“Other seed fell among rocks. It began to grow, but the plant soon wilted and died for lack of moisture.”
Luke 8:6 NLT
The trouble with having a stagnated life is much more complicated than anyone can imagine. Things stop moving as expected. Life becomes boring and empty. Everyone just about you becomes the perfect target to blame. Above all, you feel trapped. At that level of stagnation, prayer and praises have no different meaning because they have turned into routinely procedures.
How do you recognise a stagnated Christian? Here is how – for five months he is with God and everyone knows his as a Christian. For the following seven months, he is with the world, and he does the things about the world. In other words, he is a Christian, who travels and comes back to the Lord at anytime he wants. He prays and read the Bible when he remembers to act so. His Bible has accumulated tons of dust over the course of the times he never bothered to read it. Even his electronic Bible app was not opened for months.
The problem with this is that such a Christian whose life is stagnated cannot see beyond the actual minute. He cannot learn new things from God, and he will invariably miss out from hearing the messages of the Holy Spirit. When he reads the Bible, he repeatedly reads the identical chapters and verses all over once more. He will pray the alike types of prayers as much as he wishes. He continues to see God all the time with the exact mental images of the Lord he made long ago. It is no wonder such Christian is a rocky, rocky one; always unstable and insecure.
This is why as Christian, you need the daily renewal of your mind so that you can experience the freshness of the Holy Ghost. The more you remove the old clothes of fellowship and put on the new ones, the closer you become to God. Think about Jesus and how He would proceed back to His Father in the solo times to regain and refresh the anointing. This is very significant. Hence, I pray you, do not allow stagnation in your relationship with God. It is unsafe and will draw you away from all the blessings and divine protection.