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How To Deal With Delays, Stagnation and Denial

I am certain that we have all experienced some sort of delay in our lives at one point or the other. There may be times that you feel stagnated, somewhat choked – you go around in circles as if nothing is happening for you or it is one step forward today and ten steps backward tomorrow.

In those moments, you do tend to feel cheated or denied, especially when you see your peers successfully moving ahead in life.

What about me God? Have you forgotten about me? These are all questions that you ask yourself whether in silence or openly speaking into the ears of God with the hope that having gotten His attention, He will remove the delay and get into action to address your situation.

It is no wonder then that the Psalmist David cried out to God, “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

But the truth be told, if you are truly living a life of faith, wholly and solely depending upon God, you will experience delay in your life. Not everything will happen in your time frame.

Another truth that we must be willing to accept is that not all delay, stagnation or denial comes from God. In fact, these are programmed, incubated, and hatched out of the kingdom of darkness by the devil and his satanic agents [demons] that once a person’s life comes under that type of attack, it will lead to discouragement, apostasy and ultimately backsliding.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood [not those we see with our natural eyes] but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

It is clear then that most delays are satanic and delays can lead to denial and stagnation. This is the conflict that believers face on a daily basis. These are attacks on the lives of God’s people intended to hinder your progress, to bring frustration and to  stop you from manifesting the plans of God for your lives and even the blessings that He intends for you.

Knowing The Difference Between Divine Versus Satanic Delays

There are times that God Himself will cause a divine delay in His plans for your life. He does that for His own purpose where you go through a process of pruning, after that comes growth and development.

Case in point. I recall in my early years right after I first surrendered my life to God and accepted His Son Jesus Christ into my heart as Lord and Savior, I had a habit of wanting everything to happen in my life or with my plans with lightning speed, and I carried around an attitude of ‘it’s my way or the highway.’

Can you relate to that? Am I the only one here who has always wanted things their way? Okay great, I see your hands up. 🙂

To help me overcome that bad habit, and not to be conformed anymore with the ways of the world, I had to go through a very painful pruning process so that my ways, my thoughts and my attitude could now be in alignment with that of God. That process of transformation not only caused a divine delay in the plans of God for my life but it also delayed my blessings.

Now that was clearly God taking me through a process. He was working patience out in me and bringing it to a place of perfection in order for my timing to be more synchronized with His.

“But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” [James 1:4]

Whenever it is God’s divine delay, you go through a process of pruning, growth, development, maturity after that comes manifestation of His plans, blessings and favor in your life.

In this segment it is understood that one reason God causes divine delays [such as was my experience] it is because His ways are not our ways.  [Isaiah 5:8-9] Additionally, divine delay comes so you can begin to demonstrate your faith in God and build spiritual muscles. [Galatians 6:9] He delays so that He can bless your patience [Hebrews 6:10] and that whatever situation you are faced with, He alone is glorified in the end. [John: 11:4]

Now it is completely different when there is stagnation and delay that is demonic. This is when you have done all that you can and you still cannot seem to get a breakthrough. Your life goes helter-skelter! Your life is constantly on a roller coaster. At the very beginning of this article, I made mention of going around in circles and that your breakthroughs are short-lived.

You become discouraged to the point where you feel like giving up. You feel the frustration everyday because somewhere in your heart, you know that is not how your life is supposed to be. You received prophecies after prophecies and nothing seem to manifest. Your life is stagnated. 

About Yvonne I. Wilson (789 Articles)
Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

5 Comments on How To Deal With Delays, Stagnation and Denial

  1. megha sahrma // July 11, 2018 at 3:36 am // Reply

    The fallen angel needs us to either act before God instructs us to or linger behind and stall.
    Extraordinary post!

  2. Okay Kingdom Ambassadors!
    I like that.
    It’s good to see you back blogging again Yvonne.
    God timing is different from my timing.
    You would think by now I would know that but for some reason I keep running my head into the wall.
    When God tell me to do something I hear Him and run with it.
    But what I’ve learned is when He tells you to act He will also tell you WHEN to act.
    The devil wants us to either act before God tells us to or lag behind and procrastinate.
    Great post!

    • Hey Vernon,
      Great to see you and thank you so much for your feedback/comment.
      Yes indeed so happy to be back. Done a bit of rebranding that brings my website more in alignment with what I am doing in the ministry. I am so excited with what God is doing in the earth. Obedience to God is very important to birth in the earth what He has purposed us to do. Timing is critical. Have a great week. Blessings

  3. Pastor Ava Baird // July 5, 2018 at 10:03 pm // Reply

    Indeed, it is not easy to deal with delays, stagnation and denial. I am sure we all have had our fair share, You made a very valid point when you said not all these things come from God. If we dont know the difference, we would begin to blame God. Great post, keep up the good work!

    • Hey Apostle Ava,
      Thanks for raising that point if we don’t know the difference in the delays, we would blame God. What I would further add it is exactly what the devil wants believers in Christ to do – to blame God for everything that is going wrong in their lives. He pulls a wool over their eyes because he do not want people to know the truth. When truth is revealed, then people will be set free. Let’s continue to spread the word, to change and transform lives through Christ. Have a great day!

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