Someone is stuck somewhere and you don't know how to get out. I know that someone here is thinking we're now getting in the month of December and you're seeing signs of backwardness, like you're going to the same bush again. You don't know how to free yourself.

You feel like you're tightened somewhere and you're asking how do I free myself, bounce back and stand again.?

Someone was doing well during the 21 days of fasting and prayers in July but somehow the same challenge is emerging again. How do you find your way out of it?

I've told people there's no problem without a solution. Until you manage to kill God (and if you can) then there will be problems with no solutions.

If you're trying to do something and it isn't progressing, solution is there you just haven't found it yet, but it's there. We don't solve problems because we pick wrong solutions, we go to wrong places to look for solutions.

Our God has called us to be free, if you're caged there's a freedom for you. If you know "the truth" it shall set you free, the problem is which truth is truth? What do you regard as the truth.? We run away from the truth cause it's painful, if you're told this is the truth, will you accept it? That's the challenge.

We run away from the true truth. We want affordable truth, chewable one, sweet and easy.

Proverbs 26:2 (KJV) “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”

What's a curse? A curse is a problem that repeats over and over and it's not the will of God for you to go through it. A curse doesn't just come, there must be a cause. Face the truth why is it happening? What went wrong? There must be a cause somewhere.

Don't be like an ostrich hiding your head when you see a danger or problem believing that since you don't see it, it won't see you. Open your eyes, face the truth. I'm suffering because I've messed up one or two. You can't bounce back until you locate the source of your sufferings.

Ephesians 4:27 (KJV) “Neither give place to the devil...” so the devil cannot get a place unless you've opened a door somewhere. He doesn't have authority unless you give him authority. That's what happened in the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve gave place to the devil willingly. Many people do that today, they give devil a chance but don't want to face the reality. Don't make God a liar He said a curse without a reason can't come.

How long will you accept to suffer and go backward?

Malachi 3:7 (NKJV) “Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the Lord of hosts. "But you said, 'In what way shall we return?”

Isaiah 59:2 (NKJV) “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”

When things aren't okay find a reason why. Sometimes you only spoke a word, a small one carelessly and you have never rectified it. The bible says we shall give account to every idle word Math 12:36-37. Idle words are those careless words we spoke. Idle means inactive, unfruitful, barren, lazy, useless or unprofitable. Sometimes it's not a word, it's a thought, you know you don't have to go and commit sin by actions for it to become a sin, even through thoughts you can commit a sin.

You're tithing, going to church, yes but what about your thinking system? Is it okay? You might look innocent outside but what are you thinking?

Matthew 15:16-20(NKJV) So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”   

Thoughts can defile a man and you'll be giving the devil a place to destroy you.

You're not speaking bad things, but you've evil thoughts, you won't go anywhere, face the reality ask God to help you.

Many people think they can bounce back just by being rigid to the devil by binding him in prayers, let me tell you, this binding will work if you're okay spiritually. Spiritual world has principles/rules. God's not a liar if you follow the principles He'll answer you. Don't face challenges and say God's trying me, NO. God doesn't try someone with evil. Sometimes it's your character. You're too rude, and expect to be blessed, how? Rectify that situation immediately, don't bury it. You want to bounce back? Think of every place you've given to the devil go and take them back.

Return to God He'll return to you. There's no situation that God can't forgive unless you blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

Decide today that this week you're going to work out things, start with the word(bible), there's power to succeed there.

Joshua 1:7-8 (NKJV)

“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Meditating in the word is when you read and try to find out what God is trying to say about your situation from that word. Some people only know to read success verses from the bible, no, you should read the whole bible.

There are things God will never introduce you to, unless you've reached somewhere. You're a good tither but you've pride, God won't make you rich, until He squeeze all the pride out of you. There are people who are good in solving problems but they can’t solve their spiritual problems. Read the word, jot down things and make a decision to do them. Write the deadline that by this day, I should've gone to apologize to that person. Don't just say I think I'll have to go to apologize. Rents have deadlines and you meet them, why don't you think you should have deadline for correcting your ways.!

Uproot that plant that God didn't plant & things will start changing. You've to prove to God that you can handle yourself, then He'll take you to a higher level. If you want to get out of stagnation, search the source. Jot down how you're going to deal with it, if you don't know how, come see pastors.

A car problem will be solved by a mechanic, but your spiritual problem will be solved by a pastor not a mechanic. So come and talk to a pastor.


Pastor Peter Makongoro