the world. Getting busy and forgetting does not have to become a way of life.
Takeaway: Get spiritually unstuck by remembering the Lord and that you have a choice.
Do You Feel Like Hannah?
- “Then Elkanah her husband said to her, ‘Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?’”—1 Samuel 1:8
Hannah felt rejected. She was weeping and her heart was grieved. She felt spiritually stuck.
Do you feel like Hannah? Are you waiting to get out of a rut and step into your miracle? Perhaps you have done everything you can think of…
- Sowed a seed
- Proclaimed God’s promises
- Believed in the Word of God
But there is no manifestation. It is time to get spiritually unstuck and move out of a rut and into a miracle.
Bitterness Can Be a Root to a Rut
Elkanah, Samuel’s father and Hannah’s husband, also had another wife, Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.
- “…Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of hosts in Shiloh… And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb. And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.”—1 Samuel 1:2-7 (emphasis added)
Hannah had bitterness in her soul. Do you struggle with bitterness and anger?
You might be frustrated with God’s timing. He’s moving too slowly. But there is a purpose in the waiting, in God being “slow.” This is an opportunity for you to get into agreement with Him, to get things in order—an opportunity to get spiritually unstuck and into alignment so you can receive what He has for you in the coming season.
What did Hannah do about her bitterness and anger? She prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish. She admitted her bitterness and handed it over to the Lord.
What do you need to hand over to the Lord?
- Anger at your spouse, child, or family member
- Bitterness in a situation where there is no breakthrough
- Frustration with God’s timing
Perhaps you see others receiving like Hannah saw Peninnah. You have cried out, prayed, and asked. Still nothing happens.
How did God work in this situation? He didn’t work as quickly as Hannah would have liked—Hannah longed to get spiritually unstuck. And though she stayed in that spiritual rut for a time, God was still working. He was preparing her to give birth to the prophet Samuel. God was shaping her in such a way she did not understand at the time.
As she prayed, Eli the priest, watched her. He did not hear her, but only saw her lips moving and thought she wasn’t really praying at all but rather drunk on wine.
There will be times you are in a rut and the process to get spiritually unstuck needs to just be between you and God. Get honest with the Lord and say…
- “Lord, I have been in bitter waters. I’ve been in a bitter rut and feel stuck. I want to get spiritually unstuck, Lord. I repent of my bitterness as Hannah did. Lord, I know and trust you are birthing something new in me right now. Like Hannah, you are giving me a double portion. I choose You. I choose faith, that Your timing is perfect to create something new in me.”
Follow a Biblical Pattern to Get Spiritually Unstuck
Remember the Lord and remember you have a choice. God’s Word tells us to remember hundreds of times. Forgetting is human nature.
- “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”—John 14:26
The Spirit will remind you and help you get spiritually unstuck. Lean in and trust Him.
Recognize any bitterness, anger, and frustration with God’s timing. You must acknowledge and admit it, then hand it over to God. Jesus does not bring condemnation. That is from the enemy.
- “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”—John 3:17
You do not have to feel condemned when recognizing your struggle. We all struggle with these things from time to time.
Repent for the bitterness, anger, and frustration; get spiritually unstuck and out of the rut. Perhaps you are in a “good rut,” things are going your way and you have gotten comfortable. God wants you to move forward, not just stand still in the same place. So turn to Him—repent—and ask Him where He wants to take you so you can receive the miracle He has for you.
“Father God, I come to You in the name of Yeshua. I remember Your goodness and choose to follow You and not my flesh. I admit I have struggled with Your timing and have become bitter and angry.
“But Lord, You are birthing something in me that's bigger than anything I know, a prophetic gift like Samuel’s. Lord God, come and speak to the nations. You are birthing a prophetic anointing and gift in me. I desire to move out of the rut, even the good one, to receive all you have for me in this next season. Father God, the enemy tries to trick me into agreeing with bitterness, anger, and frustration. He does this to condemn me. But today, I break that assignment in the name of Yeshua. I do not stand condemned but justified and forgiven in the Anointed One, the Messiah. Lord God, thank You for Your son, in Jesus’ name, amen.”
Rejoice because the seeds of miracles come out of the Courts of Heaven and land on your path and into your heart. They will prosper a double portion because rejoicing fertilizes the soil that gives new growth to miracles.
“Thank you, Father God. Prepare the fertile soil of my heart for miracles. Lord God, saturate me with the power of the Holy Spirit. I thank You, Lord, and will constantly speak Your praises. You are the One to move me out of the rut of bitterness, disappointment, doubt, and unbelief. You prepare me to receive a miracle, in Yeshua's name. Amen and amen!”
- Get a sheet of paper. Draw a line from top to bottom down the center.
- On the right side, write down all that hinders you from moving forward.
- On the left side, write down the desires of your heart, those that the Lord has given you.
- Go through the list on the right and repent from coming into agreement or putting your faith into those things. They are only holding you back. They have no power or authority in your life.
- Go through the list on the left side and declare that Yeshua is the One who can cause you to get spiritually unstuck. Ask Him if these desires align with His desires for you. Declare, “I am moving out of this rut and into the miracle, the double portion!” Bitterness, anger, and frustration cannot cohabitate with a miracle.
Take responsibility. Bitterness does not have to take root. If there is bitterness in your heart when a miracle seed goes in, bitterness kills it. But when you operate out of a place of expectancy, the soil will not be habitable for seeds of bitterness and anger. It will only be fertile for miracles. You get spiritually unstuck and can move forward.
Saturate your soul.
Read and mediate on Psalm 103 and forget not all the benefits of the Lord—remember!
Feeling like you are in a spiritual rut? Do you struggle with…
God's timing is not yours. And while you wait, these seeds (which produce bad fruit) can take root. You end up feeling stuck in a rut. But you can get free!
There is a biblical pattern you can follow to get spiritually unstuck. Use Hannah’s example and position your heart to receive a miracle in the next season.