This question is a strategic one that every believer needs to ask at certain junctions of life. It could be after you conclude a phase, as you intend to begin a new phase or if you find yourself in a dark situation. It is most crucial for a Christian to pray and seek to find out the next step, no matter how the past has been; good or bad. It doesn’t matter what has happened to you or that you are going through, the most important question to ask is, what next Oh Lord?
Stagnancy is a major attack of the enemy and you must ensure that it never happens to you. God is a moving God. In the first appearance of the Holy Spirit recorded in scriptures, the Bible says that the spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep. (Gen.1:2). The Holy Spirit is never stagnant. He is always moving, even when it appears that nothing is happening.
The response of Jesus to the question of Saul on his way to Damascus was pivotal to his life. Saul asked, "Lord what will you have me do?" That was why his manifestation was so strong. One of the dangers of stagnancy is being dull of hearing, and this can happen when you settle down negatively into a state of familiarity with the things of God and you lose the initial drive that you had when you first came to know the Lord.
God does not want you to remain a babe in spiritual things. There are two times that you can be a babe:
1.When you are a babe legitimately naturally, and
2.When you are a babe accidentally, this happens when an adult is very sick and has to feed on baby’s diet. At that time, the person is not only stagnant, he or she is regressing.
There is no stagnant position in the spirit realm, it is either a person is moving forward, or backwards.
As you grow in life, there are some things that have become a part of you and you shouldn't need anyone to tell you about them or remind you of them. Just like if a student has to be taught the same basic subject over and over again, he will not become what he has come to school to learn to become. When you got saved, you were saved for a reason, and God had that purpose in mind. He doesn’t want you to be tied to the basic subjects, but to move up to the specific purpose that has for you. You must learn the basics of every subject of the kingdom, and move up to the point that you are applying the principles of those subjects. For example, before you succeed, you ought to have mastered the issue of pride. Before you get married as a man or woman, you ought to have mastered the basic principles of a godly marriage to be able to apply it when you get married. You must always seek to find out the next thing in God’s agenda for you, and commit yourself to pursuing and fulfilling it.
Prayer: Lord, show me the next thing on your agenda for my life; help me to master every area of present struggles and challenges in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.