Making Progress?

If you are having a problem that you cannot resolve;

if you are restless and agitated about your life and situation;

if you feel like you are being carried along without any progress, not having any idea where you are headed,

then perhaps it is time to look beyond your own abilities, and look upward — looking up to the One who knows the solution!

What may seem foolish and humiliating to our natural understanding could well be what God wants you to do.

What God wants you to do is one simple action of faith by asking for help from Him, Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God].

That simple action of faith toward the LORD God is the way to make progress!

Any one simple action of faith by doing what the Bible declares as the good and right way, will open up the way of blessing and progress.

The simple action of faith, by humbling ourselves and seeking God, is the way to release God’s power into your situation  (2Chronicles 7:14).

tub-manMaybe you already do know exactly what God wants you to. But you have been ‘paddling feverishly’ in your own efforts, going away from His guidance, ignoring God’s direction.

Maybe you do not know what to do. Maybe you are feeling trapped and frustrated — like you have no options.

Either way . . . if we are afraid of appearing foolish, or appearing to be a failure, then we will make no progress.

If we want to make real progress, then we must get out of ourselves, so to speak.

We must turn away from our own efforts, and admit there is no solution in ourselves; admit that our own ways have gotten us further into a sinking hole.

There is only one place where we will begin to make real progress.

That place is raising our eyes to God in heaven and bowing before the presence of Yahuwah [the LORD], through His Son, Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ]:

Turn to me (Yahuwah) and BE saved (rescued), all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:22)

If we truly want answers, if we genuinely desire a rescue, then seeking Yahuwah on His terms, will give us real solutions.

‘His terms’?

That means our surrender.

That is, we make the first move . . .

We lay down our fighting efforts. Then we do one simple act of faith toward God, and we do an about-turn. That is, we finally begin to seek His written Word, and we accept and obey His way, His plan, and His solution.

Finding Yahuwah’s way and solution begins with our surrender — then turning to Him, talking to Him, pouring out our heart to Him, humbly yielding to Him, to His terms, to His Word.

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be!
If you have taken a wrong turn, yet you continue going forward,
then you are going further from your destination.
If you are on the wrong road,
then true progress means doing an about-turn,
and going back to the right road.
The person who turns back the soonest is the most progressive person.”
— C.S. Lewis

When Manasseh, king of Judah, was in affliction and distress, he humbled himself! He turned to Yahuwah his God — he turned away from himself, begging God for help.

God accepted Manasseh’s humble prayer and answered by letting Manasseh return to Jerusalem and rule again. This convinced Manasseh that Yahuwah is God. (2Chronicles 33:12-13).

“You should not think you have made any progress until . . .
you stop thinking so highly of yourself,
you look upon yourself as a servant to all, and
you maintain a contrite and lowly spirit.”
— Thomas, à Kempis

Consider your ways … (Ask yourself:)
What am I doing? How am I getting on?
Am I being successful? Am I finding true satisfaction?
Or am I doing a whole lot of things that do not really amount to very much,
that do not bring me true satisfaction?
Am I being frustrated and disappointed again and again?

When we consider our ways,
it may lead us to do what the psalmist did —
I have considered my ways,
and have turned my steps to your statutes
” (Psalms 119:59)
.
He realized that his way was not God’s way,
that his way was doing him no good.
So he decided that he would turn
turn from his way to God’s ways!
He turned his steps to God’s statutes.
He said, I will hasten,
and not delay, to obey your commands
” (Psalms 119:60)
.

Sometimes when we pause to consider our ways,
it leads us to see how foolish and unwise we are,
and it gives us an urgent desire to turn from our own way
to God’s way.
We need to say, “I will hasten and obey Your commands.
I will turn my steps to Your statutes
.” —Derek Prince

Father in heaven, I do want answers. I am frustrated with all my problems. I need real solutions. I want to be like Manasseh, who humbled himself and turned to You for help. Please help me! Help me to turn and walk in Your ways. Help me to hasten to obey Your Word. In Your Son’s name, Yahushua Messiah, I pray.

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Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God], Who is the Living, Eternal God, Creator of all things, Who can do whatever His pleases, came to this earth, born into this world through a virgin birth. He did this to communicate His character, His nature, His power, His purpose, and His plans. Only Yahushua Messiah [Jesus Christ] could have accomplished this mission, because . . . He was not an ordinary man!!

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