Feeling Trapped

Many people feel trapped by the aspects of their life. I remember so distinctively how I had no idea who I was, where I was going or what I was doing and I certainly didn’t know how to get to the next thing, whatever the next thing was.

Over the years, that trapped feeling wrapped a grip around my neck and squeezed until” I heard a message preached from my Apostle , “if you don’t like where you are, change it, make a different decision.” I hung on to those words as if it were my lifeline, because it was.  

It’s time to get un-trapped. It’s time to stop going around the same mountain over and over again. Einstein stated that “it is insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” What is the first step to getting un-trapped? Change the way you think. If you can change the way you think you can change your external condition. It all starts in the mind. The mind controls your will and emotions. You will never act opposite to what your mind tells you, then that would mean you are having a nervous breakdown. Your mind is designed to do whatever you tell it. It stores information to support whatever decision you come up with. You don’t like somebody? Then you mind will bring back all the data to the forefront of your mind to justify why you shouldn’t like this person. For example, your mind will tell you, remember when that person didn’t speak to you? Then you will begin to display actions that demonstrate you don’t like them.

The Scripture tells us to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. There is no such thing as an innocent thought. You must scrutinize every thought through the Scriptures and bring every thought CAPTIVE.

Casting down argument and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, brining every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

(2 Corinthians 10:5).

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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2 thoughts on “Feeling Trapped”

  1. “I walk down the street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I fall in.
    I am lost… I am helpless.
    It isn’t my fault.
    It takes forever to find a way out.

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I pretend I don’t see it.
    I fall in again.
    I can’t believe I am in the same place.
    But, it isn’t my fault.
    It still takes me a long time to get out.

    I walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I see it is there.
    I still fall in. It’s a habit.
    My eyes are open.
    I know where I am.
    It is my fault. I get out immediately.

    walk down the same street.
    There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
    I walk around it.

    I walk down another street.”
    Portia Nelson

    Your words brought this to mind, but it has taken me ages to find it! 😀 I hope it blesses you as it did me. x


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