STAGNATION is characterised by lack of progress, growth or advancement.

God truly desires that we all make “meaningful progress” in life. This is contained in His promise to those who wholly trust in Him (3 John 2).

However, certain events in life can sometimes leave us in a state where progress is not immediately obvious. Getting out of this state would demand that we dig deep to:

  • Identify the root cause of the stagnation; and
  • Make considerable effort in order to get out of that state with the intention to remain progressive thereafter.

As such, it takes willpower to get out of stagnation and to begin to make meaningful progress in life.


Unfortunately, what a lot of people describe as progress in today’s world is actually stagnation in disguise.

This is not necessarily a new phenomenon. Going way back in history, the Israelites found themselves compassing the same spot for several days while assuming progress (Deut. 2:1-3).

This kind of situation poses danger to modern day Christians and hence further demands the need to stay spiritually awake.

Thank God for his mercies and compassion which eventually brought about a rerouting of the Israelites journey northward.

Have you wondered for a moment what would have become of the Israelites fortune if they had carried on in the same trajectory?


Accept the situation and identify the root cause. This is usually the first step out of stagnation. Thereafter, take considerable steps to remedy the situation.

Below are three possible causes of stagnation:

  • Psychological: when the mind portrays stagnation as “perceived progress”
  • Physiological: when physical limitations threaten progress.
  • Spiritual: when God’s absence causes stagnation.

Join us during our services this month as we further explore the scriptures on this topic. In the meantime, make up your mind to GO FORWARD!


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