Getting Spiritual Traction

Driving through a pasture after a fishing trip with my grandson I knew there was a soft soggy patch with high grass I had to drive through. I was pretty confident we could get through it because we had driven through it on our way to the pond. My half ton Chevy was light but with good tires and the right speed I felt pretty good. As I approached the soggy patch I gripped my stirring wheel, set up straight and picked up my speed, but that wasn’t enough. Halfway through the patch I could feel my speed slowing down even though my foot on the pedal was steady. Finally my truck stopped moving, but my wheels were still spinning. What happened to us in that pasture is what happens to so many people in life, the wheels are spinning, but you’re not going anywhere. I tried to rock it, reverse then drive, and a few other things, but I couldn’t get any traction. The truth is, you will never be able to get spiritual traction until you realize you are stuck. I hated to do it, but I called Mike who was there within a minutes. Mike hooked us up to his truck and pulled us out. We thanked him and went on our way. In your life there must be someone like Mike. He was close, he came with just a call and had exactly what we needed to get unstuck. The entire army of Israel was stuck in battle 40 days against the Philistines because Goliath was in the valley. Each morning that came out shouting as they lined up for battle, but no one moved. They were spinning their wheels in fear and they did that until the day a shepherd boy named David showed up. “Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung [it] and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.” I Samuel 17:49 NKJV. If for some reason you are stuck and spinning your wheels in life know that help is available. Stop trying to rock your life back and forth you’ll only sink deeper. Call on Jesus! He will come and He will have what it takes to get you free again.