You get to a point at which you’ve plateaued out in the natural. You’ve taken yourself as high as you can go. Your degrees can’t get you any more promotions. Your résumé is bland. Your knowledge pales in comparison to the knowledge of some. The prestige of your alma mater isn’t as prestigious as you’ve financed or are still financing. You’ve plateaued.
Now what? Stop seeking worldly recognition and status. It’s temporary and well…worldly. God can supernaturally promote you higher and more quickly than any “world system” for His kingdom and purpose. Any other self or man made elevation is just temporary and you will plateau.
Stagnant? Plateaued? Check your motives. Check your heart. Check your desires. Check your standard. Check your goal. Check your relationship with the Father. Dr.J.
How many of you have ever been with a woman or numerous women that made you cringe when you reflected on it after you were convicted by the Holy Spirit? When you repent and turn from this kind of wickedness and don’t want to look back, it makes you physically and mentally sick sometimes to think about how you behaved in sin.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 NIV I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.
The king in this case (Ecclesiastes 7:26) says that being with a woman like the ones he was with is more bitter than death. What made the experience so deadly? He describes the woman as a snare – a trap with a noose for hanging. The experience with her held him captive in sin. Her charm, seduction, and sex was imprisoning (marine, Jezebel spirit). He lost control and couldn’t escape her because of the evil motives in her heart and her chain like hands. The sin and deception is so powerful in this woman that only a man who has the power of God can escape her.
Men, if you are susceptible to this kind of spirit, you have open doors that only God and the filling of the Holy Spirit can shut. Run from this spirit. Seek after God. Be subject to God. Stay on your face before Him. Fast and pray. But do not stay…Dr.J.