When I read the word stuck, I automatically think of being in a vehicle and the tires are spinning in mud and I’m not able to go forward or backward. No matter how much acceleration I try to give it, nothing helps. You’re just stuck.

Sometimes our lives are in that exact place. We feel like we’re spinning our wheels and no matter how much energy we try to put in, nothing seems to make a difference. We can’t get any traction one way or another. We’re just stuck.

What do you do when you’re stuck?

As I was reading the words of the Apostle Paul, I was reminded that if anyone knew what it was like to feel this way, it was Paul. You can’t get anymore stuck than when he was in prison. For days and weeks at a time, this is where Paul would find himself. He could have gotten upset and felt sorry for himself, but instead, he made some incredible contributions to the Kingdom of God while being stuck.

It was in those prisons where Paul wrote many of the letters to the different churches. He also gave instructions and encouraged many people while being in such a difficult place. He figured out a way to still add value even though his wheels were spinning.

You may not be where you want to be or even where you’re going to be, but you don’t have to wait until you get there to contribute to the Kingdom of God. You can find something to do that will add value to somebody’s life while being in an unfortunate position.


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